This short course which will run every Thursday, 16:00 – 19:00 from 06 September to 15 November (apart from 11 October) is designed to provide ways of thinking about the adolescent phase of the life cycle in order to facilitate direct work with young people. Psychoanalytic theory is used to throw light on the complex adjustments to physical and social changes which constitute the major tasks of adolescence.
The 10-week course focuses on gaining understanding of the dilemmas which confront all young people. These can create great strains for some individuals and result in developmental delays, problematic behaviours and sometimes serious mental illness.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at professionals in a variety of settings who have substantial experience of working with young people and are interested in deepening their understanding of the conscious and unconscious process, for example doctors, social workers, nurses, teachers, counsellors and children’s reporters. Some knowledge of psychoanalytic ideas is helpful but not essential.