Adolescent Development

Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2020-21, 4th Block — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
Julie Wood, MA
David Shaner, MA LMHC


This course will use a psychoanalytic lens to view the progression from early adolescence to emerging adulthood. We will examine sub phases of adolescence, then move into common treatment issues. We will address working with issues around gender and sexuality, individuation, and the role of adolescence in treatment of adults.

If you would like an overview of child development, please use Gilmore and Meersand, (2015), The Little Book of Child and Adolescent and Development. New York: Oxford Press.

April 5, 2021 — Preadolescence and Early Adolescence

[34 pages]

Stambler, M.J. (2017). “100 Years of Adolescence and its Prehistory from Cave to Computer.” PSC, 70:22-39.

Sugarman, A. (2017). The transitional phenomena functions of smartphones for adolescents. PSC, 70:135-150

April 12, 2021 — Middle to Late Adolescence

[28 pages]

Bowen, M.S. (2013). Through the Looking-Glass: Exploring Identity Development for a Beginning Therapist and her Late Adolescent Patient. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 12(4):286-300

Malberg, N.T. (2013). A Caged Life: A Girl’s Discovery of Freedom Through the Co-Creation of Her Life’s Narrative. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 12(2):59-71

April 19, 2021 — Bodies, gender and sexuality

[36 pages]

Levy-Warren, M.H. (2000). A Contemporary Look: Adolescents and the Incest Taboo. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 1(4):123-140

Novack, D. (2016). To Know Another Inside and Out: Linking Psychic and Somatic Experience in Eating Disorders. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 15(4):278-288

Bender, A. (2005). Jinx. Willful Creatures. New York: Doubleday. pp107-113.

April 26, 2021 — Identity formation

[32 pages]

McCarthy, J.B. (1995). Adolescent Character Formation and Psychoanalytic Theory. AJP, 55:245-267.

Levy-Warren, M.H. (2014). A Knot in the Gut: Transference/Counter-Transference and Issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Class in an Adolescent Treatment. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 13(2):133-141

May 3, 2021 — Severe psychopathology and trauma

[34 pages]

Powers, A.; Casey, B. J. (2015). “The Adolescent Brain and the Emergence and Peak of Psychopathology.” Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 14(1):3-15.

Moura, M.G. (2014). First Psychotic Episode in Adolescence: Diagnostic Considerations. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 13(3):240-248

Goodman, S. (2013). Traumatic Loss and Developmental Interruption in Adolescence: An Integrative Approach. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 12(2):72-83

May 10, 2021 — Play in adolescence and in treatment

[32 pages]

Markman, H. (1997). Play In The Treatment Of Adolescents: Freud (p. 146). Psychoanal Q., 66:190-218

Schwartz, F. (2017). The Patient Who Was Not There. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 16(4):258-260

May 17, 2021 — Treatment

[21 pages]

Owens, T.M. (2013). The Need for an Other’s Mind: An Innovative Approach to the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Children and Adolescents. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 12(1):1-9

Gvion, Y. and Fachler, A. (2017). When Suicide Is at Stake: Some Thoughts on the Therapeutic Space between Therapists and Adolescents. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 16(4):267-278

May 24, 2021 — Adolescence in the adult patient

[37 pages]

Jacobs, T.J. (2007). On the Adolescent Neurosis. PAQ, 76:487-513.

Sapountzis, I. and Bennett, L. (2014). Sharing Alien States and Experiences through Dreams: Working with Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 13(2):154-163