She then worked at the Centre de psychanalyse et de psychothérapie Évelyne et Jean Kestemberg (CEJK) in Paris, devoting herself to the treatment of psychosis until her retirement.In 2001 she participated in founding the Centre's journal Psychanalyse et Psychose, to which she was editor-in-chief (until 2009 together with Antoine Nastasi). Motivated by her love of English literature, Liliane Abensour was particularly interested in the British school of psychoanalysis, i.e.Jenny Aubry was a pioneer of child psychoanalysis in France.
In cooperation with Didier Anzieu she developed the concept of the skin ego.
In addition to child analysis, she is especially interested in female sexuality.
Its two-directional nature gives rise to various theoretical models.
Liliane Abensour lived in Paris, where she died of leukaemia on 19 August 2011.
Liliane Abensour Annie Anzieu Jenny Aubry Piera Aulagnier Marie Balmary Ilse Barande Laurence Bataille Anne Berman Marie Bonaparte Françoise Boulanger (Canada) Denise Braunschweig Elsa Breuer Elsa Cayat Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel Maryse Choisy Anne Clancier Margaret Clark-Williams Odette Codet Myriam David Monique David-Ménard Françoise Dolto Judith Dupont Micheline Enriquez Solange Faladé Juliette Favez-Boutonier Marcelle Geber Florence Guignard Dominique Guyomard Luce Irigaray Évelyne Kestemberg Julia Kristeva Paulette Laforgue Ruth Lebovici Rosine Lefort Anne Levallois Maud Mannoni Joyce Mc Dougall Catherine Millot Françoise Minkowska (Switzerland) Michèle Montrelay Sophie Morgenstern Marie Moscovici Gisela Pankow Catherine Parat Ginette Raimbault Blanche Reverchon-Jouve Élisabeth Roudinesco Monique Schneider Eugénie Sokolnicka Anne-Lise Stern Maria Torok Nathalie Zaltzman Liliane Abensour was a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Paris VII, before she underwent psychoanalytic training at the Société Psychanalytique de Paris (SPP).
One of her control analysts was Évelyne Kestemberg, under whose supervision she began to analyse psychotic patients in the late 1970s.
In 1946 Jenny Roudinesco became Chief of Paediatrics at the Ambroise Paré hospital, to which the Fondation Parent-de-Rosan was attached.
This public welfare warehouse was the home to young children abandoned by their mothers.
Her older sister, Louise Weiss, was a famous suffragette.
Urged on by her mother and against the wish of her father, Jenny Weiss studied medicine, neurology and child psychiatry.
In her best-known book, Psychotic Temptation, Liliane Abensour stated that every human being possesses the potentiality to be tempted by the psychotic solution as a response to deal with the traumatic dimension of psychic development.