Archives par mot-clé : Violence

Isée Bernateau: is the first sexual relation an aggression?

Here the author will evaluate the implications for treatment of adolescents’ first sexual experiences. These first relations bring forth aggression fantasies, since they embody the link between sexuality and destructiveness in a special way, even when they are consensual. The author hypothesizes that the violence of the infantile sexual permeates these relations, reactivated by the traumatic character that the first sexual relation always has because of its radical newness.

Adolescence, 2022, 40, 1, 123-134.

Isée Bernateau : la première relation sexuelle, une agression ?

L’auteure évalue ici les incidences dans la cure des premières expériences sexuelles des adolescents. Ces premières relations mobilisent des fantasmes d’agression car le lien entre sexualité et destructivité s’y incarne de façon privilégiée, même quand elles sont librement consenties. L’auteure fait l’hypothèse que la violence du sexuel infantile y est prégnante, réactivée par le caractère traumatique que revêt immanquablement la première relation sexuelle du fait de sa nouveauté radicale.

Adolescence, 2022, 40, 1, 123-134.

Nicolas Rabain, Jean-Christophe Maccotta: when the destrudo seems to be winning

The authors recommend a multidisciplinary approach as a way of addressing new forms of destructiveness in adolescents called “unplaceable”. They maintain that it is crucial to consider not only their symptoms, but also the course of their life, the deficiencies and obstacles they have faced, as well as their desires and fantasies. They may thus be able to retain some trace of the capacities for containment and elaboration of the adults they have met in the course of treatment.

Adolescence, 2021, 39, 2, 251-255.

Nicolas Rabain, Jean-Christophe Maccotta : quand la destrudo semble triompher

En abordant les nouvelles formes de destructivité chez les adolescents dits « incasables », les auteurs soutiennent un abord pluridisciplinaire des soins. Selon eux, il est crucial de tenir compte non seulement de leurs symptômes, mais aussi de leurs parcours, de leurs carences et de leurs entraves, sans oublier leurs désirs et leurs fantasmes. Ainsi pourront-ils conserver une trace des capacités de contenance et d’élaboration des adultes qu’ils auront rencontrés dans leur parcours de soin.

Adolescence, 2021, 39, 2, 251-255.

Arnaud Malausséna: the boundary-object in psychoanalysis: towards the representation of a self

The representation of a self in adolescence is constructed through a work of limits requiring an intersubjective dimension, notably in the encounter with a boundary-object. A clinical encounter with an adolescent whose treatment has a strong sensory-motor element enables us to gauge the role of body language and the act. The role of the educator as boundary object helps put in perspective the fundamental properties of this object.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 207-223.

Arnaud Malausséna : l’objet-frontière en psychanalyse : vers la représentation d’un soi

La représentation d’un soi à l’adolescence s’élabore dans un travail des limites nécessitant une dimension intersubjective notamment dans la rencontre d’un objet-frontière. La rencontre clinique d’un adolescent sollicitant une forte dimension sensori-motrice permet de mesurer le rôle du langage du corps et de l’acte. Également, le rôle de l’éducateur comme objet-frontière permet de mettre en perspective les propriétés fondamentales liées à cet objet.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 207-223.

Anne Tassel: the art of violence, or what the body can tell us about it

The 2018 publication of S. Ferrières-Pestureau’sLa violence à l’œuvre (Violence at work) provides a spot-on illustration of the way that art at different times periods has taken up what exceeds the various declensions of the human body that translates its violence. The author of this article relates major events of western history to the pictorial representations that either interpreted or provoked them, noting new perceptions of violence arising from the body.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 475-482.

Stéphane Saint-André, Stéphane Laplace, Thibaut Lebailly: the seeds of violence

The concept of the difficult adolescentenables us to escape from the nosographic trap of attributing the causes of violence solely to the one who commits it. Considering the question of the bond offers the possibility for a complex critical analysis of environmental factors, especially institutional ones, that contribute to violence. By discounting the relational, institutional administrations contribute to the reification of the subject, making both the public and professionals more vulnerable. As secret accomplices to violence, institutions reap what they sow.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 439-451.

Sonia Harrati, David Vavassori: violent acts and pubertary impasse

This article focuses on violent acts in the adolescent hospitalized in psychiatry, using a clinical case to discuss, on the one hand, how through the violent act and lack of symbolization, the adolescent will come to figure a pubertary impasse, inviting a hypothesis of pubertary psychosis; and on the other hand, how the clinician can open up a therapeutic perspective when faced with ruptures of the symbolic process that drive the adolescent to enact violence.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 403-422.

Sophie Kecskeméti: civil war

After more than seventy years of peace in western Europe, one may wonder what becomes of destructiveness in such unprecedented conditions. Perhaps we are witnessing what might be likened to “civil wars”: suicides, family break-ups, the policing of civilian life. After presenting two clinical vignettes, one illustrating intrafamilial wars, the other illustrating institutional wars, the author will compare these two forms and offer some considerations about the difference between individual and group passages to the act.

Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 343-355.