Book launch and 50th Tavistock Clinic Series book celebration
We would like to invite you all to the launch of On Adolescence – Inside Stories by Margot Waddell, the 50th book published in the Tavistock Clinic Series.
Please come and join us on Wednesday 27 June, from 6pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane London NW3 5BA.
About On Adolescence
Adolescence and adolescent states of mind have seldom captured so much attention publicly, nor have they stirred so much anxiety and disturbance privately. This long acknowledged, problematic, transitional world between childhood and adulthood is especially fraught, these days, with the assaults and pressures of contemporary culture and modern technology.
The heart of the book lies in the exploration of the inner lives of these young people, whether or not they find their way to clinical services. It sets out to illuminate the sorts of things that go wrong, and how we can help to address them – the crises of identity, gender, loss, self-harm, bullying, depression, anger, suicidal impulses, anxiety, and so much more. On Adolescence: Inside Stories is intended for all those concerned with adolescence, and adolescent states of mind at whatever age or stage.
About the author
Margot Waddell is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis where she is currently the Chair of Publications. She has a background in Classics and literature and took a PhD at Cambridge on George Eliot’s novels. She is a Child Analyst and worked for many years as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. She co-edits the Tavistock Clinic Book series. Her book Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality was published by Karnac in 2002.