SERGE LESOURD : FROM NARCISSISTIC VIOLENCE TO THE MOTHER IMAGE. ABOUT AN UNDEFINABLE ADOLESCENT GIRL

Starting from the taking care of an undefinable young adolescent girl as seen in an emergency ward, the author develops a new reading of primary narcissistic disorders resting on the vicissitudes of the subject’s trying to erect some decent psychological mother image. Hence both bodies act as ” container ” within the relationship leading the subject, when confronted to forbiddings, to react in terms of actings rather than of words. The handling of such adolescents compels one to reconstruct, within transference, an introjected mother image hence turning the archaÔc body into a body caught within the language and its signifiers.