Archives par mot-clé : Therapeutic mediation

Olivier Duris : the digital avatar as a support for verbalization

Video games are recognized by many clinicians as useful tools for therapeutic mediation. The article aims to add to this work, by trying to focus on the value of the digital avatar as a support for verbalization, by presenting two young adolescents in a Day Hospital for children and adolescents who both participate in a group workshop using digital mediation.

Adolescence, 2022, 40, 2, 387-401.

Cristelle Avelines-Lebon, Anne Brun: violences in the family

The passage through adolescence may give rise to a violent family crisis, echoing group processes of generational transmission and adolescent experiences of subjects in the present. Psychoanalytic family therapy, taking place within a psychiatric setting that offers several different treatment places and times, enables a revisiting of the processes of symbolization, with the support of mediating objects: those provided by the therapists but also those invented by the family.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 357-370.

Giuseppe Lo Piccolo: from trauma to photolangage®

This article presents the Photolangage®method in the treatment of adolescent acting-out behaviors. It will show how this framework fosters processes of binding and symbolization in a group setting, as well as the effects of a double containment of drive movements, enabling the figuration of traumatic traces from non-symbolized experiences.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 1, 97-110.

Tamara Guenoun: therapeutic mediation through theatrical improvisation

This article analyzes the therapeutic “site” of theatrical mediation. The group occupies a central place within it, though differs from the therapeutic setting of group analytic psychodrama. The characteristics of the medium of theater use a specific dynamic. This becomes a catalyst for the phoric function. Aesthetic harmonizing offers opportunities for dis-identification.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 117-128.


The authors address the issue of the attempted suicide of a teenager in connection with « mother » failing in its capacity as investment, resulting in the formation of a hole in the object relation. The tension of conflict between attraction and object-preserving narcissistic found to be expressed through the body and act at such great suffering in adolescent identity. In an attempt to plug the gaps caused by narcissistic failures of the early object, use an object of addiction (violin) – from tuning and hooking – has allowed this teenager to avoid confront loss, emptiness itself, and to distance any investment that could be threatening to her psychic integrity. The authors show how psychotherapy mediation will promote the involvement of this adolescent work in barter and mourning in support of sublimation.