Understanding Adolescence: Creativity, Disturbance and the Developmental Process
by Hannah Solemani
Adolescence is perhaps the most difficult and drastic phase in human development.
Although not an illness or trauma, it is full of major physical and psychological changes that may lead to serious and possible fatal pathological consequences.
In this paper I will look at the developmental tasks that face the adolescent and consider how these are negotiated. I will also illustrate this with some clinical work, of an analysis with a very worrying adolescent.
It will, I hope, show how difficulties are tackled psychoanalytically and the enormous anxiety and terror adolescents project into those around them.
by David Morgan
Freud like Tancredi was pretty pessimistic about social change, despite at the beginning of his career recognising the profound effects of trauma and inequality on his patients. He contributed enormously to our understanding of the mind. However, nothing human can be understood in the abstract. We also have to interpret thoughts, feelings and behaviours in their social context. In his lecture, David Morgan will provide a framework to address these issues.
discussed by Andrea Sabbadini
Spring Conference May 2016
Autumn Annual Conference November 2015
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. Bryony Bamford
The London Centre For Eating Disorders and Body Image
In Conversation with Morton Schatzman
Spring Conference May 2015
Autumn Annual Conference November 2014
Maeve Crowley - Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Maeve Crowley is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Europe Approved EMDR Consultant and Facilitator. She leads a Complex Trauma service in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which deals with clients on the Dissociative spectrum. She trains, supervises and teaches in the area of Complex Trauma and EMDR in her local NHS Trust and nationally. She is President of the EMDR UK and Ireland Board. She also has a small private practice.
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