Patricia Gherovici: Attack of the Difficult Ecrits – Class 2 – The Situation of Psychoanalysis

This class was based on a collaborative annotated reading by Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler of Lacan’s “The Situation of Psychoanalysis and the Training of Psychoanalysts in 1956,” to be published in the forthcoming Reading the Écrits – A Guide to Lacan’s Works, edited by Derek Hook, Calum Neill, and Stijn Vanheule. The following is an excerpt from this forthcoming volume, posted here with permission from the editors: Psychoanalytic Fable In the essay, fittingly vituperative, Lacan will now adopt an absurdist tone in what will take the form of an extended fable emulating moralist philosopher Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696)’s satires inspired by Theophrastus (371-287 BC). Both authors are dear to Lacan, and the French comic tradition. Lacan describes the pitfalls of the bureau...Read More


Unbehagen Case Presentation Event No. 1: “Without History” Saturday, January 10, 2015 Three analysts—Muriel Dimen, Patricia Gherovici, and David Lichtenstein—will present the same case based on a set of process notes from three analytic sessions. This event will explore aspects of the relationship between the patient, the individual clinician, and theory that are usually hidden by the conventional structure of the case presentation form. Other themes will include the effects of group dynamics on the case presentation experience and the ways in which case presentations may implicitly transmit essential aspects of the case, beyond what is explicitly intended. For full description, please read the attached PDF. Special thanks to Jason Royal who composed the attached PDF and who has conceived ...Read More

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