»Du Poil sous les roses (Fur under the roses) depicts over the course of a film the emergence of the pubertaire in a boy and a girl, from the initial vacillation of identity and desire, through the lability of psychical defences that they can then establish, until the resolution of their feeling of strangeness. Their path leads them toward each other at the end of the journey of sexual difference, that is of the affiliation with a sex, but also of the recognition of the desire of the Other, outside of the family environment. In this transition, the language of childhood is infiltrated by that of the adult; confusion gives way to an imperious work of translation. The gaze must arm itself with screens (camera, microscope) to filter desire in the world, the other and oneself.»
In this article new forms of contradiction-conflict resulting from changes in the perception of limits that psychoanalysts encounter in their practice today are conceived from the perspective of the notions of work of the negative and of subjectivation
»Through a new portrait of his country, P. Almodovar allows us to discover the hazards of the culture of the secret. He centers his story on different women from the same family in their attempts to confront the problems their men have caused them. Each needs to understand a part of her past that is at first hidden and later unveiled. Woman is fascinating, as are the bonds that unite women within a single family. The past returns and recurs in their lives; the fact of facing up to it helps them to make decisive steps.»
»The theatrical work of B.-M. Koltès illustrates several aspects of the symbolic crisis which characterize our modernity in relation to the adolescent scene. In the work of this author, we witness the development of the pubertaire experienced as a major trauma by the family, ruled mainly by the confusion of generations and by narcissistic filiation. Caught in a developmental impasse and without narcissistic support from the parents, the Koltèsian youth imagines that he can found an a-genealogical community with other « brothers « and thus elude the questioning of filiation. But outside his family he finds only hatred and violence. All in all, the social body to body merely reproduces, like a mirror-image, the violence of the pubertaire scene and that of the incestuous family.»
»Facing this confusing period of the passage childhood to adulthood, faced with the painful truth of « non-existence « and the inability to overstep the child’s body and child’s psyche, the teenager may act this out by self-aggression, in which suicide is paradoxically the chief existential claim. We propose to investigate this suicidal position and the repercussions of a suicidal act upon adults using an example of intervention with both students and staff of a school subsequent to the suicide of two students.»
»This article presents the evolution of the family situation of a man imprisoned for sex crimes and the three girls who were victims of these incestuous relations. The family therapy undertaken during the imprisonment and after the conditional release enabled – once the father admitted the deeds – a reconstruction of the family and true reparations for the victims who no longer wish to be considered as « victims «.»
»Attempting to build relationships within « families with broken bonds « requires the therapist to maintain flexibility in the counter-transference despite all opposition, in order to avoid the traps of repetition. Amidst the confusion of projections, counter-transference guarantees the therapist the stability of his identity, in spite of the variations, sometimes brutal, to which he is exposed. By giving meaning to what he feels, he avoids acting out, which would exclude him, and evaluates the reality of immediate danger. Thus avoiding an emergency intervention, he allows a transformation to begin.»
Using an exercise book annotated by teenagers in the 4th form, this article shows how the latter enter into a problematic of sexual investment of an objectal nature, through various types of relations – narcissistic, homosexual and heterosexual – by using play and humour. Keeping a certain continuity with the obscene folklore of elementary school children, teenagers use school as a place for learning about adult sexuality away from the family, which has become unfit for sexual objectal investment, and from peer groups too much centred on homophilia.
Some teenagers do not succeed in taking their place in filiation. They stay in the position of an almost asexual child, in families close to the primitive horde, where violence, hatred and passion reign.
» By means of a clinical sequence, the author shows the importance and the modalities of the psychical event that represents « the excorporation « of a dead person. This event, arising in the setting of psychoanalytical sessions, and likely to produce an apparent episode of body splitting, may finally precipitate the advent of an « I « sexually identified at last. This transformation of a melancholic potentiality in a subject entails the recomposition of the process associated with the « complex of the Nebenmensch « (Freud), establishing the limits between the subject’s own body and the object, as well as the apprehension of identity and otherness.»