Welcome to Issue 17. This issue brings to the readership a selection of theory, clinical discussions and case presentations.
In “The Psychoanalytic Clinical Case Presentation, the Case Against,” an article pursuant to a lively clinical seminar in Dublin, Ian Parker sets out his analysis of the problematics of the psychoanalytic
case presentation. This analysis is thought-provoking and adds to the consideration of the “impossible” aspects of the profession of psychoanalysis, as set out initially by Freud. The case study is the instrument par excellence of psychoanalytic technique but there are challenges in the presentation of clinical case material posed by Ian that will no doubt resonate with readers.