In this book, fourteen Lacanian psychoanalysts from Italy and France present how they listen and understand clinical questions, and how they operate in session. More than a theoretical ‘introduction to Lacan’, this book stems from clinical issues, is written by practicing psychoanalysts and not only presents theoretical concepts, but also their use in practice.

Psychoanalytic listening is the leitmotif of this book. How, and what, does a psychoanalyst listen to/for? How to effectively listen, and thus understand, something from the unconscious? Further, this book examines the evolution of psychic symptoms since Freud’s Studies on Hysteria to today, and how the clinical work has changed. It introduces the differences between 'classic' discourses and ‘modern’ symptoms, with also a spotlight on some transversal issues. Chapters include hysteria, obsessive discourse and phobia, paranoia, panic disorder, anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and obesity, depressions, addictions, borderline cases, the relationship with the mother, perversion, clinic of the void, and jealousy.

Despite possessing the same theoretical reference of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, the contributors of this book belong to different associations and groups, and each of them provides several examples taken from their own practice. Lacanian Psychoanalysis in Practice is of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, students and academics from the international psychoanalytic community.

chapter |7 pages


ByDiego Busiol

part |87 pages

Part 1

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

The evolution of psychic symptoms from Freud's Studies on Hysteria to today

ByDiego Busiol

chapter Chapter 2|29 pages

How to listen in analysis

ByDiego Busiol

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Desire and enjoyment in psychoanalysis

ByDiego Busiol

chapter Chapter 4|6 pages

The listening, the linguistic precision, the intervention

ByGiancarlo Calciolari

part 2|56 pages

Classic discourses

chapter Chapter 6|21 pages

With Freud and Lacan

Hysteria, anorexia/bulimia, and other contemporary clinical questions
ByJean-Luc Cacciali

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

From phobia to obsessive discourse

ByGabriele Lodari

part 3|62 pages

Modern symptoms

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

Panic as a phenomenon of modernity

ByMarco Focchi

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and obesity. An interview with Domenico Cosenza

ByDomenico Cosenza, Diego Busiol

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages


ByFranco Lolli

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages


Toxicomania and others
ByJean-Louis Chassaing

chapter Chapter 13|8 pages

Limit-states or borderline 1

ByJean-Louis Chassaing

part 4|36 pages

Transversal questions

chapter Chapter 14|8 pages

The relationship with the mother

ByRenata Miletto

chapter Chapter 15|15 pages

Listening to perversion

BySergio Benvenuto

chapter Chapter 16|9 pages

Clinic of the void. An interview with Massimo Recalcati

ByMassimo Recalcati

chapter Chapter 17|2 pages

Good and bad encounters with jealousy

ByPaule Cacciali