Author(s) : Raul Moncayo
It is an exciting and challenging book with a sense that wherever Raul Moncayo
casts a light, something necessary is seen.'
'In this deeply thoughtful and novel contribution to the development of contemporary Lacanian theory and practice, Moncayo
tackles a number of challenging conceptual issues in a way that sheds new light on the implications of Lacan's thinking for clinical practice and psychoanalytic treatment.
This is not another basic introduction to Lacan or an unreflective application of Lacanian theory, but rather a genuine attempt to grapple with the meaning of central Lacanian concepts.
Of particular interest to readers will be Moncayo's
illuminating exploration of such topics as clinical supervision, Lacan's notorious use of the variable session length, and the application of Lacanian analysis to culturally diverse groups and different social classes.'
Without fear or trepidation, Moncayo
enters the intricate meshwork of the Lacanian edifice, probing into its multi-layered construction, delving into its deepest recesses, and re-emerging from it with startlingly new insights and a fresh perspective on theory and practice.
'In this wide-ranging book, Lacanian psychoanalyst and theorist Raul Moncayo
presents many of the ways in which Lacanian practice and theory are relevant to clinical work in the modern world today - indeed perhaps more relevant than ever!
takes up clinical issues foremost in many practitioners' minds, such as narcissism and depression, and addresses numerous critiques of Lacanian theory by feminists and object relations theorists in creative and insightful ways, while providing an engaging account of the psychoanalytic endeavor.'
Raul Moncayo is training director for Mission Mental Health, San Francisco and a supervising analyst at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis of the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
also has a private practice in which he
provides psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision.