Region Scotland
Cost For fee information, please contact the HDS office by phone on 0141 331 2419 or drop us an email - [email protected]
Email [email protected]


About this training

This established course is designed to provide ways of thinking about the adolescent phase of the life cycle in order to facilitate direct work with young people. Psychoanalytic theory is used to throw light on the complex adjustments to physical and social changes which constitute the major tasks of adolescence. The course focuses on gaining understanding of the dilemmas which confront all young people. These can create great strains for some individuals and result in developmental delays, problematic behaviours and sometimes serious mental illness.

The length of the course is 10 weeks, divided into two, five-week sections. Each seminar is 3 hours long, divided into a reading seminar and work discussion seminar. Those following the accreditation route will be required to submit a 3,000 word essay. Participants are expected to set aside time for reading and preparation of work material for seminars and independent study.

The course is aimed at professionals in a variety of settings (voluntary and statutory) who have substantial experience of working with young people and are interested in deepening their understanding of conscious and unconscious processes. These may include doctors, social workers, nurses, teachers, counsellors and children’s reporters. Some knowledge of psychodynamic ideas is helpful but is not essential. The course is usually limited to 14 participants.

Please get in touch if your organisation is interested in this short course. The length and content can be tailored to suit the different requirements of each organisation.

Venue address

Victoria Chambers
142 West Nile Street
G1 2RQ

To book this course or for more information, please follow the link to the HDS website or email [email protected]

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