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This is an introduction to Jacques Lacan's approach to therapy, from the point of view of a practitioner faced with the question of diagnosis. How it is done and how it differs from other forms of therapy is examined, and many of his theoretical notions are explored. At each point of the treatment the analyst's aims and interventions are explained, and four case studies are used to illustrate Lacan's structural approach to diagnosis. These cases take up both theoretical and clinical issues in Lacan's views of psychosis, perversion, and neurosis, and highlight the very different approaches to treatment that different situations demand.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674135369
ISBN-10: 0674135369
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x 18mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruce Fink

Bruce Fink is Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University and a practicing psychoanalyst. He is the author of The Lacanian Subject: Between Language and Jouissance, the coeditor of two collections of papers on Jacques Lacan, and the translator of Lacan's Seminar XX, Seminar VIII,and Ecrits (new complete edition).

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