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Front. Psychol.
Sec. Psychopathology
Volume 15 - 2024 | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1371747
This article is part of the Research Topic Mentalization And Clinical Psychopathology- Volume II View all 6 articles

Playfulness and Adolescence -Mentalization and Neuropsychoanalysis perspective

Provisionally accepted
  • Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

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    The article attempts at conceptualising the basic principles of how adolescents develop, getting out of childhood and proceeding to enter young adulthood. The age period of adolescence is marked with intense emotional states, lines of thinking, beliefs and transitions that caregivers often face challenges making sense of or mirroring. Combining mentalization-based approaches with neuropsychoanalytic findings about how basic emotional systems governing playful behavior work can shed additional light into the communication channels and specificities therapists might consider when engaging in such endeavour.

    Keywords: Neuropsychoanalysis, MBT-A, adolescence, mentalization, Attachment, Psychotherapy, psychodynamic

    Received: 16 Jan 2024; Accepted: 27 Feb 2024.

    Copyright: © 2024 Kolev. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

    * Correspondence: Martin Kolev, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

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