Lean Back ın The Transıtıon from Latency to Adolescence: Case Study
In this study, a pubescent’s loss concern from early childhood experiences and fixation of the oedipal period,
which makes latency transition difficult, was discussed within the framework of psychoanalytic theory. A total of 14
psychotherapy sessions of 50 minutes per week and two preliminary interviews with a 11,5 year-old pubescent as well as
responses to the applied Rorschach and CAT tests, were assessed by considering early and oedipal period experiences of the
pubescent. There was a decrease in the anxiety of depression and castration, as the trust relationship between the
psychotherapist and the meaning that the adolescent attributed to the psychotherapy increased. According to the
psychoanalytic theory and the literature, it was determined that the anxieties of pubescent are grounded by the pathological
relationships established with the parents. Anxiety over the loss of object from early childhood experiences and the fear of
punishment from the oedipal period diminished with the support of the suppressed unconscious impulses of psychotherapy,
and the pathological relationship established by pubescent with their parents is partially resolved in the context of the
relationship established with the psychotherapist, and thus the pubescent was able to withdraw the investment from the first
object and oedipal love, succeeded to invest in herself.
Keywords - Depression, Castration Anxiety, Latency Period, Puberty.