direction of the treatment

  • The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research recently held the second of their annual conferences dedicated to the theme of the relation between characteristic styles of British and Lacanian clinical practice. The Conference was entitled "Lacan and the British Tradition II", and was held in the University of London Union on 29th November, 1997. The theme that is being developed in this series of conferences is intriguing as well as enlightening: a cross comparison of clinical orientation sheds much light on the nature of psychoanalytical work. This year, the focus of the meeting was on the concept of cure in psychoanalysis, and in particular the notions of the direction and the end of the treatment.