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"Psychoanalysis is not like any other form of therapeutics".
Jacques Lacan
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Some observations on case presentations.
By Marta Serra Frediani
Ever since the Seminar of the Freudian Field was created in Barcelona in 1985, its meetings have consisted of two different sections: a seminar on texts conducted by a lecturer, and a seminar on clinical cases, delivered jointly by the lecturer and two psychoanalysts who "present" a clinical case from their own practice.
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The bond at present. Trauma, history and subjectivity.
By Dudy Bleger
I wish to thank the authorities of the Argentinian Association for Mental Health (Asociación Argentina de Salud Mental) for inviting me to take part in this Congress, which I gladly agreed to do. The title that occupies us involves concepts that are very hard to deal with in a limited amount of time, so I had to think about how to approach it as an analyst, from the ethics I adhere to. We will not be so naive as to think that when one speaks, the subject of the enunciation is not present right there.
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Some observations on the evolution of the concept of trauma
By Elena Levy Yeyati
This work reviews specialized literature on some theories and prejudices, both historical and current, about trauma. These may appear to be linked to Freud's early theory on trauma. We claim, however, that such relationship is paradoxical and even nonexistent in some cases. The psychoanalytic view disagrees with some of today's theorists on trauma. In order to explain these differences, at least two factors -one conceptual and the other one political in nature- need to be taken into consideration. These differences go beyond the academic area, as they also have an effect on institutional practices.
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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."
Theodicy, common sense and the success of psychoanalysis in Argentina
By Sergio Eduardo Visacovsky
A lot has been said and written about the predominance of psychoanalysis in Argentina, compared to other Latin American and European countries. Master of a large field which comprises an heterogeneous group of practices involved in the treatment of mental ailments, psychoanalysis continues to prevail due to the large number of followers it has among psychoanalysts and patients, the number and importance of psychoanalytic institutions, and the extent to which it has become widespread in the general population, especially in Buenos Aires, the city where it has had the greatest development in Argentina.
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Monsieur Fenouillard's axiom.
By Diana Etinger
By the staff of Referencias en la obra de Lacan: Diana Etinger de Alvarez, Verónica Carbone, Agueda Hernández, Clara Lichtensztain and Diana V. de Indart
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Psychoanalysis in Argentina, from Klein to Lacan Alejandro Dagfal
The necessity of the accident: Lacan and the question of trauma. Adela Stoppel de Gueller
Desire to kill. Claudia Piñeiro
About El secreto de sus ojos. Lic. Lidia Deutsch
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