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

Abstract

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.