Young Adolescent

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Simon and Schuster, 1970 - Psychology - 252 pages
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Through his extensive clnical experience with adolescents Dr. Blos has come to consider the early years of adolescence the most crucial ones because they lay the foundation for later adolescent development. Fixations in the early phases of adolescence give rise to deviant developments which the two case studies of this volume richly illustrate. Susan and Ben were both successfully treated, and these insightful analyses of their treatment form a major contribution to psychoanalytic theory and practice.
 

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Despite a dense Teutonic writing style, Blos is one of the major contributors to the theories on Adolescence. In this book he applies his insights into two case studies. A basic premise of Blos idea ... Read full review

Contents

The Clinical Picture
3
Preadolescent Regression
24
The Effect of Trauma on Preadolescent Drive
31
Its Behavioral
48
Masturbation and Progressive Development
58
Entry into Adolescence
69
The Mutual Influence of Maturation
79
A Developmental Concept of Working
100
Ben Comes for Treatment
133
The Initial Phase of Treatment
142
The Analysis of a Stalemate in Theory
153
The Formation of Sexual Identity
171
From the Archaic to the Oedipal Mother
193
The Father Image the Real Father and the Ego Ideal
219
The Reciprocal Impasse of the Parents and their Adolescent Child
237
References
251

Ben THE INITIAL STAGE OF MALE ADOLESCENCE
121
The Clinical Picture
123

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About the author (1970)

Blos is a psycholanalyst, on the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and president of the American Association for Child Psychoanalysis.

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