Series Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Understanding self-destructive behaviour in adolescence -- Beyond "bullies" and "victims": a systemic approach to tackling school bullying -- Parent battering and its roots in infantile trauma -- Violence in care -- Working with adolescents who want to kill themselves
Lynn Greenwood is a psychotherapist with a particular interest in adolescents and adults who exhibit behaviours that are destructive either to themselves or others. She works at the Eating Disorders Unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London; at the Priory, Roehampton; and in private practice. She has also worked with adolescents and young adults at Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital and with inmates of a major London prison. She teaches and writes on psychotherapy issues and has acted as consultant psychotherapist for several television programs.
'This book throws light on the nature of violence in the midst of a time in life which is not without its own turbulence. It draws on a wide range of knowledge and experience, exploring the different ways adolescents give vent to their violence, whether it be towards others or themselves. It highlights the fear that lies behind so much of the adolescent fury and calls upon all those who are involved - in the family, in the school or community - to build together the emotional and social capacity to hold and contain the strain and tension which is driving the adolescent beyond his or her own control.'- Peter Wilson, Director, YoungMinds