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Adolescence and Family Dynamics

Adolescence and Family Dynamics

The Center for Applied Psychological Research and Psycho-pedagogical Counseling of the University of Thessaly in collaboration with the Open Psychotherapeutic Center and the Institute for Family and Couple Treatment organize the workshop "Adolescence and Family Dynamics" in Volos.
Family relationships and matrixes constitute a whole, a system, that develops over time and is embedded in the wider socio-cultural environment. This motion is called the Life Cycle of the Family, in which different stages of evolution are distinguished.
During puberty, the already established Family boundaries are required to adapt, relax and become more permeable in order to allow the growing autonomy of the adolescent. Teens, as they begin to differentiate themselves from the family, identify with their peer group and try to form their own identity. Thus, they bring new systems into the family. The Workshop includes theoretical lectures, followed by discussion and experiential workshops in small groups, focusing on theoretical presentations.
It is addressed to mental health professionals and students (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Health Visitors, etc.), Educators and Special Pedagogues, parents, and any other interested parties.