“A Critique of Countertransference”: Commentary on Session XIII

  • Miguel RiveraEmail author
Part of the The Palgrave Lacan Series book series (PALS)


This commentary addresses the issue of countertransference in the seminar. Countertransference was never a notion that Lacan wholeheartedly embraced and over the years he came to disavow the idea altogether, ultimately suggesting that what is identified by other analysts as countertransference is simply part of ‘the transference.’ In his 1960–1961 seminar, one can see the beginnings of his broader critique of the notion of countertransference emerge with stunning clarity.


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  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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