This clinical testimony illustrates the risk that therapies go perversely adrift. The analysis of a theatre workshop implemented in a care facility shows that the principle of theatre catharsis can be confronted to some limits: the purgation of phantasms through their expression outside of reality does not prevent each and every perverse leeway. Perverse games on stage exacerbate issues related to transfer and countertransference, so that there is a real risk that therapy turns into perversion. By sharing her thoughts on this singular practice, the author offers directions to prevent the practitioner from such a risk.
Theatre workshop, perversion, transfer, countertransference, clinical analysis
Dossier « Persversion », Piper N°7