Stijn Vanheule Seminar


Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 10:00 to 12:30
St. Teresa’s, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 (enter through Priory Cafe)

Symptoms of the Contemporary Clinic II
Abstract: This lecture focuses on Jacques Lacan’s theory of anxiety, in order to deduce principles for a Lacanian oriented treatment of panic. People suffering from panic attacks are overwhelmed by signifiers, aspects of corporeal excitation, and/or existential questions that remain too Real. Psychoanalytic treatment aims to create a name for such Real elements. Starting from the three registers that Lacan situates at the basis of his psychoanalytic approach (the Symbolic, the Imaginary, and the Real) Stijn Vanheule outlines treatment principles for such clinical work. A single case study of a young woman with sever panic attacks is presented to illustrate how a Lacanian-oriented treatment progressed, and where the patient managed to both name and find a symbolic place for psychic experiences that were too Real.

Stijn Vanheule, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, associate professor in the Department of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Consulting at Ghent University (Belgium), and a psychoanalyst in private practice (member of the New Lacanian School for Psychoanalysis). He is the author of the monograph ‘The Subject of Psychosis – a Lacanian Perspective’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and of numerous articles on Lacanian and Freudian psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic research on psychopathology, and clinical psychodiagnostics.

Price: €20 (full member); €25 (non-member); €15 (student w/id)
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