Giving birth – Céline Aulit

On the eve of the opening of the PIPOL Congress, Ombilic releases its last issue. Week after week, Ombilic relayed ...

A woman who wants to help her father like Joan of Arc – René Fiori

In 1916 Freud writes his text “On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Erotism”which he publishes in 1917. As ...

A Mother, a Woman – Céline Aulit

The Ombilic adventure is coming to an end. With our long-awaited Congress just a few days away, the Ombilic team ...





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An “ovarian” series – Nicolas Moyson

"The family has its origins in the misunderstanding, the non-encounter, the deception, the sexual abuse or the crime ". This Jacques-Alain Miller’s quote – that I took from Pascale Simonet's beautiful text, published this week in Ombilic - grasps at the right moment what is at stake in the series I have just discovered and that I like to share with you. It is the second season of the drama series Top of the lake. Entitled China Girl, it begins with the discovery of the corpse of a young woman who, we quickly learn, was not only pregnant at the...

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A Crack in Filiation – Céline Aulit

On 8th May 2021, a preparatory afternoon was held at the ACF-Belgium for the PIPOL 10 Congress, which is fast approaching. We had the pleasure of welcoming Virginie Leblanc and Carolina Koretzky, who each in their own very precise way, shared a view of their reflections with us on the theme. They also commented on the points presented by our colleagues, Anne Semaille, Jean-Philippe Cornet and Sacha Wilkin. The guiding thread of the afternoon, as you will discover in this issue, gives perspective on the role of misunderstanding, this gap which allows filiation to occur. This is what the novels...

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Wanting a child ? – Carina Arantes Faria

This question unfolded in a kaleidoscopic way in the 19 numbers of Ombilic continues to feed with lively and varied sensations the elaborations for the congress PIPOL10. No more than three weeks and these gestating questions will open in the simultaneous and plenary of the Congress. To introduce this edition of Ombilic I have chosen to illustrate the question - Wanting a child ? - with the movie Una especie de familia, in English A Sort of Family, by the Argentinian director Diego Lerman (2017). Malena wants a child ; Marcela does not want hers. In the rain, in a suspense atmosphere,...

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Parents at an impasse – Interview with Judge Guenoveva Ilieva

Judge Guenoveva Ilieva has been conducting civil trials at the Regional Court of Varna for nine years. These include litigation cases concerning parental rights, restriction and privation of these rights and protective measures for children victims of various forms of violence, in accordance with the law on the protection of children. In February, she was invited by the team of the «Hedgehogs» Social Rehabilitation and Integration Centre in Sofia. This is one of the nine social service centres for children and families run by the association «Child and Space». The psychologists working there are part of the association’s therapeutic team...

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From Child as cause to the Embodied Child – Karagianni Despina

Since 2008, I have been working as a psychologist and Clinical Director at the Day Centre for the Care of Women's Mental Health of the NGO Fainareti. Fainareti was the name of Socrates’ mother who was a midwife, hence his midwifery method. The Day Centre is aimed at expectant parents or those who have recently become parents, are in IVF treatment or have experienced foetal or neonatal death.  The Day Care offers psychotherapy and psychiatric support and also, midwifery courses and care. The interdisciplinary team consists of midwives, psychologists and psychiatrists. The announcement of a pregnancy is often enough to...

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