par Courbin, Lauriane ;Hounkpatin, Lucien;Perez, Avner
Référence Cliniques méditerranéennes, 81, 1, page (239-258)
Publication Publié, 2010-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The aim of this article is to clarify the means by which the ethnopsychiatric methodology practiced at the Centre Georges Devereux deals with the difficulty referred to by Devereux as the « perturbation » induced by the observer on the observed and vice-versa. This difficulty is all the more accentuated when dealing with migrant patients. In this situation, proposed interpretations based in translations run the risk of simplifying the logics of one world by projecting them onto another. The practice of mediation on the other hand is based in all that is untranslatable, the fundamental leverage in a functioning therapeutic relationship. Ethnopsychiatry does not simplify the « perturbation » rather it chooses to work with the multiplicity of logics and places the idea of « manufacturing thought » (as manufactured thought and thought that manufactures) at the heart of the clinical practice. Our aim is to show how the ethnopsychiatric setting lays the foundations for creating new thought on a situation (a thought manufactured in common with the patients and the institutions, from untranslatable areas), and how this manufacturing forces the construction of a framework that brings about psychotherapic results (thought that manufactures).