Tag Archives: Jacques Lacan

The Quest for a Symbolic Father

A paper I presented at the California Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) Conference a few months ago. I have edited out some sections and all case studies for reasons of ethics and confidentiality. Neurons contain representation the way a poem contains … Continue reading

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Desire as Metonymy

“Desire is shaped like a metonymy.” I had read this several times over the years, a quote attributed to Jacques Lacan, the French psychoanalyst.  I had attempted to understand this cognitively. However, it wasn’t until earlier today that the full implications … Continue reading

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