Public Stage for Private Dramas: The Psychoanalysis at the Institutional Ambulatories

Nadja Nara Barbosa Pinheiro About the author

Employing the frankfurtian concepts of "public" and "private," this paper begins by dealing with the issue of institutional psychoanalytical clinic in order to analyze the socio-cultural and historical aspects which were present at the foundation of psychoanalysis and which have made it a specific method for dealing with individuals’ private categories. The paper ends by suggesting the necessity of rethinking the utilization of psychoanalytical method dialectically to the current historical moment.

Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytical clinic; Psychological assistence; Culture; Ambulatory

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