N.34 - Group psychotherapy and border areas of contemporary psychiatry

From broken restrictions to new and vital experiences in therapy: from perverse communication to the discovery and identification of the affected’s world

Abstract

This work of proposed family therapy started from the consideration that the model of individual psychoanalysis had not brought any of the family members to retrieve inside themselves and that in the field of group communication, there were no significant results.
A group reading with a literal sense of group was needed. Individuals unconsciously and anonymously represented conflicts and trans-generational family myths.
The basic assumption seemed to embody what Bion calls basic assumption of dependence.
The family was one person.
The stories of the father and the mother reintroduced same experiences.
The female was, in previous generations the guiding and sadist element who reigned. The mothers and grandmothers had raised sons and husbands.
The totally absent analyst, has functioned as a container, put themselves in a patient’sshoes and has developed and proposed a model of mentalisation.
The new and innovative method used has been and is the union of family discussions and individual meetings.
The holding together of all experimenting  individual, yet at the same time interdependent and fusional, states of mind and the proceeding with individual interviews where everyone could experiment with being grasped and understood by their own desires and needs.
A step, on the analyst’s part, from the mode of fusion-archaic operation to the attempt locating free trans-generational myths.
All that which was experienced and “lived on the skin” before counter transference is then interpreted and staged with new a new technique.

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