Transitions: Adolescence into Adulthood – Working with 18 to 25 year olds
A modular CPD clinical training course for counsellors, psychologists and analysts registered with BACP, UKCP, BPS or BPC.
With limited therapeutic services available to this transitional age group in the UK, there is increasing pressure and demand on therapists in private practice and charities to treat patients within this group. This course has been developed to further the therapist’s skill and support when working with this challenging developmental stage.
This course supports a learning and experiential space for the therapist to discover what it will mean to allow the patient’s core anxieties—conscious and unconscious—to emerge in the service of development. This course gives close attention to transference and counter-transference manifestations and to the central significance of observation. A vital training objective is to support therapists in approaching the intricate defences and concerns of this age group. Working with adolescents in transition to adulthood can all too easily be marked with disconnectedness from the fears of madness, attachment, separation, dependency, somatisation, sexuality, and identity.
The training and facilitation ethos of this course focuses on the therapeutic implications of this age group being disconnected. The course will foster therapeutic approaches that connect adolescent patients with what it means to become their adult selves.
General course information
Duration: 3 modules of 3 monthly Saturdays each
Convenors: Dr Alessandra Cavalli and Dr Francesco Bisagni
|Module 1 – Assessment and Clinical Implications for this age group|
|14 October 2017||Alessandra Cavalli and Francesco Bisagni||Transition|
|18 November 2017||Francesco Bisagni with
|Risk assessment and risk management|
|09 December 2017||Alessandra Cavalli with
|The re-emergence of early trauma in adolescence|
|Module 2 – Pathology: Sexuality, Eating habits and Cyberspace|
|13 January 2018||Alessandra Cavalli with
|Sexuality and Identity|
|10 February 2018||Francesco Bisagni with
|No entry defences, eating disorders and body dysphormia|
|10 March 2018||Alessandra Cavalli with Giussepina Antinucci||Identity and cyberspace|
|Module 3 – Specialised Clinical Approaches|
|14 April 2018||Francesco Bisagni with
|On the Fordham model|
|12 May 2018||Francesco Bisagni with
|The paternal function: its role in the transition from adolescence to adult life|
|09 June 2018||Alessandra Cavalli and
|Being between in pretend and in reality|