Frédérik Guinard: the clinical treatment of adolescents in a stalled latency phase

The treatment of adolescents calls attention to a dearth of exploration of one’s surrounding and one’s psychic life in some subjects who are inhibited or unable to handle frustration. Recent interest in “stalled” latency phases has led to greater understanding of this period of human psychosexual development, long perceived/conceived as a “silent” one, and to a reimagining of possible ways of restarting the transitional processes associated with the work of latency.

Adolescence, 2020, 38, 1, 51-68.