In Lacanian psychoanalysis the analyst is part of the symptom. He is part of it insofar as a symptom only occurs when I, as an analyst, am willing and able to hear something as a symptom and give what I hear the value of a symptom.
If patients report that their father was an alcoholic and their mother did not leave her bed for days, how am I involved in the construction of these details of life as an analyst? On the one hand, this has to do with transference. Patients talk about such incidents because I am interested in them.
Πηγή: Απόσπασμα από το κείμενο Writing a psychoanalytic case - a question of ethics and not without castration
Εικόνα: Inga Gezalian