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Acting Out : Discharge or Object Intent?

Issue 9 : March, 2015
ISBN : 9782749246857


In the child’s development, the act precedes the thought; it opens the way to symbolization capacities and probably remains one of the mentalization capacities’ prototypes, an ancestral influence made of sensori-motor traces. Therefore, as the child’s story develops, “thinking” takes over “doing”. When can the behavioural acting-out be considered as the failure of the mentalization process, the mental processing? Is the act the symbol of a psychical conflict or does it rather come and replace the individual’s unrepresentable contents, unbelievable, like borderline clinic illustrates it at the least and psychotic functioning often locked up in impulsive and irrational acting-outs, at most? When does the act become part of the impulse, or at the opposite part of the compulsion, the repetition instead of the remembering? Is it auto-soothing if not auto-erotic? Does it behold a fantasy dimension? What otherness does the acting-out contain? Is it only a motor discharge or it intended towards an object? Does the act obey an auto-erotic, narcissistic imperative or is part of a relational dynamic? What answers can the institution bring to these behavioural expressions?

Authors

Jean-Pierre CHARTIER, Florian HOUSSIER, Christine CONDAMIN, Jean-Marc TALPIN, Gwenola DRUEL-SALMANE, Florent GABARRON-GARCIA, Charlotte COSTANTINO, Garance BELAMICH, Anaïs RESTIVO-MARTIN, Ophélie ENGASSER, Julien MORAEL, Jérémy TANCRAY, Patrick DE SAINT-JACOB, Aurélie TAINE, Pauline DEBOVES, Elysé LINDE

Table of contents

Tribute to Jean-Pierre Chartier. A. Braconnier, P. Olivier

Editorial. P. de Saint-Jacob

Introduction. C. Costantino

 

The Act : A Language?

Passage or Recourse to the Act in Adolescent Psychotherapy. F. Houssier

Psychotic Self-harm: Between Cutting and Writing. G. Druel

"It Is a Game in Order to Survive": Godot Syndrome in Dementia. O. Engasser

 

The Act : In the Absence of a Third Party?

From the Destructive Act to Symbolization About a Child’s Psychotherapy. A. Taine, C. Condamin

Borderline Pathologies and Medico-educational Institutes. J. Tancray, J. Moraël

The Multiproblem Adolescent and the Psychopath. J.-P. Chartier

Neuroleptics: A Response to the Anxiety... of the Institution? P. Deboves

 

The Institution: A Place for Transformation?

Acting Outs in Child and Adolescent Mental Institutions From Fratricidal to Fraternal Rivalry. C. Costantino, G. Belamich

Traumatic Intrication: Getting Lost in the Institutional Maze and Recirculation of the Frozen Affects. A. Restivo-Martin, E.Linde

Acting Out, Analytical Act and Interpretation Psychoanalysis Understanding Psychiatric Repression. F. Gabarron-Garcia



See also




Les fonctions de la répétition

Repetition’s Functions

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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