Jacques Lacan's impact upon the theory and practice of psychoanalysis worldwide cannot be underestimated. Lacanian Psychoanalysis looks at the current debates surrounding Lacanian practice and explores its place within historical, social and political contexts.
The book argues that Lacan’s elaboration of psychoanalytic theory is grounded in clinical practice and needs to be defined in relation to the four main traditions; psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and spirituality.
As such topics of discussion include:
* the intersection between psychoanalysis and social transformation
* a new way through deadlocks of current Lacanian debate
* a new approach to ‘clinical structures’ of neurosis, perversion and psychosis
Lacanian Psychoanalysis draws on Lacan's work to shed light on issues relevant to current therapeutic practice and as such it will be of great interest to students, trainees and practitioners of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling and other domains of personal and social change.
Ian Parker is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). He was co-founder in 1991, and is currently co-director of the Discourse Unit at MMU. He is also a practising psychoanalyst in Manchester.
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