This video is about the space of the mind and how we think of it. From a picture that doesn’t make sense, to the topological models that re-describe psychical space and which interested Lacan for 25 years. We look at how these ideas are used in clinical work in Lacanian psychoanalytic psychotherapy, illustrated with examples from psychosis and neurosis.

More on topology and Lacanian psychoanalysis:

Great book about this stuff for further reading – ‘Drawing the Soul: Schemas and Models in Psychoanalysis’, edited by Bernard Burgoyne.

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By Owen Hewitson,

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