"Introduction to Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation: The Practice of Preliminary Sessions"
Introduction to Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation: The Practice of Preliminary Sessions
When: 6th January (Rik Loose) - 10th February (Alan Rowan) - 10th March (Florencia F.C. Shanahan)
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm Irish Time
Online Attendance 3 Seminars: €30
In-Person Attendance 3 Seminars: Free of charge
Venue: Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2.
Topics to be covered:
- What is the Lacanian Orientation? (Jacques-Alain Miller's elucidation of Lacan's teaching).
- What do we call preliminary sessions? Why do we speak of its practice as distinctive?
- How to operate on demand? Modalities of responses to the demands for analysis.
- Consent: on the side of s/he who demands and on the side of the analyst. Refusing a demand. Delaying / referring on.
- Transference (algorithm, SsK, S1 at the entry of analysis, Referential knowledge versus textual knowledge).
- The body in the preliminary sessions. Presence of the analyst.
- Entry via the symptom versus entry via the fantasy.
- Isolating the real that provoked the demand. What encounter triggered the request? Analyst as complement.
- Logic of the case in the initial interviews versus assessment (therapeutics).
- Analytic act: no entry into analysis without the analyst's act. ("Position of the Unconscious," Écrits).
- Subjective implication, subjective rectification ("Direction of the treatment....," Écrits).
- How does the analyst need to be included in the symptom for it to go from pathological to analytical.
- What is diagnosis in psychoanalysis? Subjective position <> position in the structure.
- What is a symptom in psychoanalysis? Difference from medical discourse, protocolization, categories, etc.
- Entering analysis: threshold that separates preliminary sessions from analysis proper.
- Introduction of the unconscious. - Couch - Payment - Frequency & length of sessions.
- Enunciating the fundamental rule.
- Emphasis will be placed on examples from practice that illustrate each point that is presented.
- Freud, S., On beginning the treatment (1913)
- Freud, S., The dynamics of transference (1912)
- Freud, S., Recommendations to physicians... (1912)
- Freud, S., Observations on transference (1915)
- Lacan, J., Presentation on transference, Ecrits
- Lacan, J., Variations on standard treatment
- Lacan, J., Direction of the treatment...
- Lacan, J., Geneva Lecture on the Symptom
- Miller, J.-A., CUT (Clinic Under Transference)
- Miller, J.-A., Contraindications to psychoanalytic treatment
- Miller, J.-A., Pure Psychoanalysis, Applied Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (2001)
- Miller, J.-A., The Seminar of Barcelona. On Symptom Formation (1996)
- Laurent, E., Guiding Principles for Any Psychoanalytic Act (2004)