The Emotional Curriculum

S05 E07 - Emotions as an Alternative to Diagnosis in Adolescents

March 13, 2022 Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway Season 5 Episode 7
The Emotional Curriculum
S05 E07 - Emotions as an Alternative to Diagnosis in Adolescents
Show Notes

In this episode we speak to Dr Lawrence Howells, Clinical Psychologist, about his work which focuses on a move away from diagnosing mental health disorders towards an emotion based approach to well-being.
We discuss how understanding the developmental stage of adolescence is crucial in understanding how best to support adolescent well-being.  We explore how this understanding does not fit with the medical model of diagnosis, which highlights difficulties and difference.  Instead, Lawrence talks about how focusing on the essential human experience of emotions, how these are manageable and how strategies for tolerating these can empower young people to promote their own well-being.
You can find Lawrence's book on the subject here 
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Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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