TUESDAY, March 7, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

A MATTER OF TIME:
ACTUAL TIME AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE PAST

presenter: Dominique Scarfone, M.D.
discussant: Richard Zimmer, M.D.

In psychoanalytic theory, space metaphors are frequently used to describe the psychic apparatus. As for time, it is traditionally invoked under the heading of " timelessness of the unconscious", more aptly described as the resistance of the repressed to "wearing away" with time. This paper will examine how the insertion of time into psychic events and structural differentiation are a single process. For this, we shall look into the parallelism between phenomenological and psychoanalytic views of time and differentiation. We will find we need to distinguish between two time categories: chronological versus "actual" time. A clinical example will be used.