Clinical Seminar Series 2023-24
Desire of the Analyst
Azeen A. Khan
This clinical seminar explores and interrogates the function, desire, and act of the psychoanalyst from the perspective of the Lacanian orientation, as established by Jacques Lacan and developed by Jacques-Alain Miller and members of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). Each seminar meeting will be organized around a reading of selected texts on a key concept pertinent to clinical practice—symptom, object a, fantasy, transference, interpretation—as well as published clinical cases that illuminate the concept. While reading each case, we will attempt to delineate the position of the analyst—both as it pertains to the construction of the case and the direction of the treatment—and identify what, above and beyond that, could be specified as the act of the analyst.
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