With puberty, the experience of time becomes conflicted and emerges from the linearity of childhood. This process is thwarted when school phobia occurs in adolescence without any warning signs. The drives seem to be as frozen just as time seems to stop. In this may be seen a search for immutability characteristic of autistic syndromes. In this case the delayed action, instead of opening the way for temporality, revives a flaw at the origins.
Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 191-205.
Clinical work in detention centers, with patients who are prone to destructiveness and delinquency, quickly brings the therapists face to face with a particular set of temporal issues. The immediacy of institutional responses to “the urgent need for subjectivation” sometimes imprisons these adolescents in harmful repetitions of the passage to the act. The clinician’s creativity then becomes a critical first response in making these places into possible transitional spaces.
Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 119-133.
This paper presents a theory of filiation as a dynamic shape, and argues that today’s society suffers from a difficulty living within temporality. Today’s relation with time is depicted through the prism of transhumanist theories, illustrating the idea of a present which is not deployed and a future that lacks momentum, while memory itself is “perfect.” A clinical vignette is used to show the subjective impasse of “total” recall.
Adolescence, 2017, 35, 2, 289-301.
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.
Using the treatment of an adolescent girl received in consultation for hallucinatory symptoms, we offer a reading of the patient’s subjective expressions from temporal perspective. We will base our reflections on the actualization of primary links where sensoriality may become a road leading to the conquest of subjectivation. Because of this, we will explore the role of the adolescent’s current environment as a support in this work.
Adolescence, 2014, 32, 4, 847-856.
Our experience in adolescent homes, Maisons des adolescents (MDA), has enabled us to theorize the practice in a multidisciplinary setting. This practice, called « taking care », involves a number of paradoxes, which are considered risks for failure, but which administrations, services and professionals must nevertheless use to help the most troubled adolescents.
Adolescence, 2014, 32, 1, 111-127.
La escritura de V. Woolf, atestigua de un combate íntimo y radical de lo femenino que aquí nos interesa como Para V. Woolf, en To the Lighthouse, lo femenino maternal, es la voz de la madre que ella perdió a los umbrales de su adolescencia. La reminiscencia de las palabras pronunciadas, la escucha hacia un estado de lenguaje que pretende y que presupone la representación inconsciente a la imagen de un ritmo primordial hacia un inconsciente del lenguaje, es reivindicada a lo extremo y provee la tensión y la musicalidad de la escritura. En el presente texto, se trata de la voz de la madre, del rastro mnésico de una reminiscencia sonora que constituye el movimiento de la escritura mostrándonos el escenario de base maternal y ecolalica que aquella del intercambio de lenguaje.algo inseparable de su actividad de escucha, de escritora y de la niña investigadora que ella era y de los lugares engendrados por ella en la palabra así sea fragmentada.
This article proposes a discussion of the creative process in Camille Claudel (1864-1943) and the complex interaction between her art work and time. First, the author stresses the particular sensibility of the artist for time. Second, eight art pieces are presented and analyzed in their specific bond to time.
Suicide is an enigmatic act. It is performed outside the boundaries of common sense, it is a nonsense act. What makes a subject unable to escape the dead-end of the following alternative: « your money or your life » ? How can one go beyond the question of the impossible choice ? The being or the meaning? Edouard Levé has comitted suicide after having written a book named Suicide, which dealt with one of his youth friend’s suicide. Through his writing, he tries to clear the very mystery of one’s existence and of the dopplerganger’s which emerge like an imaginary echo. Would’nt that be, by the way, one of the questions raised by most suicides?
The author describes a drift in relation to the law and exercise of authority by setting education process and educational response. This opposition is useful to develop educational situations occurring in the vicinity of perversion. The educational responses would operate in the register of contingent reality. They respond to a temporality extemporaneous. The educational act would draw its structuring power of what lies primarily in the symbolic register. It would be governed by a transitional temporality. The author shows that certain intersubjective experiences, when they are subjected to a transitional temporality, give to the educational act its structuring impact.