Understanding Adolescence: Creativity, Disturbance and the Developmental Process.

Hannah Solemani, 25th November 2017

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.

Hannah Solemani is a Psychoanalyst and Fellow at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
She previously worked for over 10 years at the Arbours Crisis Centre as a Team Leader and Supervisor. She taught on The Arbours Training Programme and was the Chair of the Training for many years. She now works in private practise and at the Brent Centre for Young People. She teaches and supervises on several Training Courses, including the Institute of Psychoanalysis and is currently Chair of its Foundation and Post Foundation courses.
Hannah also teaches and supervises extensively and continues to run a seminar in Russia, which she has done for 5 years.
Dr Maxim De Sauma is a Training and Supervising Analyst, as well as Child and Adolescent Analyst. He is Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Full Member of the British Psychoanalytic Association and Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is CEO and Clinical Director of the Brent Centre for Young People.

10.00 Registration, tea, coffee
10.30 Welcome by Laura Forti
10.35 Lecture by Hannah Solemani
11.20 Coffee Break
11.50 Discussion of the Lecture by Dr. Maxim de Sauma
12.05 Questions from the floor
12.45 Concluding remarks, Hannah Solemani and Dr. Maxim de Sauma
13.00 Lunch for everyone
14.00 AGM for Arbours Members
16.00 Close

10:00 - 1:00 25th November 2017
Room TW2.2.04 LSE
Second Floor
Tower Two
Clements Inn