The experience of application of J.Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory at school



In this article author describes the experience of J.Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory application as a basic point in the work of a school psychologist. The author insists on the necessity of interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysts and teachers, psychiatrists, as well as representatives of other schools of psychotherapy. Author presents the psychoanalytic method of structural approach to differential diagnostics of neuroses and psychoses, accompanying the clinical psychoanalytic principles with examples from her own practice.

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Keywords: Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, the school psychologist, Lacan, non-directive therapy, signifiant, Oedipus’ complex, differential diagnostics, neurosis, psychosis.

Journal rubric: Workshop and Methods

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Yesipchuk M.S. The experience of application of J.Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory at school. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2012. Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 139–152. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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