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"Psychoanalysis is not like any other form of therapeutics".
Jacques Lacan
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The necessity of the accident: Lacan and the question of trauma.
By Adela Stoppel de Gueller
Trauma appears in the early years of psychoanalysis in order to remove neuroses from the field of degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Instead, Freudsupports the notion of accidental causality, thus enabling particular historical contingencies to acquire the statute of determining causal factors. Lacan takes this subject up again to distinguish the real from reality and to question the concept of cause. The advent of the Freudian unconscious appears as an open wound between the cause and that which is affected by the cause. Neurosis is the scar that tries to heal this wound. After Lacan, trauma is no longer an accident, but that around which the subject is constituted.
Short articles
A Lacanian Left?
By Jorge Alemán
The author proposes a praxis of the Left based on "the thought of Jacques Lacan, the only materialist theory about the malaise of the 21st century" and claims that "the teachings of Lacan may illuminate that which still remains unthinkable: the defeat, on a worldwide scale, of the revolutionary project of the Left."
Testimony on the passe
Happiness without hope
By Luis Darío Salamone
I wish to thank the Brazilian School of Psychoanalysis for inviting me to give a testimony at this Conference. [2] I am going to explain the happiness I managed to achieve by the end of an analysis. Several years ago I wrote about this subject for a conference entitled "The satisfactions of the symptom", hosted by the Lacanian Orientation School [3], during which Oscar Zack and I participated in a plenary session on happiness. Perhaps I should begin by discussing unhappiness. Rereading "Civilization and its discontents" [4], I remembered that title originally chosen by Freud was "Unhappiness in culture".
Clinical vignettes
"The woman, logically, is always more long-suffering".
By Lic. Beatriz Bacco
The purpose of this work is to describe a patient's first interview at a private mental health center. The interview -during which the patient was invited to speak freely- was conducted by the patient's analyst. As the analyst-in-training who witnessed the interview, I will try to account for what I heard from a Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalytic point of view.
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Short articles
Notes on our translations.
By Andrea Banega
Being asked to convey someone else's ideas accurately and effectively into another language is both an honor and a challenge. It is not always a straightforward task, particularly in fields such as Psychology and Psychoanalysis.
Open access article
Clinical vignettes
Three aunts.
By Dr. Jorge Bekerman
Lidia s childhood was atypical, to say the least. An "only child", she owed this peculiar filial status to a tragic event: the death under ambiguous circumstances of a baby who, had it not died during labor, would have been her elder sister; a sister, by the way, who was dead but not gone.
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More articles in Lacanian Psychoanalysis All articles
Uses of oblivion. Graciela Ortiz Zavalla
The role of time in the clinical situation, according to Lacan. David Marrani
Borges, Wilde, style: why ´anxiety´ is not ´Angst´ Héctor Mauas, Marco Mauas
Superego resistance: negative therapeutic reaction. Dra. Marta Gerez Ambertín
Taking the time. Lic. Norma Píngaro
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