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Lacanian Psychotherapy


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Introduction: Another Psychoanalysis. Shattering Discourse to Bring Free Speech. Evidence and Psychotherapy: A History of Case Histories. Strength in Letters. Aggressiveness in Psychotherapy. Organa Non-Grata. Che Vuoi? The Letter and the Desire of the Other. Conclusions.

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Michael J. Miller, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York, USA and an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, USA. He has been published in The Humanistic Psychologist as well as Lacan and Addictions (Karnac, 2011), and has presented to groups of psychoanalytic clinicians on clinical applications of Lacan.


"Therapists of all persuasions will relish Michael Miller's lucid, beautifully written discussion of the use of Lacan's work in clinical practice. Targeting topics of concern to the widest range of practitioners -- including insight, opening up of 'potential space,' transference, countertransference, gender, and power dynamics -- he provides word-for-word transcripts of interactions with his clients that beautifully illustrate a Lacanian approach to listening and interpreting that can be applied in a great many therapeutic settings, using theory to illuminate -- but never overshadow -- the case material. The level of detail provided in his case studies is unrivaled. A fabulous achievement!" - Bruce Fink, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA "This is an excellent introduction to Lacanian clinical practice, written for the general clinician/psychotherapist who is beginning to consider the field of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Despite the focus being psychotherapy rather than psychoanalysis, the book approaches the scope of analytical experience and provides an abundance of clinical material which should be of great help to the psychotherapist not familiar with the intricacies of Lacanian theory and practice. All in all this is a well-written and insightful book that was a joy to read." - Raul Moncayo, Supervising Analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, and author, Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis

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