Developing a psychoanalytic approach to working with children and adolescents
This course offers the opportunity for those currently engaged in direct work with children or young people to discuss aspects of that work in a weekly seminar led by a senior child psychotherapist. The aim of the course is to develop and enhance psychoanalytic understanding of the emotional growth and behaviour of children and adolescents and to consider its application in current work.
Group members’ experience in their own settings will form the basis of discussion and related to relevant theoretical concepts. As a work discussion seminar it is expected that the participants bring detailed presentations of their work which are then thought about using a psychoanalytic framework.
The course is facilitated by senior child psychotherapists who are members of the bpf and ACP.
Who is it for?
This course is open to people who are interested in applying psychoanalytic understanding in their current work with children and adolescents and of particular benefit to those considering further training.
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.