Adolescents living in suburban slums often express shame of their social, cultural and geographical origins. This problem is (re)inscribed in the world’s emotional geopoliutics, to give a better understanding the identity issues in the adolescents. Using two clinical vignettes with adolescents in the Maison d’Enfants à Caractère Social (socially-oriented child center), we demonstrate the importance cultural counter-transference and multi-level listening in elaborating the emotional baggage through the creative process.
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°3, pp. 577-587.