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Understanding development – adolescence, online course

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Adolescence is a time of life that is central to our sense of who we are in the world. It is a time of intense emotion, of startling changes, of growth and of passionate feelings. 

This course is aimed at those who are interested in how we grow into and through adolescence and on how better to understand and relate to the young people we know, work or live with as they negotiate a complex developmental process. The challenge in managing this complex stage of life is often as much for the adults in an adolescent’s life as for the young person themselves, and this course offers a way of thinking about the process, and on ourselves in it, that uses a psychoanalytic perspective. We will think about development, will focus on observation of ourselves and others, and will stress throughout the importance of relationships in all aspects of development. Core psychoanalytic concepts will be introduced as they relate to the developmental process.

The course aims to provide a practise-focused introduction to ways of working with young people, and offers students the opportunity to develop an applied psychoanalytic  model of working.

This is an online self-study course delivered through our virtual learning environment, Moodle. It utilises video clips of clinician-trainers talking through concepts and examples, interviews/discussions available as audio podcasts, interactive tasks and full text online reading. 

A self-study course is arranged to provide flexibility of time management as you are not required to connect to the optional live online meetings. It is an excellent way to get acquainted with a subject. Your time commitment to the course will be roughly 2 hours per week (1 hour per video lecture, 1 hour for additional reading, discussion forum activity etc).

Location Online
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 29 Apr 2019
Amount £275
Organiser The Tavistock and Portman
Contact No. 020 8938 2285
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions Online (UK wide)