The interest of using the haiku form in a writing workshop for borderline adolescents in a psychiatric hospital will be studied through the writings of an adolescent girl. The rhythm and brevity required by the haiku leads the girl to fully inscribe the cry of a memory of an absence, to write what is still missing from spoken words. The omnipresence of line breaks in this type of poem and the splitting at work in the moment of writing will then enable the inscription of her psychic pain.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 213-222.
Il faut qu’on parle de Kevin, L. Shriver’s epistolary novel, offers clinical material exploring the homicidal behavior of an adolescent boy who kills eleven people in the America of the 1980’s. It tells of suffering linked to the work of motherhood and education – maternal work – as well as the failure of these, which seems to be the source of the homicidal conduct. The links between violence, thought and Kultur will be investigated.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 195-212.
The discovery of individual analytical psychodrama has offered clinicians new possibilities for the psychological treatments of adolescents. Using an excerpt from the treatment of a boy at the onset of puberty, this article will discuss the link between psychodrama and two-person improvisation. This reflection will focus on the possibility of borrowing the interpretive strategy of psychodrama to help a dual relation whose dynamic is stalled.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 183-191.
Individual psychoanalytical psychodrama with adolescents who present with borderline personality issues shows the fundamental role of the technique of the double. This mode of intervention helps the patient accept the setting and is suitable for cases involving acting out, the dominance of experiencing over thinking, and multiple types of anxiety. Play shared with a co-therapist embodying the double eventually helps to define a safer psychic and corporal space.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 171-182.
The singular nature of feminine delinquency, considered at the intrapsychical, intersubjective and social levels, is expressed in a fluid boundary between aggression against oneself and aggression against others. When girls resort to acting, the result is an attempt to destroy the erotic feminine in the other and in the subject, “auto-femininicide.” The weakness of identifications, the impact of culture and environment, depressive issues and sexuality will be at the forefront.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 159-169.
Meeting with an adolescent girl in juvenile justice system, leads us to investigate the interweaving of endured violence and enacted violence and the ways they are repeated. After exploring the registers in which repetition occurs, we try to conceive of the outcome of thwarted motions. The act and its straying into violence may then be understood as the feminine going astray. We will conclude with some thoughts about the treatment of such issues.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 147-158.
This article recounts the psychical work that teams in institutions have to undergo during the intake and treatment of adolescent girls whose delinquent behavior resonates painfully with their own emotions and fantasies. It hypothesis is that in their transgressing acts, these adolescents girls resort to offensive, defensive and figurative acts – which require institutional teams to do a demanding work of elaboration.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 133-146.
This article considers acts of violence against woman to be as a desperate attempts to contain and transform the burden of traumatic excitations. It will argue that “femininicide” corresponds to the envious killing of the object’s desirability in response to the risk of invasion by the drives.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 121-132.
The author will explore the place and role of the act of sexual violence in the adolescent process. Continuing the work of A. Ciavaldini, who considers the act to be “unfinished affect”, he will discuss the way that sexual violence contributes to non-symbolic linking, to use R. Roussillon’s term. The issue of the “respondent figure”, as defined by R. Kaes, emerges in the psychotherapeutic treatment, where experiences of violence and abandonment in childhood leave traces of non-happening in the affect.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 109-120.
This article explores the meaning of the staging of a misdemeanor in some adolescents. We will conceive of petty crime as a true language of the affect, modeled on the dream, but expressed in waking life. The misdemeanor’s way of elaboration transforms dream thoughts into sensory images so that the nature of inner feelings can be figured.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 97-108.