VARIA. Roles games and identity standards, clinical fragments of a psychoanalytic psychodrama

Summary : In this paper, we will go through some moments of Kevin’s therapy, a young psychotic teenager we met within the setting of an individual analytical psychodrama. We will be interested namely in presentations of sexuality and its orientations, such that they are at stake in the psychodrama scenes and during debriefing times, from both the patient’s and the therapists’s points of view. We will be led to question the presence of a possible heterosexual (thus normed) psychic setting that would be proposed by the therapists, in order to identify it and examine its defensive function.