Teach and pass on the psychoanalysis

Abstract. There is no university training for becoming a psychoanalyst. However, this prevents neither psychoanalysis to be transmitted through university, nor psychoanalysts to have a university culture. Psychoanalysis develops indeed from a multidisciplinary approach and from a practice which has to be constantly reinvented so as to reach at best the subjectivity of its time. Under these conditions, can psychoanalysis be taught and transmitted, as Freud and Lacan have shown it.

Transmission of the psychoanalysis in the psychiatry

Abstract. Psychoanalysis has transmitted to psychiatry a particular idea of the ‘psychic human being’ that has formed the basis of its therapeutic practices even since the domination of ‘biological psychiatry’. In recent years, a new conception of the ‘citizen-patient’ has been challenging the psychoanalytic conception of the mental patient by introducing its own practices and values, supported by a broader movement in society. Nevertheless, the notion of psychotherapy retains its attractive quality as shared psychic work and might enable psychoanalytic thought to maintain its influence in psychiatry.

Transmission and work of the dissymetry in intercultural situation

Summary. The article is about cultural transmission seen from two different approaches. First what is passed on by on foreign student to his/her thesis supervisor : the author argues that there seems to exist a connexion between decentring and dis-semblance. He then elaborats around the notion of dissymetry witch may allow a transformation of representations. Secondly he writes about a similar dissymerty, in the clinic existing between patient and therapist, which enables the therapist to circumscribe the field of speech, movement or affects, bearing in mind that the therapeutic framework requires constant reassessment. Througout the article, attention is paid to the idea that the student or the patient’s cultures cannot be reduced to his/her own cultural identity, but to allow full scope to the Uncanny.

What the patients pass on to us

Abstract: Our purpose will be an attempt to put into perspective the elements of a logic of transmission so that the transmission itself, as logical position in relation to knowledge or even more to non – knowledge. From a first point is the encounter with a patient, will be unfolded and articulated the question of otherness, that of instituting separation, position relative to a point of no knowledge. The knowledge is not there to hear their differences with misleading knowledge, as knowledge on the side of learned ignorance. Through clinical notes will be discussed accepting to be moved and transformed by a  patient, the ability to ex- position in relation to the institution but to get out of the fascination generated by the statements of some patients. This sometimes  invisible transmission from patients may question our know how of psychoanalyst but also our clinical know how of practitioner in institution and our responsibility.

Pass the baton to your neighbour

Summary. How to broach the issue of transmission in systemic terms? What is transmitted to families affected by mental illness? What transmission emerges between therapists and their supervisor or an entire family therapy team? With the use of a “floating object” (“objet flottant”) inspired by those of Philippe Caillé, each therapist has seized the theme, writing one after another, bringing forth a dense frame addressing multiple registers. This is a faithful rendition of an initially intended to be read exercise.

The incisive experience of looking at oneself in the crossing of aging: stress, intrusion, reconciliation

Abstract. Aging is an extremely trying experience, even when no considerable deterioration takes place. The encounter with multiple and incessant injuries and impediments and the prospect of approaching death is highly complex; though original, it is consistently spanned by the emergence of many psychic issues which result from deferred action. Asked or forced to change yet remaining the same, aging men and women can engage in internal dialogue to confront and perhaps associate the tensions inherent in the aging experience. By placing emphasis on the potential of connecting with the inner child, we seek to shed light on some aspects of the aging experience.