Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
Print version ISSN 0103-166X
PISETTA, Maria Angélica Augusto de Mello. Unconscious and transference: the clinical perspective. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.1, pp. 95-103. ISSN 0103-166X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2012000100011.
As a clinical phenomenon, transference is always accompanied by its antinomic character. It is open to interpretation and the encounter with the analyst, however it also presents itself as an obstacle, showing its resistant side. Freud was aware of both clinical sides, theorizing on them at different moments, especially when referring to the stereotyped behavior of the unconscious which transference summons. He also stresses its openness, where he situates it as a condition of interpretation. How do we proceed with this, bearing in mind its internal contradiction? It is based on these questions that we will address the Lacanian proposition that transference delineates a closing of the unconscious, which is expressed in a heartbeat in time.
Keywords : Freud; Unconsciousness; Lacan; Resistance; Transferenc.