When the abuse is acted upon by the maternal assistant: psychic effects and therapeutic modalities


When violence is commited by the nurse, it contaminates the relationship between the child and his parents. Indeed, because every day, he feels he has been given over to the one who maltreats him, the child often thinks his parents are accomplices. So, we see the development of a combined figure of a Great other, full of hate, that mixes his parents’ face with the nurse’s. The clinic work demands to receive the child’s anger because his parents didn’t have protect him, didn’t know, didn’t see, didn’t understand. This is the first step to dismantle this imago and allow the reunion between the child and his reals parents.

Traumatic love at the first sight and indifferentiation : Freud’s adolescence and his afterwards

The S. Freud’s adolescence is lacking in the biographys consacred to the creator of the psychoanalysis. We explore the traumatic caracter of the meet between a young adolescent and him, as his ambivalent friendships source of traumatic breaking links. We conclude with the hypothesis, when the link is invested on a passionate mode, dealing with a fusion desire followed by persecutive feelings and a the return of a being himself need.

Trauma in criminal presume and its judicial implications


The knock-on effects of traumatic events, including peritraumatic dissociation among victims, has been widely studied. Upon observing some similar manifestations among perpetrators of criminal acts, some researchers have questioned the potential traumatic impact of the act. In this article, extracted from a university dissertation, we reviewed studies which highlighted the possible development of a posttraumatic symptomatology following the criminal offence. This symptomatology can express itself through memory as a result of dissociative amnesia, or emotionally. In view of the above, we questioned, as a second step, the impact those manifestations can have on the legal procedure, and more specifically at the time of the psychiatric and/or psychological assessments and at the trial. Furthermore, social perceptions and representations of those manifestations, leading to interpretations, can have an impact on the direct or indirect victim, increasing the risk of revictimization.

Value of trauma clinics in the encounter with cancer – suffering patients



In this text, I have wished to convey how a psychodynamic approach with patients facing cancer-illness, is likely to meet the needs of a great number of cases. By psychodynamic, I mean the transferential approach of trauma, such as was decisively investigated by Ferenczi, D. W. Winnicott, etc….

The specificity of this therapeutic approach, as well when meeting the patient, as throughout the treatment, enables the actual trauma of illness, beside its destructive consequences, to contribute a life – and hope – enhancing experience. Providing the clinician’s listening is based on the working-through of his / her own trauma, it may furthermore bring into reach those traumata of early bonds – such as are transgenerationally or historically induced – allowing the therapist to adjust to (tune into) the urge (call) for being and growth of an unclaimed-for child, and be willing to join in, at the borders between life and death, for a journey through – and out of – breakdown.

Sexuality, Breuer, it’s all about sexuality… » What else ?


Taking the widely studied cleavage between the Breuerian issue of trauma and its Freudian restriction to sexuality as a start, this study aims to question the Freudian formalization. Thus Freud puts from the outset in series the “Freudian sexuality” as a postulate of an universal function for every subject, and its modelizations : its psychic representations as well as the constructions of the partner that result from. This study concludes by developing a hypostatic logic of both father and partner elaborated as complex models.

Gender, sexuality, universality: traumatic assignments ?


In Morocco, gender and sexual norms have strict guardians, potentially in the person of every citizen. There are diverse situations which entail multiple reactions depending on the class and race relations that permeate Moroccan society. However, the violation of gender norms usually brings about cruel physical, social, legal and media repression.

Yet can we talk about trauma here? Is it legitimate to say, at any time and in any place, that gender or sexuality are traumatic assignments?

How can this notion be used in its psychoanalytical specificity (and not in a psychiatric or media sense) and what implications does this use have in revealing the ethnocentric limits that a universalist psychoanalysis may experience, but also in defining what the author calls “minor psychoanalysis”?

The author proposes to quickly review the archaeology and genealogy of this notion, to see how, when used in a particular way, it may perpetuate subalternizations. 

The appropriation of a minoritarian sexuality


The contemporary researches on homosexuality knew a development and a diversification during the last thirty years in France. Nevertheless, gay and lesbian lifecourse and identities remain mainly studied remotely. Leaning on two corpuses of biographic interviews between 2005 and 2012 with gay men and lesbian from 17 to 35 years old, this article proposes an analysis of the construction of a minority subjectivity. However, the article asks how the heterosexual norm constraint still produces differentiated modes of identification. Moreover, by analyzing the articulation of the social relationships of class and gender, the object of the article is to analyze the social variations of gay or lesbian way of being in contemporary France. The article concentrates particularly over the first years of the discovery of the homosexuality, the implications regarding definition of oneself, and the way gay and lesbian choose (or not) to reveal their sexual orientation to their family.