Between Winnicott and Lacan: A Clinical Engagement

Editor : Lewis A. Kirshner

Between Winnicott and Lacan: A Clinical Engagement

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 182
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 30487
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415883740
  • ISBN 10 : 0415883741
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free UK Delivery over £25
Add to basket
Add to wishlist

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

D.W. Winnicott and Jacques Lacan, two of the most innovative and important psychoanalytic theorists since Freud, are also seemingly the most incompatible. And yet, in different ways, both men emphasized the psychic process of becoming a subject or of developing a separate self, and both believed in the possibility of a creative reworking or new beginning for the person seeking psychoanalytic help. The possibility of working between their contrasting perspectives on a central issue for psychoanalysis - the nature of the human subject and how it can be approached in analytic work - is explored in this book. Their differences are critically evaluated, with an eye toward constructing a more effective psychoanalytic practice that takes both relational and structural-linguistic aspects of subjectivity into account. The contributors address the Winnicott-Lacan relationship itself and the evolution of their ideas, and provide detailed examples of how they have been utilized in psychoanalytic work with patients.

Contributors: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, James Gorney, Andre Green, Mardi Ireland, Lewis Kirshner, Deborah Luepnitz, Mari Ruti, Alain Vanier, Francois Villa

Reviews and Endorsements

'Winnicott and Lacan are arguably two of the most important psychoanalyst after Freud. Who would have thought that their methods and techniques could converge in clinical practice? I wondered how it could work. This book shows how it can be done and makes a strong case for the advantages of combining the contributions of these two psychoanalytic innovators. These essays, rich in clinical material, will intrigue all who are interested in the talking cure. This unique book will also be a valuable teaching tool. Between Winnicott and Lacan brings fresh perspective for rethinking psychoanalytic theory and practice.'
- Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D., author, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Gender

Kirshner, Introduction. Luepnitz, Thinking in the Space between Winnicott and Lacan. Green, The Bifurcation of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Lacan and Winnicott. Gorney, Winnicott and Lacan: A Clinical Dialogue. Ireland, Vicissitudes of the Real: Working between Winnicott and Lacan. Kirshner, Applying the Work of Winnicott and Lacan: The Problem of Psychosis. Vanier, The Object between Mother and Child: From Winnicott to Lacan. Bernstein, The Space of Transition between Winnicott and Lacan. Ruti, Winnicott with Lacan: Living Creatively in a Postmodern World. Villa, Human Nature: A Paradoxical Object.

About the Editor(s)

Lewis Kirshner, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the author of Having a Life: Self Pathology after Lacan (Analytic Press, 2003), and has led workshops and meetings of the American Psychoanalytic and International Psychoanalytical Associations on ""Working between Winnicott and Lacan.""

More titles by Lewis A. Kirshner

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

...or Worse: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XIX

...or Worse: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XIX

Jacques Lacan

Price £14.39

save £1.60

Analyzed by Lacan: A Personal Account

Analyzed by Lacan: A Personal Account

Betty Milan

Price £14.99

Clinical Encounters and the Lacanian Analyst: Who's your Dora?

Clinical Encounters and the Lacanian Analyst: Who's your Dora?

Dries Dulsster

Price £20.69

save £2.30

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates