The Late Teenage Years: From Seventeen to Adulthood

Author(s) : Luis Rodriguez De La Sierra, Author(s) : Joan Schachter

The Late Teenage Years: From Seventeen to Adulthood

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 122
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 33775
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491806
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491808

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Written with remarkable clarity and concision, the authors draw upon a lifetime of clinical experience of working with young people, and in a series of elegant chapters, share their insights generously, tackling such perennial challenges as depression, anxiety, aggression, academic failure, and the addictions. Utilising their psychoanalytical expertise, the authors help parents and psychological professionals to discriminate between how much adolescent suffering can be attributed to the ordinary vicissitudes of passing through puberty, and how much results from unresolved psychical conflicts from earlier stages of development. As a bonus, Series Editor Dr A.H. Brafman provides a remarkably helpful coda to the book, offering many additional insights for parents. This rich and engaging book deserves a long shelf-life.’
- Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Centre for Child Mental Health, London; Consultant, The Bowlby Centre; and Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Arts, University of Roehampton

‘The authors of this book have written a refreshing and comprehensive psychoanalytic view of adolescence as it moves ever closer to the adult life. Late adolescence is a time of much potential and possibility but it is not without its difficulties and challenges. How do adolescents deal with the many vexations of developmental conflict and dilemma? What is normal and what is not? What kinds of mental breakdown might occur to limit their futures? And what of parents and therapists as they do their best to help? These and many other questions are readily taken on by the authors with great care and understanding - and it is this which makes for a book that is thoughtful, imaginative and well worth reading to keep all of us in tune with the ebbs and flows of the adolescent adventure.’
- Peter Wilson, BA, Dip Soc Studies, MACP, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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