Chantal Giddey, Sandra Lopez : caught up in the game, caught up in the body

We will offer some thoughts on the issue of the co-therapists’ bodies in individual psychoanalytic psychodrama for adolescents. We will try to show how the corporal experience of co-therapy gives birth to psychical representations that can be used in psychodramatic play. We will also investigate the difficulties of a treatment process that implies the engagement of the whole body. Lastly, we will discuss the therapeutic indications for such treatment and the pitfalls of seduction when dealing with adolescents who are often open to the danger of being overwhelmed by their drives.