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Thinking about Adolescents: A Work Discussion Seminar

  • Commencing on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 16:00
  • A series of 10 online seminars, weekly on Thursdays
  • Lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

The seminars take place on the online meeting platform Zoom. 

Zoom is easy to use on your laptop, PC, tablet or phone and you will be sent all the information you need from the tutors beforehand.  This includes a password for the online meeting space in order to respect the privacy of the clinical material being discussed (see programme below).

Who’s it for

This is beneficial for those working with adolescents, such as: social workers, teachers, counsellors and people working in the voluntary sector.

Seminar leader

Debbie Hindle


Because of COVID-19 those of us working with adolescents are challenged as never before. How do we manage remote working with this age group, and support them with the additional fears and anxieties they may feel? And all this without our colleagues around us.

This series of 10 online seminars is designed to provide an opportunity for a range of professionals working with adolescents to think about these and other concerns.

The seminars focus on gaining understanding of some of the dilemmas which confront young people and the challenges this might pose for those working with them.

Psychoanalytic theory is used to throw light on the complex issues that often arise for the young people and in the context of therapeutic relationships.

Seminar structure
  • Participants are expected to record a discrete piece of current work written in the first person which includes the seminar member’s own actions and comments as well as those of the young person. Note that you should anonymise the information you share (e.g. do not use real names).
  • Each participant will have two opportunities to present current material for discussion which involves the exploration of presented material.

It is hoped that through this process, participants will be able to think together, to reflect on the adolescent process, and gain a different perspective on the work.

NB This is not intended to replace work-based supervision, nor is this ‘individual supervision’ in the presence of others.


£120 for all 10 seminars

Course limit
  • 6 participants
  • Please note that spaces are limited to a certain number of participants to ensure an enhanced learning experience for everyone.

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About the seminar leader
Debbie Hindle

Dr. Debbie Hindle is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. For ten years, she was Head of the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Edinburgh and worked clinically in a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Glasgow for children who were fostered or adopted.

She has written extensively, including three co-edited books – Personality Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (1999); The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (2008); and Sibling Matters: A Psychoanalytic, Developmental and Systemic Approach (2014). Now retired from the NHS, she continues to teach, supervise and lecture.

Refund policy
  • A cancellation can be made up to 4 weeks before the event and a full refund will be issued. 
  • After this date, a refund cannot be processed, unless under exceptional circumstances.
  • No refund will be issued for non-attendance.
  • We can accept substitute delegates at any time, although sufficient notice should be given where possible.

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