The individual psychodrama, in its various configurations, offers a range of therapeutic possibilities. This article gives an account of some of them. But our attention will be focused particularly on the interest of a selective use of psychodrama at a specific moment when a teenager’s therapy was winding down. The interest for the young person and especially the interest for the therapist, whose capacities for elaboration were paralyzed, will be underscored, as well as the determining factors which push a therapist to resort to the form of psychodrama known as « of release ». Lastly, a clinical vignette will make it possible to measure the entire range of such recourse on the continuation of an analytical process.
Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°1, pp. 107-116.