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The Analyzing Situation (Paperback)

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In this book Jean-Luc Donnet explores the particularities of the status of the method in psychoanalysis, linked to the specificity of unconscious psychic processes. If the method aims at ensuring a level of technical mastery, it must also make sure that analytic treatment does not become an ?application? of knowledge. A modern conception of the analytic situation implies going beyond the classical pair of ?setting-interpretation?. Starting out from the postulate of a transferential dynamic of the encounter, the author brings into play the pair ?analyzing site-situation?. The ?analyzing situation? emerges from the utilization, in a ?found-created? mode (Winnicott), of an initial site constituted by a set of means put at the patient?s disposal. The analyzing situation includes patient and analyst in a self-organizing structure. The notion of a site makes it possible to approach the difference between psychoanalysis and analytic psychotherapy differently: each site has a ?logic?, an intrinsic functional coherence, which have their own incidence on the therapeutic process. In the second part of the book, which ends with analysis of an essential screen-memory ?A Child Is Being Talked About?, the author also presents four other texts: a vertiginous study of Conrad?s novel,Lord Jim; a new exploration of ?tender humour?; a moving reading of Freud?sA Disturbance on the Acropolis, and a radical approach to Civilization and its Discontents which reflect the central place he gives to the agency of the superego as a keystone of Freudian thought.


Publisher Karnac Books
Mfg Part# 9781855757660
SKU 214104972
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1855757664
Release Date 4/8/2013
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