This book arises out of an important international conference held in 2006 to discuss how regulation by the state has affected psychoanalysis as a clinical discipline in many different parts of the world. It explores the threat in psychoanalytic practice and draws together arguments against it.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction: psychoanalytic practice and state regulation -- Contexts -- Psychoanalysis and state regulation -- Responsibility and accountability in psychoanalysis -- Morals and psychoanalytic education -- Why is psychoanalysis not in trouble? -- Psychoanalysis and its self-mutilation -- Responses -- How does “the state” regulate? -- Psychoanalytic training in a culture of competencies -- Of teaching and the university discourse -- Regulation or ethics as the basis of psychoanalytic training -- International Contexts and Responses -- The analyst’s desire between singularity of the act and “a few others” -- The double denial and the double bind of psychologization: the Accoyer Amendment revisited -- The situation of psychoanalysis in France -- Regulation, ethics, and freedom -- Psychoanalysis and regulation in Japan -- The Italian lesson -- Psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in Italy -- 1989–2005: That is, psychoanalysis against itself -- Lessons and Directions -- Global psychoanalyst? -- Unconsciously generating inevitability? Workable accountability alternatives to the statutory regulation of the psychological therapies -- Psychoanalysis and regulation