The journal Cliniques

Histoires et récits en clinique institutionnelle

Cliniques publishes twice a year scientific and theoretical / clinical articles (quantative or qualitative studies, case studies, review articles, ongoing researches) and holds its specificity in its editorial line which is centered upon psychological care exclusively within care institutions.

The two annual issues explore a same theme but treat it differently in order to offer the readers a thorough, argumented and diversified afterthought. Also, in order to open up to the international public, the journal accepts to publish articles in English and/ or researches that took place in institutions from other countries, even non-francophone.

The first aim of the journal is to develop and publish research as well as the professionals’ thoughts on various and diversified clinical themes through the perception of psychotherapeutical practice in care institutions.  Through the editorial board but also because of its object of interest, our journal is multi-disciplinary and tries to feed the dialogue between practitioners of various horizons. Particularly interested by the theoretical and clinical heritage which nourishes these professions since decades, the Cliniques journal, created by clinical psychologists, is quite inclined to take into consideration the recent progress of the field as well as the innovations in care disposals and their evaluation. The scientific committee and the international reading board are mainly composed of professional clinicians and members of prestigious universities throughout the world. This brings a scientific guarantee through a double-blind validation. Well-established within the institutional reality of multi-disciplinary care, it offers a source of reference for professional care-givers, researchers and students.


The establishment of the Cliniques journal within institutional practice…

Initially, Cliniques is the artwork of a clinical study group established since 2004 by the Psychologists of the ORPEA CLINEA group, a group of private care institutions specialized in the care of physical and psychological dependency. First published as an internal journal through the name Paroles, it always offered a dialogue between the various fields of institutional caregiving. After five years of internal publication, Paroles became Cliniques  and enabled authors working in institutions to discuss their practice according to a psychological theme. The journal has now grown to be a place of debate and exchanges between professionals working in private, public and associative institutions. Cliniques now is part of the Association de Promotion des Soins Psychiques en Institutions (A.P.S.P.I., Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Care in Institutions), in order to give greater echo to the scientific work it sustains. In the same way, it organizes an annual scientific symposium and publishes acts.

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Editorial Board

Publication Director

Catherine Ducarre, Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst - SPP, Department of Psychology ORPEA-CLINEA

Publication Deputy Director

Charlotte Costantino, Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Department of Psychology ORPEA-CLINEA, Psychoanalyst - SPP

Editorial Secretaries



Editorial Committee

Dr Cécile Antigny, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique L'Alliance - CLINEA

Garance Belamich, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique Villa des Pages - CLINEA

Audrey Bonnet, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique Villa des Pages - CLINEA

Dr Pierre-Justin Chantepie, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique L'Alliance - CLINEA

Pierre-Georges Despierre, Clinique du Château de Villebouzin / Clinique L’Abbaye - CLINEA

Anaïs Devaux, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique Villa des Pages - CLINEA

Elisabeth Ferreira, Clinical Psychologist, Résidence Les Batignolles - ORPEA

Catherine Fourques, Clinical Psychologist, Résidence Klarène - ORPEA

Jamie Lenchantin, Clinical Psychologist, Résidence Le Clos des Lilas - ORPEA

Elysé Linde, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique La Chavannerie - CLINEA

Julie Platiau, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology ORPEA-CLINEA

Patrick de Saint-Jacob, CSR Executive Director ORPEA CLINEA

Maud Sergent, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique de l'Isle le Moulin - CLINEA

Fabienne Thannberger, Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst - SPP, Clinique Villa des Pages - CLINEA

Mariane Veilleux, Clinical Psychologist, Clinique de l'Alliance - CLINEA

Paul-Henri Waché, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology ORPEA-CLINEA

Scientific committee

Annick Bismuth (†), Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Dr. Alain Braconnier, Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist (Paris, France)

Pr. Anne Brun, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Lyon, France)

Amélie de Cazanove, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Dr. Pierre-Marie Charazac, Psychoanalyst and Psychogeratrican (Lyon, France)

Dr. Jean-Pierre Chartier (†), Psychology PhD and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Stéphane Déroche, Clinical Psychologist (Mulhouse, France)

Christophe Ferveur, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Dr. Patrice Huerre, Child and adolescent psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Dr. Vassilis Kapsambelis, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Blandine Laroche, Clinical Psychologist (Valence, France)

Marie-Laure Léandri, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Alain Lemosof, Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Pr. Sylvain Missonnier, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Dr. J.-D. Nasio, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Pr. Philippe Robert, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France) 

Pr. Marie-Jean Sauret, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Toulouse, France)

Pr. Benoit Verdon, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Paris, France)

Pr. Jean-Michel Vives, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Nice, France)

Dr Xanthie Vlachopoulou, Clinical Psychologist (Paris, France)

Dr. Daniel Widlöcher, Psychiatrist, Psychology and Psychoanalysis PhD (Paris, France)

International reading committee :

Argentina : Pr Gabriel Lombardi, (Buenos Aires)

Belgium : Pr Jean Florence (Louvin) & Pr Véronique Delvenne (Brussels)

Brazil : Pr Mario Eduardo Pereira (Sao Paulo), Pr Marco Antonio Coutinho Jorge (Rio) & Pr Silvia Zornig (Rio)

Canada : Louis Brunet (Montreal), Isabelle Lasvergnas (Montreal) & Dominique Scarfone (Montreal)

China : Patrick Lemoine (Beijing)

Colombia : Pr Sylvia de Castro Korgi (Bogota) & Pr Gloria Patricia Pelaez (Medellin)

Costa Rica : Pr Laura Chacon (San Jose)

Germany : Pr Annette Streeck-Fischer (Berlin)

Hungary : Pr Zoltan Vass (Budapest)

Italy : Giovanni Guerra (Florence) & Pr Graziella Fava-Vizziello (Padua)

Luxembourg : Dr Christine Frisch-Desmarez (Luxembourg)

Mexico : Pr Julieta Abrego Lerma (Carmen)

Portugal : Dr Augusto Carreira (Lisbon)

Spain : Pr Pascual Palau (Valencia)

Switzerland : Pr François Ansermet (Geneva), Dr Rémi Barbe (Geneva), Pr Jean-Nicolas Despland (Lausanne) & Dr Alejandro Rojas-Urrego (Vevey)

Turkey : Pr Tevfika Ikiz (Istanbul)

Uruguay : Victor Guerra (Montevideo)


Le Symptôme : un allié?

The symptom : a ally?

L'insolence du symptôme

The insolence of the symptom

Intimité dévoilée, intime à retrouver

Intimacy unveiled, intimate to be regained

L'intime à l'épreuve de la vie institutionnelle

The Challenge of Intimacy in a Care Institution

Faut-il avoir peur des institutions de soin?

Should we be Afraid of Care Institutions?

Les figures de la peur en institution

Fear figures in the institution

La vie quotidienne en institution : aliénation ou libération ?

Everyday Life in institutions : alienation or freedom?

La vie quotidienne : le véritable enjeu du soin psychique en institution ?

« Everyday Life : Institutional Care’s True Stake ? »

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


The Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Care in Institutions (APSPI) aims to nourish the professionals’ thoughts on mental care in institutions in the psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatric, geriatric, somatic and functional rehabilitation fields.

The association works in favour of a dialogue between practitioners of various backgrounds. If the diversity of the approaches is privileged in the work it leads, they all are limited in the ethical and humanistic requirements of the institutional reality of plural work.


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