Dominique Scarfone M.D., is full professor at the Department of Psychology of the Université de Montréal where he teaches psychoanalytic theory, does clinical supervision, and conducts conceptual research with his doctoral students. A psychoanalyst in private practice, he is a supervising analyst, member of the Société and of the Institut Psychanalytique de Montréal, French-speaking sections of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis as well of the international board of the Revue Française de psychanalyse. He has published four books: Jean Laplanche (PUF, 1997), Oublier Freud? Mémoire pour la psychanalyse (Boréal, 1999), Les Pulsions (PUF, « Que sais-je? », 2004) and Quartiers aux rues sans nom (Paris, Éditions de l'Olivier, Collection Penser/Rêver, 2012). He is also the author of several book chapters and numerous articles in international journals. He is regularly invited to give seminars and conferences across Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Latin America.
In the last several decades, the analytic field has widened considerably in scope. The therapeutic task is now seen by an increasing number of analysts to require that patient and analyst work... (more)