Analytic work with the adolescent implies the elaboration of various forms of attraction and repulsion of the originary and the infantile. The author tries to pinpoint the different stages of subjectivation. This article will emphasize the gradual establishment of the reality principle, a passage that is closely tied with the physiological quest for the sexual object. The analyst’s function consists of enlisting the adolescent’s own capacity for imagining and daydreaming in the service of thought.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 4, 885-900.