The first edition of this popular book won praise for successfully exploring the inner world of contemporary adolescence. The new edition now also examines issues including self-harm, depression and body image disturbance. Drawing on a flexible psychodynamic approach, it gives evidence-based guidance for both experienced practitioners and students.
STEPHEN BRIGGS is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social Work at the Tavistock Clinic, London, UK.
Introduction.- Contemporary Adolescence.- Becoming a Subject in Adolescence.- Ethnicity and Identity in Adolescence.- Parenting Adolescents.- Containing Adolescence in Organisations.- Adolescents as Temporary Outsiders: Drugs, Offending and Anti-social Behaviour.- Adolescents with Difficulties in Achieving Separateness.- Psychotic and Suicidal States in Adolescence.- Leaving Home.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.