International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

« Clinical psychology in the case of an emergency : the position of the psychologist confronted with psychic trauma. A clinical case to illustrate the importance of the implicit demand in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. »
FRAUD Aurélie

Confronted with events of a high traumatic potential that our Earth is experiencing: wars, terrorism, attacks on people of all kinds etc ... Emergency clinics have become essential in the care of populations. Emergency shelters, as well as emergency cells, have been developing strongly in recent years. The victims are looking for a response to their inability to elaborate upon the event. There, the place of clinical psychologists can become essential. We will see through a clinical case, how positioning and listening to a professional can allow the emergence of the implicit demand by the subject. By this assumption, not of the event but of the subjective experience of the event by the person, the clinician based on psychoanalytic theories could allow the subject to reduce the risk of developing a post-traumatic stress disorder.

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