Archives par mot-clé : Institution

Philippe Robert: Words carried

Affiliation is inscribed structurally in the filiative construction of each person. The adolescent crisis is familial and thus implies that the different actors in the process should not be isolated. The Institution, as a specific place for the deposit and projection of inter- and trans-subjective problematics, enables work on the phoric function leading to work of transformation and appropriation.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 73-82.

Philippe Robert : Paroles portées

L’affiliation s’inscrit structurellement dans la construction filiative de tout un chacun. La crise adolescente est familiale et implique donc de ne pas isoler les différents acteurs de ce processus. L’Institution comme lieu spécifique de dépôt et de projection des problématiques inter et trans-subjectives permet de travailler la fonction phorique pour aboutir à un travail de transformation et d’appropriation.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 73-82.

Véronique Laurent, Simon Duchêne, Claire Lathière: dynamic of the institution as group

Using the model of the institution-as-group, this article points out a transformative process affecting individual and group psychic envelopes. The contingencies of the gradual internalization of the setting remind us that for some adolescents the work of differentiating borders and re-establishing a skin around thoughts must come before any focus on repressed content. The group’s self-reorganizing abilities support these changes.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 65-82.

Véronique Laurent, Simon Duchêne, Claire Lathière : dynamique de l’institution comme groupe

À partir d’un modèle d’institution référé au groupe, l’article dégage un processus transformationnel qui porte sur les enveloppes psychiques individuelles et collectives. Les aléas de l’intériorisation progressive du cadre rappellent que pour certains adolescents le travail sur les limites différenciatrices et le rétablissement d’une peau pour les pensées précèdent la possibilité d’une centration sur les contenus refoulés. Les capacités auto-réorganisatrices du groupe soutiennent ces changements.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 65-82.

Ioana Atger : les fantaisies partagées

Les familles des patients adolescents hospitalisés en soins-études et les équipes soignantes partagent des fantaisies communes de séparation-adoption, de réparation-destruction et de séduction-rejet. Dans cette « constellation adolescente », parents et équipes se retrouvent régulièrement en position d’identification, de projection, d’isomorphisme, de reflet systémique, de résonance. Ces phénomènes mettent les équipes en difficulté mais leur compréhension et leur élaboration est une chance à la fois pour les patients, leur famille et les institutions.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 3, 555-576.

Catheline Nicole – Adjustment of bonds and institutions

It is standard to say that the psychical work an adolescent must accomplish is a work of separation, in particular with the objects of childhood. In fact it seems more accurate to speak of an adjustment of bonds between parents and adolescent. The former must be neither too lax (otherwise the adolescent may feel abandoned) nor too clinging (otherwise the individual may be kept from constructing a psychical space of his own). An institutional phase in which each, adolescent and parent, will be able to find his place can help in finding the right distance. Participation in a parents’ group at the time of an adolescent’s institutionalization allows for work on the adjustment of bonds.

Adolescence, septembre 2002, 20, 3, 615-619

Gilles Raveneau : Contribution of Rites to Family Substitution

Using ethnographic research in two socially-oriented children’s centers (MECS), this paper investigates how rite and ritualization can help fill in for the family. We look at the conditions that foster the appearance and use of rites and observe how these can serve as tools to promote social inclusion and participation, in combination with moral and educational culture. We hypothesize that “wild” psychologization of problems by professionals and the nearly exclusive recourse to clinical psychologists to regulate difficulties in such institutions leads to an under-valuation of the interest and effectiveness of rituals, in favor of the “talking cure” alone.

Adolescence, T. 31 n°1, pp. 169-179.

Eric Chauvier : The Unconscious of the Investigation, an Experience of Knowing

The observation of human suffering often takes place from distance achieved by disavowing emotional states which, nevertheless, often seem decisive for the observer. This paper will attempt to investigate this hypothesis using the example of a research-intervention mission in an institution for adolescents living through familial break-up. Deeply troubled by the strangely disaffected voice of an adolescent girl, the observer is obliged to drop the distanced attitude of the expert. What bothers him is not the history of this young girl, but what it recalls of his own family experience, which gets mixed up with scientific observation. The return to this “unconscious of the observation” forms the basis of what we could call an initiation.

Adolescence, T. 31 n°1, pp. 145-152.

Fanny Dargent : ritual scarifications

Adolescence, a recent category peculiar to the West, tends to disunite puberty as a universal physiological event. It is not so much the disappearance of rites that is in play here, as the extenuation of the bond of solidarity between the phenomenon of puberty and the social designation – and treatment – of adolescence. Using the example of self-harming practices in adolescence, I would like to hypothesize an increase in acts/symptoms is fed by this separation and tends, paradoxically, to reduce it – i.e., reassert a social and private recognition of identity of the forms of otherness engaged by puberty – and at the same reject these same forms of otherness.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 1, 47-56.


François and his father, sharing a first name, form a duo with paranoiac functioning. With the onset of puberty, this system broke down. François was treated in a day hospital. The institutional psychoanalytic psychotherapy offers necessary flexibility, especially salutary opportunities to adapt the treatment setting. This work carried out as a team helped to develop a particular approach to this family.