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Adolescence Now: Understanding and Supporting Today’s Adolescent

Saturday 22nd June 9.30am - 5:15pm

Westminster School and the Brent Centre are pleased to be holding a joint conference on Adolescence.

Using a psychoanalytic lens, the conference will seek to examine the themes, preoccupations, and clinical considerations of adolescence today. Presentations will explore themes such as race, the virtual world, the gendered body, fostering development in adolescents with autism and learning difficulties and assessing adolescent difficulties.

The conference will be of interest to therapists/counsellors working with young people, school therapists/counsellors, SENDCOs, Head Teachers, DSLs, or anyone responsible for supporting the wellbeing of young people who are trained in, or interested in, psychoanalytic models of therapy.

Presentations

Adolescence in a Changing World: The Pupils of Westminster School

Meeting the mental health needs of adolescents today; the nature and significance of the assessment for psychotherapy

Dr Andrew Browne and Fiona Henderson, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, Westminster School

The process of racialisation and the adolescent mind: undoing the mask of piety

Dr Anthony Ogoe, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

The Virtual World and the Gendered Body

Dr Sara Flanders, Psychoanalyst, Brent Centre for Young People

Now you see me, now you don't': Supporting adolescent development in psychotherapy with young people with autism and learning difficulties

Felicity Tyson, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Brent Centre for Young People and Shanice Richards, Dramatherapist, Respond

Bridging the Gap – A panel discussion leading reflection on work with adolescents and the issues raised in the conference