James O’Connor – No words to say it IT? Exploratory Thoughts on Fierens’ ‘Equanimity’ of Speaking and ‘Autistic’ Positions in the Psychoanalytical Discourse

The Letter 59 & 60 Summer – Autumn 2015, pages 47-56 In his Second Reading of Lacan’s L’Etourdit, Christian Fierens introduces the autistic discourse – equating it to that of the speaker ‘…What the speaker says or what the autistic does…’. … Continue reading

Patricia McCarthy – The Psychoanalytic Discourse Allows A Different Kind of Therapeutic Engagement in Psychosis

THE LETTER 55 & 56 Spring/Summer 2014, pages 103-118. For the psychiatrist, negative symptoms are viewed as a sign of mental illness marked by a symbolic deficit. Symbolic deficit flags the imperative of the Real and as such is viewed … Continue reading