Character Formation and Identity in Adolescence: Clinical and Developmental Issues by Randolph L. LucenteCharacter Formation and Identity in Adolescence: Clinical and Developmental Issues by Randolph L. Lucente

Character Formation and Identity in Adolescence: Clinical and Developmental Issues

byRandolph L. Lucente

Paperback | June 15, 2012

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Randolph Lucente examines the development of character in the adolescent stage, the process of a second separation-individuation, and ways to treat the adolescent client. Character Formation and Identity in Adolescence draws on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory as well asneuropsychobiology to explain the adolescent transition to an adult sense of self. The clinical material features in-depth case vignettes that include clients on the borderline/narcissistic spectrum with arrests in separation-individuation substages and insecure early attachments. Therapeutic attunements that are affect-regulating, mentalizing, and mindsight-oriented are featured in each of these clinical vignettes and suggest outcomes that potentiate vertical as well as bilateral cerebral hemispheric integrations. The book contains a synthesis of the theories ofpsychoanalysis, psychodynamics, self psychology, neurobiology, and the concepts of intersubjectivity, attachment-differentiation, narcissism, and affect regulation.
Randolph L. Lucente (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago) is professor of social work at Loyola University in Chicago. He has been teaching for more than twenty years and maintains a private practice treating adults, adolescents, and children. He has published numerous articles on development and identity in adolescents.
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Title:Character Formation and Identity in Adolescence: Clinical and Developmental IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190616318

ISBN - 13:9780190616311

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"I found the work to be clear and very well written. Moreover, the link between psychoanalytic theory and adolescent development seemed quite enlightening, providing a perspective that few students receive in undergraduate course work. The depth and nature of its content brings a clearerunderstanding to the many issues that face not only adolescents, but their parents as well." --Joseph F. Imburgia, Moraine Valley Community