The Perverse Effects of EBM and the Remedies that Psychoanalysis Brings : 2nd February 2008 (Paris) : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on February 2, 2008

Paris Calling No. 6b

As was mentioned in the report published in Paris Calling No. 6, during the 2 February 2008 afternoon session of the Déprime-Dépression Colloquium dedicated to ‘Depression, Politics, Psychoanalysis’, Éric Laurent took the floor to present ‘a six-point breakdown of the perverse effects of the evaluation system on clinical practice’.

Translated by Adrian Price


– EBM = Evidence Based Medicine

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Section headings

  1. The Perverse Effects
  2. The Remedies that Psychoanalysis Brings

Further texts

By Éric Laurent here

By Jacques Lacan here

Of the clinic here

Organisational here

Evaluation  here    


Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? by Jean-Claude Maleval on April 14, 2010 or here

Lost in Cognition: Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences : 2014 : Éric Laurent or here

Evaluation believes neither in the value of professional ethics nor in institutional regulations. It mistrusts what is human. by Julia Evans on April 14, 2010 or here

Institution of the Phantasm Phantasms of the Institutions (E.C.F., Paris) : 17th October 1991 : Éric Laurent or here

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Further texts

Organisational  here

On evaluation  here

Of the clinic  here

Lacanian Transmission  here

Some Lacanian History  here

Topology  here

From LW working groups  here

By Éric Laurent here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

By Julia Evans here