Frédérique Lavèze-Pommier, Magali Ravit: perpetrators of sexual violence?

The article reflects on the specific ways of caring for adolescents who have committed acts of sexual violence and are in court-ordered treatment. Such treatments and the paradoxical forms of subjective expression they entail require us to re-think our settings and our conceptual tools in order to construct a therapeutic environment. The cases we present show how our thinking comes to resonate with feelings of breakdown, annihilation, and the possibility of leading these patients to work through psychic experiences.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 1, 71-83.