This article is an invitation to read M. Benyamin’s book, Le travail du préconscient à l’épreuve de l’adolescence (Preconscious work challenged by adolescence). It will present the major axes of Benyamin’s thinking that give the clinician an original and captivating insight into the preconscious, as well as the psychosomatic and psychoanalysis of the adolescent.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 191-197.
Passion between friends in adolescence is here conceived of as having two aspects, positive and negative. The narcissistic-objectal conflict belonging to adolescence resonates with the adolescent process; passion may be supportive and organizing as opposed to disorganizing and hampering. The quantitative overflow that it inflicts on the psychical apparatus requires an adaptation of the technique of psychoanalytical psychotherapy used with adolescents.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 1, 143-152.