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Creating space: Lacan as a revolutionary clinical practitioner
by Dany Nobus
About this EXP
Dany Nobus, psychoanalyst and Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London, talks about Lacan, the practitioner.
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Key point 1
For Lacan, a psychoanalyst should create a space in which a patient can speak their mind without the analyst imposing meaning.
Key point 2
Lacan’s variable-length sessions often lasted only five or ten minutes, and patients didn’t know how long a session would be.
Key point 3
Lacan’s concept of “object a” reflects the notion that every object of desire contains within itself the source of dissatisfaction.
Key point 4
Lacan became known for his weekly seminars, which drew large audiences interested in his ideas on the human mind.
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