Philippe Givre: Defense by the absurd

The author starts with adolescents’ propensity for using the first phase of therapeutic work to decry the personal or family circumstances that called into question the kind of the support they enjoyed earlier in life. Besides the problems of identification induced by the sexualization of identifications in adolescence, this troubling of the identifying function will at the same time bring about a much too premature encounter with the absurd.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 2, 381-390.