Claude Savinaud: the transgressive act and its interpretation

In today’s societal context, current treatment and its violence raises questions about the role of the interpretative procedure in analysis. The dream of a pure and timeless act associated with the esthetic abstraction of psychoanalysis is confronted with the need for a way of representing that can “makes do with” the tangle of the symptom. One must follow its strands one by one, in order to detect their imaginary, real and symbolic traces and find out what is holding them together.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 2, 507-519.