The psychoanalytic method is one of the possible indications, constrained by the prevalence of the management of the transference. Indeed, the adolescent crisis is an ordinary event proper to the lability of the pathological manifestations and instability of the clinical structure. This is the reason why neither the specificity of the manifest disorders nor the structural diagnosis are the main criteria when deciding a referral. The preliminary interviews are thus essential to evaluate this indication that will be decisive, but will nevertheless remain temporarily dependent on the adolescent’s transferential engagement.
Adolescence, 2011, T. 29 n°1, pp. 79-86.