The 20 chapters, by 32 contributors, are organized into five major sections: Development and Psychopathology, Assessment, Issues in Psychotherapy, Interventions for Violence and Trauma, and Training in Adolescent Psychiatry. The range of chapter topics is broad and includes autonomy and individualization among adolescents, analyzability of adolescents, the impact of parental loss, schizophrenia, mood disorders, structured assessments, psychoeducational testing, play therapy, failures in psychotherapy, school interventions, and guidelines for training in adolescent psychiatry, among others. The book focuses on psychoanalytic themes and approaches as models of development, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Case studies are provided throughout to illustrate key processes. The book is rich in discussing the range of analytic themes and content and how they are manifest in core areas of adolescent development, adaptation, and dysfunction.