Creating space: Lacan as a revolutionary clinical practitioner - EXPeditions

Creating space: Lacan as a revolutionary clinical practitioner

by Dany Nobus
  • 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.