funerals and memorial services function differently for analysands
than they do for mourners with more socially recognized relationships to the deceased analyst ...
Otherwise we are more likely than not to end up deluding ourselves into thinking that we have successfully imagined how the analysand
feels and experiences the world, and to cling blindly to our imagined formulation of the world.
It is here the analysand
faces his fantasy as a last defence mechanism against the real, unreachable object of his desire, a defence mechanism which is at the same time desire's final support.
(42) It is, he suggests, part of the health of the theory that, just as the child must experience having both created and found the object at once, the analyst and the psychoanalytical theorist must experience discovery alongside a paradoxical desire to create the analysand
's content in his reading.
The punch line is that they experience the same things, whether they cover life up with ego strategies or confront life like an analysand
During the course of his therapy, in addition to the dream of the mandala, the analysand
has a dream in which an angel explains the mystery of the Trinity in terms of a peacock's tail.
The term enactment, as used by Bromberg and other relational psychoanalysts, denotes a breakdown of communication specifically within the psychoanalytic dyad, in the relationship of analyst and analysand
. An enactment occurs when either the analyst or analysand
or, more frequently, both, experience powerful but unacknowledged feelings or "not-me" self-states.
In analysis, with the request that the analysand
mention everything that comes to his or her mind, attention becomes directed on those sexual and aggressive feelings that have hitherto been fleeting and unattended to.
(Departures is a book written under the sign of Freud, and Zweig is clearly a veteran analysand
: When impotence strikes, he turns not to a doctor but to a therapist, who blames his Oedipus complex.)
Like any analysand
, Sasha is constantly choosing which answer to give: the one she thinks her therapist wants to hear?
Lacanian psychoanalysis lays the ground for a reformulation of how psychological categories are crystallised as structural positions in relation to language, aims to enable the subject to grasp that there is no escape from alienation, and provides a space in which the subject speaks and reconstructs anew a different place in conditions of life under capitalism (the analysis provides a space in which the analysand
' s relation to knowledge can be changed).
He was famously dismissive of Freudian psychology, comparing an analysand
to a drunk man staring at crumbs on his waistcoat, lost in self-absorption.