Researches certify an increase in psychiatric diagnosis and suggest a major severity of inconveniences in adolescence period. But, what is this gravity? How are the adolescents disorders transforming today? Following a picture of social and domestic changes, we propose some considerations arised from our clinical practice. We believe that the family therapy is an elective framework in order to understand the evolution blocks and the difficulties of adolescent adaptation, allowing experiences of integration and shared meaning and then, promoting the recovery of identity coordinates for the growth of the adolescent. The above will be explained in the contents and enriched by examples of therapeutic experiences, by proposing the working methodology learned in family therapy with adolescents.
Keywords: Adolescence, desire, to see, body, social retreat, failure, connections, multigenerational family therapy.