Philippe Givre: evanescent body: auto-sensual and sensorial arrangement

During the therapeutic treatment of a young adolescent patient, the insistent presence of sensations of heat and cold serves in the struggle against depersonalization anxieties, but also points to the presence of pubertary, infantile and archaic feelings that cannot be subjectivized. The establishment of specific affinities between the achaic and pubertary registers fosters, in a very regressive way, the dominance of the most primitive ways of representing, to the detriment of more elaborated forms, which the psychotherapy was able gradually to differentiate.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 4, 705-717.