Based on analysis with adolescent girls and young women, the author revisits and updates the essence of the analytic relationship between the psychoanalyst and the “young girl”. Alerted by a prolonged period of bisexuality and the force of collapsus between shame and guilt, C. Chabert describes the effects of transference on the analyst’s body, and the variability of traces of this transference. This variability allows the analyst to be able to « with[stand] the journey through depression and the confrontation with displeasure, without which, there cannot truly be analysis! ».
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 435-444.
In this article, the author examines the discursive register of adversity summoned by some adolescents in the encounter with the other. This inquiry opens to the importance of the dialectic of the unfinished and the absolute. It furthermore insists on the recognition of this adversity within the therapeutic framework with its particular stakes. It is particularly important not to automatically interpret adolescent adversity as a refusal of psychical work, but rather to recognize it as an expression of an underlying therapeutic request to work at a tolerable distance.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 419-433.
The dynamics of the subjective appropriation of the changing body and the narcissicistic-identity reconfigurations at work in a suicidal adolescent girl actualize the vicissitudes of primary object relations on the scene of the individual somatic body as well as on that of the group body. On these scenes of the body, one can discern an attempt to reconstitute the equipment of power weakened by the profound transformations of puberty. But also, the search for a unifying double can be brought to light. The identification process is characterized here by the disjunction of imitation and introjection.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 405-416.
After having specified the central theoretical problematics in the latency period, the paper underscores the fact that latency is a period unlike others, and is the result of a co-construction between the child and adults. Starting from there, we can consider that suicide attempts in preadolescence for which the current increase in rates in Western societies is undeniable can perhaps be related to the fact that babies are no longer allowed enough time to be babies
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 385-403.
Adrien is an adolescent damaged by a difficult childhood, without a father. Over the course of psychotherapy as well as through football, a veritable object of desire, Adrian discovered the unconscious traces of his history, a « father », and his place as subject that arises from establishing social relations though his discourse.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 377-384.
The author uses lacanian concepts in order to review important clinical situations that stand out during adolescence such as being enamored and the love/hate relationship. Adolescent temporality is brought to light with the three logical times elaborated by J. Lacan, including the adult’s repetition of phases of love that reinitiate the cycle of adolescent problematics. This juvenile phase is also a period of transmission.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 357-375.
In his preface to F. Wedekind’s play, Spring Awakening, J. Lacan defended several theses, not only about adolescence, but also about what adolescence reveals and that is applicable to all. We will focus in particular on one of these theses: there is no initiation. From there, we will attempt to isolate the basis of the difficulty, and at the same time the necessity, of the adolescent’s detachment from the knowledge of the parental Other.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 347-356.
Starting with the question, « by virtue of what does an adolescent crisis of the body exist? », this article proposes to play with the notions of space, of watching, and of the creation of a name. Internet, as mirror and space for circulating profiles and images, translates the journey of the trial to inscribe the destiny of new figures of the Name of the Father. This journey involves the risk of initiating a counter culture movement, and of the adolescent becoming the Father of the Name through the effects of his or her creation
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 333-345.
Although J. Lacan rarely discussed the theme of adolescence as such, his analysis of the Dora case, can allow us to underscore three characteristics of the adolescent process: the traumatic impact of the encounter with the desire of the Other, the attempt to cover up the sexual with knowledge and the quest for a stable position towards sex identification. The revealing of the inadequacy of knowledge during adolescence refers us to the structural incompleteness of the symbolic and to a part of the real that the symbolic cannot absorb.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 319-331.
Though the case of Arthur, a video game addict, we examine the rewriting of an adolescent fantasy using the screen, in the “après-coup” of the mirror phase, as a projective and reflexive surface. We consider a “video game phase”, as a rehearsal for the relationship to the Other, the Other sex. Here, the game is a transitional space that simulates relationships to both objects and subjects. It falls short, however, of providing a substitute for the encounter (tuchê) with the external world or for a real, physical relationship.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 309-318.