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?
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
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