Angelique Costis : a home for the chimera ?

This article provides a combined commentary of the works of A. M. Nicolò and F. Richard, and raises the question of what conditions are necessary for analytical treatment in adolescence. The particularity of the analyst’s position is imagined by means of the mythological figure of the chimera, a hybrid character representing the therapist’s receiving capacities, which can tolerate a break in the uncertain boundaries between Ego and non-Ego, and make possible an emergence from primal thinking and paradoxical thoughts.