Archives par mot-clé : Containing function

Laura Karsenty: the capoeira circle: let’s play (violence), friends!

This article will approach the Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that mixes wrestling and dancing, as being related to the adolescent process. What sets this activity apart is the arrangement of the participants: the Roda (circle) puts into play the body, a possible sublimation of violence, and the offer of a narcissistic and objectal encounter, within the containing setting. This creative corporal playing is connected with adolescent drive life. It could be developed as an interesting form of therapeutic mediation supporting the work of subjectivation.: adolescents could be invited to enact their pubertary violence through this playing.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 2, 377-387.

Anne Edan , Sophie Gasser, Laurent Frobert : Angélique and the three bears

The story of a seventeen year-old girl hospitalised for a psychotic breakdown illustrates the importance of preserving a diagnostic opening between psychosis in adolescence and the onset of psychosis, despite the case history and symptoms. The nurse referents were the thread linking different therapeutic spaces, enabling (re)structuring and a return to symbolization.