In this talk Dr. Rogers revisits a child analysis across four years, focusing on the last teachings of Lacan as a guiding framework. She explores the position of the analyst and the invitation to the child to discover a space for the Real in the work of play. What is crucial is this case is the child’s use of his body- in physical responses that configure what cannot be said, and the Father of the Name- the analyst’s act of making a space for naming the unrepresented. These two pivots foreground the child’s singular experience of analysis and make a new path for his life.
Suggested Readings for Friday evening's lecture are available and can be downloaded. "Psychoanalytic Interpretation Through a Lacanian Lens" by Alan Rowan and a "Glossary of Key Terms" are both located at the bottom of this page beneath contact information.
Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program. She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Ireland, a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University and two Whiting Fellowships at Hampshire College. Dr. Rogers is the author of A Shining Affliction (Penguin Viking, 1995), and The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma (Random House, 2006), as well as many academic articles, memoir, short fiction and poetry. As Erikson Scholar at Austin-Riggs (Fall 2014), she investigated language in psychosis, resulting in her most recent book, Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Karnac Books, 2016). She is a teaching analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco.
- Participants will be able to explain two conditions for undertaking a child analysis.
- Participants will be able to describe a psychoanalytic symptom.
- Participants will be able to identify two distinctive aims of a child analysis.