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Mediations : a therapeutic device ?

Issue 12 : December, 2016
ISBN : 9782749253459


The development of therapeutic mediations and the efforts put into developing a rigorous modelling of these devices demonstrate the professionals’ increasing interest for these kinds of approaches… Is it a way of responding to a clinical necessity? When identity and narcissistic pains are at the first level, bodies and acts become the privileged messengers of the psychological wanderings that hospitalized patients go through. In such situations, traditional practice, which is only based on the speech, is limited. Professionals working in institutions are then led to develop alternative care devices, called mediated, which aim towards sustaining the transformation processes of the most archaic levels and opening, or re-opening, the way towards a more stable existential foundation. At the crossroads between Winnicot’s thoughts on the potential space, those on the group, those which consider artistic creation as a care vector and those which offer a metapsychological model of mediated care devices, the stories of mediations used in institutions strongly demonstrate the transformation possibilities that these therapeutic adjustments undercover.

But how can mediations be considered as a therapeutic device?

Therapeutic mediations simultaneously support symbolization and create links: between body and mind, past and present, intra-psychological, intersubjective links between members of a group, links among caregivers… “The medium only functions because it places the symbolization process which constitutes it is at the centre of a relationship with others as transference object” (Chouvier, 2011). But when and at what cost does a group using mediation become therapeutic? How can a true metapsychology of these alternative devices be developed?

Authors

Céline ALLAFORT, Cécile ANTIGNY, Patricia ATTIGUI, Gérard BAYLE, Virginie CHAUDUN, Charlotte COSTANTINO, Paul DENIS, Sosthène GODJO, Francis KATCHADOURIAN, Olivia LEMPEN, Zineb MANTRACH, Sylvain MISSONNIER, Agnès MOLARD, Michel MONTHEIL, Anne-Marie PIETRI, Irina POSTOLACHE, Kérel PROUST, René ROUSSILLON, Roxana SANCA, Jean-Marc TALPIN, Laura TREICH

Table of contents

Editorial

Introducing the Thought

1. « Introduction », Charlotte Costantino

Mediations and sensoriality

2. « Voice (Spoken and Sung) in Psychotherapy: Containment and Mobilization of the Archaic », Kérel Proust

3. « Transference and Body-oriented Mediations: From Sensation to Representation », Agnès Molard

4. « Transference Issues at Stake in Expressive Mediation Therapeutic Groups: Contributions and Limits », LauraTreich

Mediation and Dramatisation

5. « Drama, Between Excitement and Drive », Gérard Bayle

6. « What if the Theatrical Game Reinstated a Debate Regarding a Clinical Approach of Psychosis ? », Patricia Attigui

7. « Writings on Stage. Poetry Slam at the Crossroad between Body and Language », Olivia Lempen

Mediations, Storytelling, Historization

8. « Heaven is Where Dead People Live: Discussion Groups for Bereaved Children », Michel Montheil, Virginie Chaudun et Anne-Marie Pietri

9. « Parenthood in Exile : a Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Mediation Group », Céline Allafort, Roxana Sanca, Irina Postolache et Zineb Mantrach

10. «  Photolanguage Group: a Melting Pot of Institutional, Collective and Singular Clinic », Jean-Marc Talpin

11. «  Mediative Function of a Critical Incident Stress Management: Recovering an Interrupted Story ? », Cécile Antigny, Charlotte Costantino et Francis Katchadourian

Artistic Creation and Creativity

12. « Artistic Creation: a Mirror for Narcissus », Paul Denis

13. « Metapsychological Aspects of Therapeutic Mediations », René Roussillon

14. « Therapeutic Mediations in Institutional Practice, Transversal Perspective and Prospects after an Illuminating Conference », Sylvain Missonnier



See also




La répétition : entre résistance et changement

Repetition : from Resistance to Change ?

Les médiations : un dispositif thérapeutique ?

Mediations : a therapeutic device ?

Médiations, lien et symbolisation

Mediations, bonding and symbolization

L'acte : court-circuit ou relance ?

The act : short circuit or revival ?

Clinique de l'agir : décharge ou adresse objectale ?

Acting Out : Discharge or Object Intent?

La dépendance : de la fusion à la confusion

Dependency : from Fusion to Confusion

Dépendances avec fin, dépendances sans fin

Dependency with an End, Dependency without End

Ordres et désordres de l'oralité aux différents âges de la vie

Orality Orders and Disorders at Different Times of Life

Du traumatisme aux voies thérapeutiques possibles

From Trauma to Possible Therapeutic Paths

De la perte au renoncement

From Loss to Renunciation

Les enjeux de la pluridisciplarité

The Challenges of Multidisciplinarity

De l'effraction au traumatisme

From Intrusion to Trauma

Contenance et soin psychique

Containers and Psychic Care

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