From Intrusion to Trauma

Issue 2 : October, 2011
ISBN : 9782749214641

Traumatic intrusion often starts when the individual or groupal psychic apparatus is overwhelmed, in which case it is in a state of great distress and fear and cannot follow the regular process… From the breach to the overflow of the invasion, from the protective shield’s intrusion to its extinction, when psyche and soma are ununified and broken into, how can the Institution and its heroes cope? What destiny for the suspended time that cannot fall back in place? What should be thought of this specific moment that can no longer pursue its course? How can this be contained when it overwhelms all thinking processes and care disposals? Through their various clinical experiences in different institutions, the authors of this issue discuss this notion and present a practice where it is generally a matter of accompanying individual and institution into developing their personal story after a brutal stop due to this intrusion.


Simona ALBU-LEOST - Garance BELAMICH - Charlotte COSTANTINO - Pierre-Georges DESPIERRE- Mathilde DU COLOMBIER - Elisabeth FERREIRA - Roland HAVAS - Diane IBLED - Daniel IRAGO - Francis KATCHADOURIAN - Nathalie LAFORET - Anne-Marie SILES

Table of contents

Editorial. P de Saint Jacob

Introduction. R. Mallet and C. Costantino


Institutional Itineraries

Subjective Position and Trauma: the Role of the Institution. F. Katchadourian

Puberty and Anorexic Asceticism: Hypervigilance and Hypercontrol. G. Belamich and C. Costantino

From Diagnosis to Living in a Specialized Alzheimer Clinic. E. Ferreira


Clinical Crossroads

When Fantasy Turns Traumatic: Case Study of a Patient Presenting Psychosomatic Symptoms. A. Albu-Leost and G. Belamich

From Charybdis to Scylla. R. Havas

The Return of the Mother, Mirror of Traumatic Loss. P.G. Despierre


On the Frontiers of Care

Entering a Foreign Land: Psychological Work with Cancer Patients. M. Du Colombier

Approaches and Paradoxes of “Trauma for Therapeutic Uses”: Protective Isolation in an Organ Transplant Unit. D. Ibled


On the Threshold of Case Management

Asylum Seekers: Caring for Survivors of Political Violence. D. Irago

Institutional Emergency: the Institutions Faced with a Traumatic Event. A.M. Siles, N. Laforêt and C. Costantino

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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