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

Issue 15 : May, 2018
ISBN : 9782749257778

In Psychopathology of Everyday Life, S. Freud demonstrates the Unconsciousness’ ubiquity, how every small life incident can reveal unsuspected psychological stakes. It is not necessary to be lying down on a couch to understand the importance of appreciating everyday life and its immense wealth of unconscious desires and the power of the opposite forces that fight within the psyche. But when the spirit suffers or fails to symbolize, conflicts and splitting are projected by the individual onto his environment and the recognition of humanity is threatened. The care giving institution must then offer an opportunity for the patient to be welcomed and considered beyond his appearances, a place where transference can be observed and played over and over in other forms. Is the main aim of all institutions not to trespass the ordinary run of things and boredom in order to give a meaning to interactions and everyday life rituals that engage both caregivers and patients ?


Jacques ANDRE, Françoise COBLENCE, Charlotte COSTANTINO, Laurent DANON-BOILEAU, Manuella DE LUCA, Patrick DE SAINT-JACOB, Pierre DELION, Christophe FERVEUR, Éric FIAT, Catherine FOURQUES, Jean FURTOS, Isabelle GERNET, Patrice HUERRE, Sophie KECSKEMETI, Sylvain MISSONNIER, Benoit SERVANT

Table of contents


Patrick de Saint-Jacob


Introduction, Charlotte COSTANTINO

The Everyday of the Psychoanalyst, Jacques ANDRE

(Everyday) Life Events, Pierre DELION


Boredom as Adolescent Frontiers, Manuela DE LUCA 

Boredom at Work:  Step or Obstacle for Sublimation?, Isabelle GERNET

Time for Boredom, Commentary of M. de Luca and I. Gernet Articles, Christophe FERVEUR

About Common Rituals in Psychiatric Institutions, Sophie KECSKEMETI


Staying Alive at the Dawn of Death.  Everyday Life’s Clinic in Nursing Homes , Catherine FOURQUES

Machinery and Men : an Inseparable Pair, Patrice HUERRE

Ultrasound Ritual in Maternity Ward : the Non-human, the Virtual Child and Parenthood Process,  Sylvain MISSONNIER

Human and Non-human in Daily Life, Commentary of C.FOURQUES, S.MISSONIER and P.HUERRE Articles, Laurent DANON-BOILEAU


The Good Use of Household Objects or Food as Welcome and Transference Object in Everyday Life of Caregiving Institutions, Jean FURTOS

Everyday Life Dignity or the Portrait of a Tired Caregiver on a Rainy Afternoon of November… , Eric FIAT

Eulogy of Ordinary and Everday Life, Françoise COBLENCE

Modern Individualism’s Deadlock, Commentary of J.FURTOS, E.FIAT and F.COBLENCE Articles, Benoit SERVANT

See also

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


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