Clinical Encounters in Sexuality - Noreen Giffney & Eve Watson


What are the discourses of sexuality underpinning psychoanalysis, and how do they impact on clinical practice? Clinical Encounters is Sexuality makes an intervention into the fields of clinical psychoanalysis and sexuality studies and stage, for the first time, a sustained clinical psychoanalytic engagement with queer theory. Themes focused on include identity, desire, pleasure, perversion, ethics, and discourse.

This interdisciplinary collection of essays includes 32 contributors working in queer theory and/or clinical psychoanalysis and from a number of different psychoanalytic traditions: Freudian, Kleinian, Lacanian, Independent, Jungian, and Relational. The book invites readers to enter into a self-reflective engagement with the text and their own views on sexuality, paying particular attention to the psychosocial underpinnings of sexuality as it exists and can play out in the consulting room.

Noreen Giffney is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, academic lecturer, and the director of the Psychoanalysis + initiative.

Eve Watson works in Dublin as a psychoanalytic practitioner, clinical supervisor, and academic. She is the Editor of Lacunae, the APP International Journal of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. 

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