Jérôme Boutinaud : parenthood and support group

The clinical experience of facilitating support groups for parents of adolescents leads to thoughts which, starting from the group dynamic and what settles into it, allows us to formulate a range of hypotheses about the psychical impact produced in the parent by his child’s attainment of adolescence. Here the group is conceived of as a possible place for opening and symbolization where the protagonists question each other and carry on a common psychical work on these implications.