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Schmukler, A.G. (1990). Termination in Midadolescence. Psychoanal. St. Child, 45:459-474.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 45:459-474

Termination in Midadolescence

Anita G. Schmukler


At the start of the terminal phase, the patient wrestled with the conflict of whether to leave treatment and establish himself as a self-reliant young man or cling to the analyst, who represented, ambivalently, significant protective power. The resolution of the transference neurosis during the termination phase of a six-year analysis in this midadolescent bore a strong resemblance to work with adults.

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