Precipice Edge: Winnicottiana Perspective before the Body, Aggressiveness and Suicide

Artemise Portela de Sousa

SEPsi, University of Gurupi, Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.

Kaio Filipe Jorge Abadia

SEPsi, University of Gurupi, Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.

Ellen Fernanda Klinger

SEPsi, University of Gurupi, Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.

Daniela Ponciano Oliveira *

SEPsi, University of Gurupi, Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Edge of cliff addresses an even little explored theme, but that every day has become common in society, self-aggression and suicide among young people. In this sense, the objective of this research was to analyze self-aggressiveness and suicide attempt, as well as to verify the main reasons and characteristics of aggressive and suicidal behavior in a young person with the developmental disorder; to examine susceptibility to aggressive behaviours in this; as well as to address the contributions of the psychologist professional in the performance with the individual with Cerebral Palsy and family. The subject of the research was a 22-year-old with Cerebral Palsy, attended the School of Psychology Service of Gurupi University. Twenty-one psychotherapeutic sessions of 50 minutes per week were performed during 10 interspersed months. The 6 meetings with the mother were also held for clarification and guidance on the procedures employed with the subject. The data were transcribed and analyzed qualitatively under the bias of psychoanalytic reading. Among the results, the reduction of aggressive behaviours that boosted suicide attempts could be verified, and the individual’s neuromotor impairment was taken into question. It was observed that suicide attempts acted as a request for help for family members. It is also emphasized the importance of the psychologist’s work in developing a relationship of trust, reception, respect, understanding, and equality towards the patient, who in this case were fundamental parts of the therapeutic process.

Keywords: Self-aggressiveness, cerebral palsy, psychotherapy.


How to Cite

Sousa, Artemise Portela de, Kaio Filipe Jorge Abadia, Ellen Fernanda Klinger, and Daniela Ponciano Oliveira. 2020. “Precipice Edge: Winnicottiana Perspective before the Body, Aggressiveness and Suicide”. Advances in Research 21 (3):9-17. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2020/v21i330190.

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