Confessions from the Couch: Psychoanalytical Notions Illustrated with Extracts from Sessions

Author(s) : Valerie Blanco, Translator : Jane Hodgson-McCrohan

Confessions from the Couch: Psychoanalytical Notions Illustrated with Extracts from Sessions

Book Details

  • Publisher : L'Harmattan
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 102
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 37769
  • ISBN 13 : 9782343062440
  • ISBN 10 : 9782343062
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The unconscious? The Oedipus complex? The castration complex? Neurosis? The objet a? What are they? And what does one say to an analyst? What happens during an analysis?

For those asking questions about psychoanalysis, Confessions from the Couch gives clear and simple answers. The principal psychoanalytical notions, both Freudian and Lacanian, are explained and illustrated with chosen extracts from actual analytical sessions.

Valérie Blanco has brilliantly used an everyday language to explain concepts that can be difficult to grasp. This book is accessible to everybody. It offers a riveting opening into psychoanalysis and allows the reader a glimpse of actual psychoanalytical practice.

Table of contents


CHAPTER 1 – The unconscious and symptoms

CHAPTER 2 – Castration

CHAPTER 3 – Oedipus

CHAPTER 4 – The psychic structures

CHAPTER 5 – The three registers: the Real, the Symbolic, the Imaginary

CHAPTER 6 – The lost object and desire

CHAPTER 7 – The hysteric neurosis and the obsessional neurosis

CHAPTER 8 – The mirror stage

CHAPTER 9 – The other and the Other

CHAPTER 10 – Jouissance, repetition and fantasy

CHAPTER 11 – The analysis

About the Author(s)

Valérie Blanco is a French psychoanalyst. She studied at the department of Psychoanalysis at Paris 8.

Jane Hodgson-McCrohan is English and has been living in Paris for more than 20 years. She studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris 8.

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