N.18 - Disease and the Group

Balint groups: place and space of knowledge of the sickness as experienced in the operator-patient relationship

Abstract

This article contains insights and considerations by the author on Balint groups, and especially on the therapeutic relationship between the operator and patient.
In the group, the doctor uses himself as a “drug” and while the speaker speaks of a clinical case experience, relives this story in the hic et nunc .
The group leader and therefore observe the countertransference of the speakerand therefore the group has three dimensions: the relationship with the patient, with the leader and the group.
The  disease  is then reactivated by the experience of body-group in the hic et nunc.

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