Julien Léon : dead father and imaginary father in the reappearance of the oedipus complex in an adolescent

In adolescence, the natural deposition of the imaginary father helps to rearrange Oedipal fixations and get beyond infantile sexuality. Here the author will try to show how difficult this is when the figure of the imaginary father corresponds with an idealized dead father. The therapy will then have to provide the adolescent with the possibility of elaborating the transference so that he can escape from the pervading presence of the imaginary father, a crucial step for the developing subject.
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°2, pp. 409-416.