Working with traumatised adolescents: A framework for intervention.

Lemma, Alessandra and Young, Linda (2010) Working with traumatised adolescents: A framework for intervention. In: Off the couch: Contemporary psychoanalytic applications. Taylor & Francis , London, pp. 98-113. ISBN 0415476151, 9780415476157

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Abstract/Book Review

Traumatic events do not discriminate: they cut across differences in age, gender, social class, religion and ethnicity. However, any one of these factors will also influence how a traumatic incident is experienced. In this chapter we will explore the specific effects a traumatic event can have when it occurs during adolescence. We will first outline a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of trauma on the mind and the particular import it may have when it takes place, or is being worked with, during the adolescent period. We will then describe a brief, psychoanalytically oriented intervention—the six session consultation model—that has been developed within the Trauma Unit of the Adolescent Directorate at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Finally, we will offer some thoughts on the value of drawing on more than one theoretical framework in conceptualising the impact of trauma on the mind, and how to intervene.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traumatised Adolescents
Subjects: Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalysis
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Mental Health - Social Welfare
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Angela Douglas
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 15:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 17:34
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/325

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