The riddle of transference

Transference is one of the cornerstones of psychoanalysis, and yet at the same time it always seems to present itself as something of a puzzle, a riddle.1  In the world of ‘pop-psychology’ (and, for that matter, pop-psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) transference is often viewed as the patient/client ‘mistaking’ their therapist or …

The nature of the Real

This probably seems an impossibly ambitious topic for a blog posting (or even a PhD thesis) but then again that’s the whole point: the Real is essentially the impossible (to say).  At least, this is how it’s often presented in Lacanian literature.    The point here, though, is that Lacan’s conception …