Aurore Bonneau-Jamot: Spatio-temporal boundaries of the weight contract

This article suggests a spatio-temporal reading of the weight contract in the treatment of hospitalized anorexic patients. The weight contract may be conceived of as a form of therapeutic mediation with a temporal aim. To the spatial boundaries of the treatment site combine with the temporal boundaries of one’s weight at the time of separation and at the time of discharge. The relation between the two produces a “weight time” which will echo the patient’s psychic movements towards his parental objects.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 275-286.