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CHAPTER SIX: Adolescence: a transitory world

Lesley Day Karnac Books ePub

Adolescence: a transitory world

Kevin Healy

In this chapter, I explore adolescence as a transitory world, drawing upon psychoanalytic writings on adolescence and transience. The psychoanalytic and psychosocial principles underlying the treatment programme for adolescents at the Cassel Hospital are discussed. Consideration is also given to the impact on those who work and live with young people for whom this transitory period is a troublesome and distressing one. Clinical material is used to highlight the transitions of adolescence relating to identity, attachment, sexuality, and the inner phantasy lives of young people.

Adolescence and transitions

Adolescence is a time of transitions. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines “transit” (from the Latin, transire, to go across) as a process of going, conveying, or being conveyed across, over, or through. “Transition” itself is defined as the process of changing from one state or subject to another. The adjective, “transitory” is defined as the quality of “not lasting or existing; only for a time”. This terminology is very relevant to the journey of adolescents from childhood to young adult life. Donald Winnicott, psychoanalyst and paediatrician, developed the concept of a transitional object in childhood (Winnicott, 1951). The transitional object helped the child move from a state of being dependent on another person in partial or incomplete ways, which he called “relating”, to a state of “using” others more fully, in line with emotionally known and experienced wishes and needs. In their journey through adolescence, young people may create individually or collectively a range of transitional objects to help them on this journey. I suggest that peer relationships, the first loves of adolescence, the culture of adolescence (whether music, art, or rebellion), and the use of legal or illegal substances are transitional objects that help on this emotional journey.

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Chapter Four: First Base

J.F. Miller Karnac Books ePub

Most people nowadays are familiar with the concept of hardware and software in computers. Once a computer has been assembled it cannot be used to perform tasks until it has had the software of an operating system installed. The third requirement is for the person using the computer to know how to operate it. In this way, our experience of computers confronts us with something fairly fundamental about almost any complex system or operation in life.

If the nuts and bolts—the “hardware” of any process are faulty, the operation is bound to fail regardless of how good the system or how skilled the user. Perhaps the most familiar example of this is where a technician spends ages doing sophisticated tests to identify the fault in the system (of a domestic appliance, a television for example) and discovers that the problem is that something has simply not been plugged in or switched on.

Secondly, if there is a problem with the system—particularly if it is an inappropriate or incompatible system—it will fail regardless of the quality of the hardware or the skill of the operator.

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The Terai & Mahabharat Range

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

When you think of Nepal it's usually the Himalaya that comes to mind, not the flat, hot subtropical plains of the Terai. However, this narrow strip of land, wedged between the Indian border and the Himalaya and for the most part untouched by the 2015 earthquake, holds some of Nepal’s most fascinating and varied attractions, including its famous national parks, Chitwan and Bardia – home to tigers, rhinos and elephants.

The Terai (sometimes spelt Tarai) is also home to over half Nepal’s population, a vibrant mix of cultures showcased through the thatched mud-hut villages of the Tharu and the vibrant art of the Maithili people. There's also Lumbini, renowned as the birthplace of the Buddha and destination for pilgrims from around the world. Likewise, Janakpur, an important Hindu pilgrimage town, pulsates with religious fervour.

Rising from the Terai are the Chure Hills and the Mahabharat Range, a region of dramatic gorges, awe-inspiring terracing and enduring mountain villages.

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ACTIVITY 46: Collaborative Development Process

Peter Garber HRD Press, Inc. PDF


Collaborative Development Process


To describe a development process for creating a more collaborative work setting


A collaborative development process model is introduced, describing steps that should be taken to create a more collaborative work environment.


30 minutes


Handout 46.1


1. Introduce the activity by explaining that collaboration doesn’t always come easily or overnight:

Collaboration sometimes needs to be developed over time.

Collaboration may not naturally flow and might even have to be mandated in the beginning.

Collaboration will become more natural as the process develops.

2. Introduce the collaborative development process model shown in Handout 46.1 and explain the following:

Provide information on the issue/problem. This involves providing those involved in the collaborative process the information they need to address the issue or problem. This amount of sharing of information may be more than typically shared in the past. If you are going to work collaboratively, you need to trust people with information.

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