The Logic of the Case is a space that will be dedicated to the writing and presentation of clinical cases. To that end we encourage everyone to bring a case of their own practice that they wish to work on or we can provide the clinical material for those who don’t have a practice yet.
We will dedicate a few meetings to explore in detail what constitutes the ‘literary genre’, so to speak, of a clinical case. It is a great evidence that the writing of clinical cases is not an easy task. We will work together on individually writing a clinical case, while deriving its logic in the process. At the end of the workshop everyone will have a written case, ready for to be presented if they so desire.
The Logic of the Case meets biweekly, on Thursdays at 6pm.
The symptom constitutes the privileged unconscious formation for the direction of the cure, so much so that Freud denominates it the compass of the analysis. This conception differs strongly from other approaches that consider the symptomatic manifestation as an annoyance that must be eliminated.
In this Seminar we will focus on the precisions of this notion as well as the variations that the symptom suffers throughout the process of the analytic cure.
We intend to provide clinical resources for the practice while setting some key concepts for the operation of an analyst. The spirit of the seminar is to question previous ideas of what is Freudian and about the ethics of psychoanalysis, aiming to convey a reading of the texts of reference sustained in the clinic… that is to introduce a Lacanian reading of Freud.
This seminar is the second part of an introduction to Freud's concepts from a Lacanian perspective, and starts locating the position of the analyst in a treatment with the concept of transference, as motor and obstacle of the analysis. Then, the practical relevance of the Oedipus Complex and the Castration Complex is introduced by the reading of Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, and the logic that Freud produces out of that tragedy—the remainder of that operation: the super-ego.
Beyond the Pleasure Principle: Acting out and negative therapeutic reaction as obstacles produced by the treatment itself—which make us rethink the position of the analyst in transference.
Finally, Lacan and the Great Other with an introduction to one of his first clinicalcompass graphs: the L-scheme.
Obsessive neuroses constitutes one of the main neurotic structures, along with hysteria and anguish neuroses or phobia. This way of conceiving obsessive neuroses differs strongly from other approaches that consider that obsessive traits are enough to arrive to a diagnoses, for example OCD.
In this Seminar we will focus on the precisions of this structure as well as the variations that the symptom suffers throughout the process of the analytic cure.