Adolescent Mental Health
Monday 07th October 2019Weetwood Hall Estate, Otley Road, LS16 5PS Leeds
9:00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.30pm, Close
This talk addresses the topic of adolescent mental health from a developmental perspective.
It takes as its starting point early infancy mapping out theoretical and clinical constructs that inform our understanding of adolescence and young adulthood. There are major guidelines and reports that are utilised during the talk from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr Terence Nice intends to adopt a developmental trajectory examining early infant experiences, attachment theory, early relational trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. A core thread that ties these clinical components finely together is the construct of developmental relationships in the complex dynamics of self and others. This complex matrix is described in the context of bonding, affective ties, brain development, psychological functioning and social connectivity.