Alexandre Morel: trouble in object land: adolescence et bisexuality

An adolescent girl’s psychotherapy through psychoanalytic psychodrama raises questions about the status of fictional characters from performed representation. The article emphasizes the importance of reestablishing with objects the tolerable bond damaged by narcissistic withdrawal, and points out how particular objects can serve as vehicles for “psychic bisexuality” and the “primal scene”. Since these enable one to change places, they providing support for the adolescent project of separation and individuation.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 2, 331-341.