“DOES ANALYSIS SOLVE PROBLEMS?”

ICLO-NLS ICLO-NLS Programme, News

SPACE FORMATION OF THE ANALYST AND ITS SCHOOL

Does Analysis Solve Problems?

with Geert Hoornaert

 
The question might seem strange, since an affirmative answer seems so obvious. But then again, why did Freud consider that in psychoanalysis healing comes in addition, as a sort of bonus, indicating by this that its essential operation is located elsewhere? And why would there be the slightest need for an analytic School if therapeutic problem-solving were the sole goal of the analytic experience? The Freudian notion of ‘interminable analysis’ points towards a paradigm proper to psychoanalysis. Through the production of an ‘unsolvable’ remainder, which is exactly what the paradigm ‘problem-solution’ cannot include, the psychoanalytic discourse proposes a way out of the contemporary discourses where the promotion of universal ‘remedies’ goes hand in hand with the rejection of singularity.

Geert Hoornaert is a psychoanalyst in Ghent, Member of the Kring voor Psychoanalyse, Member of the NLS and the WAP. He teaches at the PPaK (Clinical Section) Ghent. He works in Le Courtil in Tournai and the Centre Médico-Psychologique du SSJ in Brussels.

 
Friday 12th May 2017
7pm to 9pm
Fee: 10 euro
Venue: PSI, 2nd Floor Grantham House, Grantham Street, D8