Archives par mot-clé : Reality principle

Philippe Gutton: intersubjectality and the reality principle in adolescence

This article refers to the theoretical bases of understanding the adolescent processes as conceived by Gianluigi Monniello and myself. After a review of the levels of the dual work of subjectivation, we will study what constitutes their transitional aspect and specifically the place of the sexualized body in it.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 2, 393-404.

Gianluigi Monniello: analytic work with the adolescent

Analytic work with the adolescent implies the elaboration of various forms of attraction and repulsion of the originary and the infantile. The author tries to pinpoint the different stages of subjectivation. This article will emphasize the gradual establishment of the reality principle, a passage that is closely tied with the physiological quest for the sexual object. The analyst’s function consists of enlisting the adolescent’s own capacity for imagining and daydreaming in the service of thought.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 4, 885-900.