Jung-Lacan Dialogues: The Psychoid and the Real

This is the second in a series of Jung-Lacan Dialogues aimed at fostering an engagement between two important and creative schools of psychoanalysis. What is the common ground between them? What are the intractable differences? Is it possible to find a common language or achieve mutual understandings? And what are the implications for clinical practice?



The Psychoid and the Real

Is there any commonality between Jung’s idea of the Psychoid and Lacan’s conceptualisation of the Real? And what are the specifics of the differences between these two important clinical concepts? Alistair Black and David Henderson will elaborate the history and development of the terms and reflect on the implications for clinical work.


Dr Alistair Black is a psychoanalyst in the Lacanian tradition in private practice in south London. He is a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR). Recent publications include 'Lacan's encounter with a Buddhist statue and the gaze as objet a ' in Psychoanalytische Perspectieven.

David Henderson, PhD is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and senior lecturer in psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University. He is a member of the Association of Independent Psychotherapists (AIP) Recent publications include, Apophatic Elements in the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis, published by Routledge and ‘Freud and Jung: The creation of the psychoanalytic universe,’ published in Psychodynamic Practice.
 
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