Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see author affiliation information in an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To see author affiliation and contact information (as available) in an article, simply click on the Information icon  next to the author’s name in every journal article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Green, A. (1975). The Analyst, Symbolization and Absence in the Analytic Setting (On Changes in Analytic Practice and Analytic Experience)—In Memory of D. W. Winnicott. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 56:1-22.

(1975). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 56:1-22

The Analyst, Symbolization and Absence in the Analytic Setting (On Changes in Analytic Practice and Analytic Experience)—In Memory of D. W. Winnicott

André Green

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

In the forests of the night

What immortal hand or eye

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

W. BLAKE, The Tyger

………………………………… but something

Drives me to this ancient and vague adventure,

Unreasonable, and still I keep on looking

Throughout the afternoon for the other tiger,

The other tiger which is not in this poem.

J. L. BORGES, The Other Tiger

Every analyst knows that an essential condition in a patient's decision to undergo analysis is the unpleasure, the increasing discomfort and ultimately the suffering he experiences. What is true of the individual patient in this connection is equally true of the psychoanalytic group. Despite its appearance of flourishing, psychoanalysis is going through a crisis. It is suffering, so to speak, from a deep malaise. The causes of this malaise are both internal and external. For a long time we have defended ourselves against the internal causes by minimizing their importance. The discomfort to which the external causes subjects us has now forced us to the point where we must attempt to analyse them. It is hoped that, as a psychoanalytic group, we carry within us what we look for in our patients: a desire for change.

Any analysis of the present situation within psychoanalysis must operate on three levels: (1) an analysis of the contradictions between psychoanalysis and the social environment; (2) an analysis of the contradictions at the heart of psychoanalytic institutions (those intermediaries between social reality on the one hand, and psychoanalytic theory and practice on the other; and (3) an analysis of the contradictions at the very heart of psychoanalysis (theory and practice) itself.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2018, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.