La thérapeutique psychanalytique (Psychoanalytic Therapy) : 1956 : Sacha Nacht

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1956

  • Published in English

Sacha Nacht : Psychoanalytic Therapy : 1956 : 

p78-98 of Psychoanalysis of Today : Compiled by S. Nacht : Edited by Ruth Emma Roman : Grune & Stratton 1959 : London & New York  

Translated & abbreviated by Ruth Emma Roman 

Available  at  /authors a-z  or  authors by date Note : This text has been abbreviated

  • Published in French 

Sacha Nacht : La thérapeutique psychanalytique p123-128 of 

La psychanalyse d’aujourd’hui, Work published under the direction of S. Nacht in collaboration with M. Bouvet, R. Diatkine, A. Doumic, J. Favreau, M. Held, S. Lebovici, P.Luquet, P. Luquet-Parat, P. Male, J. Mallet, F. Pasche, M. Renard, Preface by E. Jones 

and J. de Ajuriaguerra, G. Bordarracco, M. Benassy, A. Berge, M. Bonaparte, M. Fain, P. Marty, P.C. Racamier, M. Schlumberger, S. Widerman ; P.U.F ; 1956

Available  at  /authors a-z or authors by date

Other texts from Sacha Nacht’s Collection

Evolution de la psychanalyse : 1956 : Maurice Bénassy  or here   

Clinical analysis : 1956 : Maurice Bouvet or here 

La Psychanalyse des Enfants : 1956 : Serge Lebovici, René Diatkine, Jean Alphonse Favreau. Patrick Luquet et Catherine Luquet-Parat [J. Luquet-Parat]  or  here   

Quoted by Jacques Lacan

– See Seminar IV : The Object Relation & Freudian Structures 1956-1957 : begins 21st November 1956 : Jacques Lacan or here 

Seminar IV : 21st November 1956 : See Notes & References for Jacques Lacan’s Seminar IV : 21st November 1956  by Julia Evans on 28th February 2017 or here  &

Seminar IV : 28th November 1956 : See  Notes & references for Jacques Lacan’s Seminar IV : 28th November 1956 by Julia Evans on 2nd July 2017 or here 

– See The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan : Quotations & Notes here (Footnote 32)

Commentary on the relation of Sacha Nacht to Jacques Lacan

See here, in the end note, for a historical perspective of Jacques Lacan’s relationships with this group.

– What is concealed by the so-called “Cht” and why? : 9th March 2019 : Réginald Blanchet or here   

Historical perspective:

Originally in French, in a collection of studies published by Dr S. Nacht by the Bibliotheque De L’Institut de Psychanalyse de Paris. 

The relationship between Sacha Nacht & Jacques Lacan

Adapted from ‘Chronology: p209 to 211 of Dany Nobus: ‘Jacques Lacan and the Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis’: Routledge: 2000:

1952, Summer:  Sacha Nacht (1901-1977), president of the SPP, presents his views on the organization of a new training institute (Institut de Psychanalyse).

1952, December:  Nacht resigns as director of the Institute, and Lacan is elected new director ad interim.

1952-1953:  Lacan’s seminar on Freud’s case of the Rat Man.

1953, 20 January:  Lacan is elected president of the SPP. Creation of the Société Française de Psychanalyse (SFP) by Daniel Lagache (1903-1972), Françoise Dolto (1908-1988) and Juliette Favez-Boutonnier (1903-1994); Lacan joins soon after.

Then …

1959, July: the SFP renews its request for affiliation to the IPA. Nomination of a committee of enquiry.

1961, August: the SFP is accepted as an IPA Study Group on the condition that Lacan and Dolto are progressively removed from their training positions.

1963, August: the IPA stipulates that the SFP will lose its status if Lacan continues to be involved in training matters.

1963, 19 November:  a majority of SFP members decide to accept the IPA recommendation.


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in London & Sandwich, Kent


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Some Lacanian history  here

Of the clinic  here 

By Sigmund Freud here 

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  here 

By Jacques Lacan here 

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here 

Translation Working Group here 

By Sacha Nacht  here   

By Julia Evans here