Jornal de Psicanálise
versão ISSN 0103-5835
SOCHA, Alexandre. Terminable and interminable sessions: thoughts on time usage of the analytic encounter. J. psicanal. [online]. 2011, vol.44, n.81, pp. 97-108. ISSN 0103-5835.
This article proposes a few considerations on the (provisory) end of the analytic encounter through four clinical situations that occurred in the final minutes of sessions with different patients. In exploring this phenomenon, convergences are found between matters closely associated with session endings, such as destructiveness, separation anxiety, and castration. Finally, further thoughts on analytic session’s temporality and the analyst place towards its end also indicates possible difficulties related to this separation, thus recognizing encounters that finish spontaneously, and others that don’t.
Palavras-chave : Session endings; Usage of time; Separation anxiety.