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An introduction to psychoanalytic technique from a Lacanian perspective.

What does it mean to practice psychoanalysis as Jacques Lacan did? How did Lacan translate his original theoretical insights into moment-to-moment psychoanalytic technique? And what makes a Lacanian approach to treatment different from other approaches? These are among the questions that Bruce Fink, a leading translator and expositor of Lacan's work, addresses in Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique by describing and amply exemplifying the innovative techniques (such as punctuation, scansion, and oracular interpretation) developed by Lacan to uncover unconscious desire, lift repression, and bring about change.

Unlike any other writer on Lacan to date, Fink illustrates his Lacanian approach to listening, questioning, punctuating, scanding, and interpreting with dozens of actual clinical examples. He clearly outlines the fundamentals of working with dreams, daydreams, and fantasies, discussing numerous anxiety dreams, nightmares, and fantasies told to him by his own patients. By examining transference and countertransference in detail through the use of clinical vignettes, Fink lays out the major differences (regarding transference interpretation, self-disclosure, projective identification, and the therapeutic frame) between mainstream psychoanalytic practice and Lacanian practice. He critiques the ever more prevalent normalizing attitude in psychoanalysis today and presents crucial facets of Lacan's approach to the treatment of neurosis, as well as of his entirely different approach to the treatment of psychosis.

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique is an introduction to psychoanalytic technique from a Lacanian perspective that is based on Fink's many years of experience working as an analyst and supervising clinicians, including graduate students in clinical psychology, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and psychoanalysts. Designed for a wide range of practitioners and requiring no previous knowledge of Lacan's work, this primer is accessible to therapists of many different persuasions with diverse degrees of clinical experience, from novices to seasoned analysts.

Fink's goal throughout is to present the implications of Lacan's highly novel work for psychoanalytic technique across a broad spectrum of interventions. The techniques covered (all of which are designed to get at the unconscious, repression, and repetition compulsion) can be helpful to a wide variety of practitioners, often transforming their practices radically in a few short months.

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What does it mean to practice psychoanalysis as Jacques Lacan did? How did Lacan translate his original theoretical insights into moment-to-moment psychoanalytic technique? And what makes a Lacanian approach to treatment different from other approaches? These are among the questions that Bruce Fink, a leading translator and expositor of Lacan's work, addresses in "Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique" by describing and amply exemplifying the innovative techniques (such as punctuation, scansion, and oracular interpretation) developed by Lacan to uncover unconscious desire, lift repression, and bring about change.

Unlike any other writer on Lacan to date, Fink illustrates his Lacanian approach to listening, questioning, punctuating, scanding, and interpreting with dozens of actual clinical examples. He clearly outlines the fundamentals of working with dreams, daydreams, and fantasies, discussing numerous anxiety dreams, nightmares, and fantasies told to him by his own patients. By examining transference and countertransference in detail through the use of clinical vignettes, Fink lays out the major differences (regarding transference interpretation, self-disclosure, projective identification, and the therapeutic frame) between mainstream psychoanalytic practice and Lacanian practice.

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"One major lack in the psychoanalytic literature has been of a comprehensive, clear overview of psychoanalytic technique from a Lacanian perspective. `Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique' finally overcomes this lack. Bruce Fink's text conveys a systematic, comprehensive summary of the technical implications of the Lacanian approach, which he differentiates from the corresponding technical views of the psychoanalytic mainstream--the ego psychological, Kleinian, and British Independent schools--and from the intersubjective-relational approach. One may agree or disagree with Bruce's formulations, but they open an extremely helpful view of the approach to the clinical psychoanalytic situation from Lacan's perspective, and provide, in the process, a convincing exploration of key Lacanian concepts. This volume should be of definite interest to all psychoanalytic clinicians and educators, and facilitate an overdue, well-formulated scientific debate."

-- Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Director, Personality Disorders Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney Westchester; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

"With his new book, Bruce Fink is proving once again that he is the undisputed leader of clinical Lacanian psychoanalysis in the Anglo-American world. With his characteristic blend of theoretical rigor, clinical acumen and dry wit, Fink has quite simply reinvented the truth of Lacanian psychoanalysis, and his book will no doubt be as fundamental for a whole generation of scholars and practitioners as the techniques that it sets out to explain and advance."

-- Dany Nobus, Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Brunel University.

"Here readers will find trenchant discussions of a variety of topics central to psychoanalytic practice, such as analytic listening, punctuation, scanding, interpretation, transference and countertransference. Dr. Fink is especially brilliant in his consideration of other psychoanalytic theories and writers, and demonstrates with striking clarity the differences between them and Lacanian analysis."

-- Mitchell Wilson, M.D., San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.

"This book is something of a rarity, as it breaks with both the commonly held misconception of Lacan as a theoretician of no practical relevance, and with the prejudice of Lacanian analysts who believe that the actual practice of analysis is impossible to explain. Bruce Fink deals comprehensively and methodically with the full range of analytic questions, even the most controversial ones, with clarity and elegance."

-- Colette Soler, Ecole de Psychanalyse des Forums du Champ Lacanien, Paris, France, author of "What Lacan Said About Women."

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