'This book arises out of an important international conference held in March 2006 to discuss how regulation by the state has affected psychoanalysis as a clinical discipline in many different parts of the world. There were participants and papers from Europe and beyond: from Africa; from both North and South America; from Asia; and, of course, from the UK, where an important debate is w being conducted about current government proposals to regulate practitioners of all the mainstream modalities of psychological therapies, including psychoanalysis. This conference was the first international event held by The College of Psychoanalysts UK and hosted by the London School of Ecomics and Political Science. The papers given at that conference, with reflections from across the world, comprise the contents of this book.' - Jacques China, from the Foreword
Ian Parker is Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is widely published, and his books include 'The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology' (1989), 'Psychoanalytic Culture: Psychoanalytic Discourse in Western Society' (1997), 'Critical Discursive Psychology' (2002), 'Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction' (2004) and 'Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation' (2008). Simona Revelli is a psychoanalyst who works in private practice in London and the translator of a number of Italian psychoanalytic contributions. She is a full member of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK, the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, The Guild of Psychotherapists and the Society For Existential Analysis, and an affiliate member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.