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Dependency with an End, Dependency without End

Issue 7 : April, 2014
ISBN : 9782749240572


Dependency, if imposed at birth with the infant’s neotony, is also a necessary process of development. This state is just as much somatic as it is psychological, and lasts as long as the object cannot be interiorized by a mature Ego, as long as the child has to have it with him instead of within… It is this internalization process which fails for those whom suffer from addictions or from a borderline personality.  Dependencies then present themselves as the clinic of exteriorization: without a functional object internalization, without transitionality, the individual is forced into an over-dependency to exterior objects, searching around what is absent within. The dependent patient consumes, without limit, from the outside because he is incapable of preserving what is inside. What function does dependency or addiction cover? What has been previously banished so that a fertile independency could not be instituted? How can the Institution open the way to this necessary transitionality? This object internalization process can sometimes be undermined at certain specific times in life, such as adolescence or senescence: the dependency matter is then brutally re-actualized within the embrittlement of the previously functional narcissistic foundations. How do institutions accompany this journey?

Authors

Garance BELAMICH, Valérie BLANC, Linda COMBAZ, Charlotte COSTANTINO, Patrick DE SAINT-JACOB, Catherine DUCARRE, Vincent ESTELLON, Laurence EXERTIER, Pierre GAUDRIAULT, Patrice HUERRE, Éva LEBIHAN, Serge LESOURD, Pascal MENECIER, Sylvain MISSONNIER, Louis PLOTON, Maud SERGENT, Benoit VERDON

Table of contents

Editorial. P de Saint Jacob

Introduction Dependency with an End or Dependency without End? How to Separate? C. Costantino

 

Clinical Crossroads

At the Sources of Dependency: Eternal Return of the Beginnings. S. Missonnier

Alcohol as Pseudo Transitional Object A Journey through Non Temperated Environment. C. Ducarre

Alcohol Abstinence, Boredom and Dependency. V. Blanc, P. Gaudriault

Smoking, between Auto-erotism and Breathing. L. Exertier

 

Therapeutic Changes

From a Restraining Setting to a Supporting Mind: the Use of Psychotherapy in Prison. M. Sergent

The Video Game, a Care Object? “Cesar” or the Passage from Video Games to Team Games. E. Le Bihan

Questions around Virtual Dependency. P. Huerre, G.Belamich

Is there a Logic to Addiction? L. Combaz

 

Intersecting Reflections

From Sexual Dependencies to Addictive Sexuality. V. Estellon

Stepping away from Dependency: an Adolescent Matter. S. Lesourd

Removing Oneself from Dependency? Aging within the Harshness of the Ideals. B. Verdon

Alcohol, Drugs, Activities of Daily Living: Variability of Dependency Objects in Nursing Homes. P. Menecier, L. Ploton



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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