Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World
Child and adolescent mental health is in crisis and needs to be addressed more than ever. This is not just because children and young people who are suffering need help, but also helping them can be the basis upon which they might build a more solid, healthy and constructive adult life. Beyond the familiar internal and external issues affecting children and adolescents which influence their mental health, we have to take into account societal changes that impact them. These include the challenges brought about by changing sexualities and family structures, new technologies, societal and political disruption and the extension of knowledge in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
This conference aims to address some of these issues from a psychoanalytical perspective. Whether we think of psychoanalysis as a particular tool to help psychological disorders - and/or as a theory of mind that informs many other approaches such as those involving family work, parental help, etc.- psychoanalysis continues to provide the most in-depth understanding of the mind and of how to help those in need.
Catalina Bronstein (UK) - Larry Brown (Boston) - Monica Cardenal (Argentina) - Simon Cregeen (UK) - Susan Donner (USA) - Joshua Durban (Israel) - Sara Flanders (UK) - Angela Joyce (UK) - Mariângela Mendes de Almeida (Brazil) - Kerry Kelly Novick (USA) - Isobel Pick (UK) - Christine Anzieu Premmereur - (France and USA) - Maria Rhode (UK) - Bjorn Salomonson (Sweden)
This conference is organised under the auspices of the British Psychoanalytical Society in collaboration with:
- IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis (COCAP)
- Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
- Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
- Israel Psychoanalytic Society
Venue: Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH