Thinking about Adolescents: A Work Discussion Seminar

  • Commencing on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 10:00
  • A series of 10 online seminars, weekly on Tuesdays
  • 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

Audrey Walker


Because of COVID-19 those of us working with adolescents are challenged as never before. How do we support them with the additional fears and anxieties they may feel caused by the pandemic? How do we manage with the adjustments we have to make due to COVID-19 in working with this age group?

This series of 10 online seminars are 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 the opportunity to present current material and to discuss this in detail with the group and seminar leader.  There will be some flexibility as to how these presentations are organised and this will be agreed in the group during the first seminar.

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.


£160 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.
About the seminar leader
Audrey Walker

Audrey initially qualified as a social worker in 1985 and has had over 30 years’ experience in working with children, young people and families.  She has worked in local authorities, residential settings and counselling services.  In 2006, Audrey qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists.  Since then, she has worked in CAMHS teams in the NHS and in the private sector with children in foster-care.  She currently works in independent practice in Glasgow offering individual psychotherapy, consultations and supervision.

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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