Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Puberty and Adolescence: The Inner World of Teenagers and Their Parents

Book presentation by Gertraud Diem-Wille and talk with the psychoanalysts Erla Ammerer and Elisabeth Skale

In English language

Online via Zoom, Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:30 pm (CET)

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Puberty and adolescence have been neglected topics by psychoanalysis for many years. The book describes the time of sexual maturity and their emotional responses in life until the entry into adulthood. Is this “Sturm und Drang” period a normal episode in life or does it show a precursor of a serious illness?

In the book, equal treatment is given to adolescents and parents, since parents’ experience of their child’s puberty stirs up experiences from their own puberty. In contrast to other authors in this field, the focus lies on positive developments and encouraging adolescent patients to find their own solutions, which will also motivate readers to explore the option of psychotherapy for their children in puberty. Cases from everyday life are included, thus making the book uniquely attractive to a broad range of readers, not just students and mental health professionals but parents in general. Since it provides a wealth of new data, the book is most valuable for clinicians and pediatricians.


In light of the challenges we are currently facing there will also be the opportunity to ask and discuss issues facing adolescents after the book presentation in Break Out Sessions and in the open forum.


Dr. Gertraud Diem-Wille: Training analyst of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (WPV) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) for children, adolescents and adults in private practice in Vienna. Director of the course " Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy for Infants, Children and Adolescents" at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Academy. Member of the training committee of the WPV.


Dr. Erla Ammerer: Training analyst of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (WPV) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) in private practice in Vienna. Member of the training committee of the WPV. Clinical and health psychologist.


Dr. med. Elisabeth Skale, psychiatrist, training analyst (WPV/IPA) and psychoanalyst in private practice in Vienna as well as head of the training committee of the WPV.


Routledge is currently offering a 30% discount on the online purchases of the book, please enter the code PPP230 at checkout*


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