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    • The addicted subject caught between the ego and the drive : the post-Freudian reduction and simplification of a complex clinical problem 

      Loose, Rik (Psychoanalytische Perspectieven, 2000)
      Texts by Abraham, Rado, Glover and Gross are explored in order to investigate post-Freudian literature on the question of addiction. The reduction of the Freudian field is analysed in order to produce new foundation stones ...
    • Analytical discourse and scientific discourse : a difference in responsibility 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1994)
      What is worth knowing has a special place in the discourse of analysis and it is something that is difficult to transmit. In psychoanalysis, knowledge, S2, is related to truth; it occupies the place of truth in its discourse ...
    • A case of hysteria ? 

      Loose, Rik; Sullivan, Gerry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      In 1896 Freud proposed the theory that hysterical obsessive neurosis was caused by an actual sexual encounter between father and child. The first hint of a movement away from the seduction theory came on 8 February, 1897 ...
    • Discovering transference 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2006)
      Today we are marking the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud. Why? Because he founded a new clinical practice, named psychoanalysis. His radical step, which he himself described, retrospectively, ...
    • A Gross episode 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      In three letters written by Freud in 1908 and addressed to Jung, references were made to the addiction of their colleague, the rebellious and burlesque Otto Gross. It is most peculiar that these references are not mentioned ...
    • Lacan and the Sophist - indications of the logic of the subject 

      O'Donnell, Barry (Psychoanalytische Perspectieven, 2000)
      In the Seminar Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis Lacan suggests that the logical conditions for the subsistence of the subject are indicated in Plato’s Sophist. Lacan argues that the same conditions are necessary for ...
    • Lacan for beginners 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      Is it misguided to write a 'beginners book' on a thinker as complex, obscure, fluid and rich as Lacan? It depends perhaps, on to whom the book is addressed. In the opening to the French edition of the Ecrits, Lacan states ...
    • Lacan's invention 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2006)
      Lacan was always concerned with what was distinctive about psychoanalysis, with what is new with psychoanalysis, and why it is justifiable to speak of the Freudian discovery. This concern occupied him no less in Les non-dupes ...
    • Libido and toxic substance 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1996)
      Despite Freud's tendency to deny this, there can be little doubt that the Cocaine Episode was an important part of his scientific and therapeutic work. Elsewhere we have proposed a reading of Freud's Cocaine Papers which ...
    • Love in Plato's Symposium and Lacan's Transference seminar 

      Ball, Terry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2011)
      This article focuses on Lacan’s eighth seminar on Transference, specifically his references to Plato’s Symposium, and more particularly the attention he pays therein to the interaction and dialogue between Alcibiades, ...
    • Memory and phantasy 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      There is a presupposition in the term 'false memory syndrome' that there are memories that are true and memories that are false; that a false memory is something fabricated and that it therefore has no bearing on the truth; ...
    • The Parmenides and the One 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2004)
      I am going to talk to you about a dialogue by Plato called Parmenides because both in Seminar XIX, …ou pire, and in the series of lectures entitled The knowledge of the psychoanalyst, Lacan indicates it as a text which ...
    • 'Per via di porre', 'per via di levare', 'per via di tagli' : contemporary symptoms and the art of interpretation 

      Loose, Rik (Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland, 2010)
      In Du Discours Psychanalytique Lacan seems to argue that the discourse of the master produces the discourse of the capitalist, or at least, he implies that the discourse of the capitalist is produced by a warping of the ...
    • Plato's good for Lacan 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      This paper is about sex. And if it is about sex, it is about number. In the final weeks of the Seminar entitled Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis Lacan identifies what has been a theme, perhaps the major one, of that ...
    • Reading Plato's Symposium 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1997)
      Lacan decided that an analysis of the Symposium of Plato in his Seminar of 1960 - 1961 would be an illuminating detour by which to investigate the transference relation in psychoanalysis. This investigation centred on the ...
    • A review of Freud's early remarks on addiction : introduction from an ideal to masturbation 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      It is a remarkable fact that there is no real substantial psychoanalytic theory of addiction, especially given that Freud had clinical experience of working with addicts. This fact is even more remarkable when you know ...
    • Some short odds on gambling : a psychoanalytic approach 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      We often consider gambling to be dangerous in the same way as drugs and alcohol: It is something to which we can become addicted. The destruction and deterioration caused by addictions reveals a similar pattern and is ...
    • The subject of addiction 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2002)
      The earliest evidence of psychoactive drug use and knowledge of hallucinogenic plants dates back some 13,000 years. Most early forms of religion used drugs in an attempt to gain divine knowledge. Drugs and drug use are an ...
    • Symptom and anxiety 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2004)
      What follows is the text of a talk presented at the sixth annual conference of the Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups held in Omaha, Nebraska in September 2004. The APW began several years ago with the aim of providing ...
    • Towards the difference between neurosis and psychosis 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2009)
      This paper recommends that clinicians attempting to differentiate the structures of neurosis and psychosis take account of Freud's thinking on the mental act of negation, based on his clinical practice, as well as Jacques ...