These are the edited papers from a conference held in 2008 on the topic of problems with child and adolescent analysis. The contributors come from widely differing theoretical backgrounds and use a broad variety of metapsychological concepts, among them contemporary Kleinian, post-Bionian classical Freudian. This collection helps widen our understanding of technique with children and adolescents and together they show a very modern psychoanalytic technique may be emerging from modern recent work with children and adolescents.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Problems of technique in analysis of children and adolescents: transference—interpretation—play -- “Lillifee thinks she’s an arsehole.” Three levels of technique in child analysis: containment, transformation, interpretation -- Clinical and technical problems in child and adolescent analysis (following in Bion’s footsteps) -- What about the transference? Technical issues in the treatment of children who cannot symbolize -- Identity and bisexuality: thoughts on technique from the analysis of an adolescent girl -- Some thoughts on psychoanalytical technique in the treatment of adolescents: on the development of body image, body ego, and ego structures -- Rivals or partners? The role of parents in psychoanalytical work with children