Paolo Fabozzi : styles, tools and moving forces in analytic treatment

Through a combined reading of the works of Ph. Gutton and V. Bonamino, the author examines three interconnected aspects of analytic work with adolescent patients : the styles, the tools, and the moving forces at work in the analytic treatment. This gives an idea of the particular position of the analyst working with adolescents, who must be ready to be transformed into a mediating object in order to re-start a capacity for thought and to enable the patient’s intimate relationship with himself to be restored.