Articoli che contengono il tag: change

The mountain as field of group experience

Abstract This article explores a therapeutic intervention in the area of mental illness employing an “outdoor setting”, in the literal meaning of a setting outside any classic model, namely mountain therapy. It is a new practice, where the potential transformative … Continue reading

On the threshold. The invention of institutions as a turning point for change

Abstract In the paper I address three questions that seem useful to understand our relationship with institutions and its potentialities. a) How can the relationship with institutions be creative? b) How can the external world not to be also a … Continue reading

Group Psychotherapy for Children: between continuity and change

Abstract Starting from the experience of slow-open therapy groups of children and preadolescents, we will consider  what happens in the group process when changes in the group composition occur , due to the arriving or leaving of the members. With … Continue reading

Facilitating Change: Boundaries and the Human-Nature Dialectic

Abstract The author examines the relationship between man, nature and the tightness’ of the boundaries of the species. The individual relates to family and community, as  a set of individuals from which it derives its integrity, and self-awareness. Expand the … Continue reading

Individual and group elements in the individuation process

Abstract The author describes the phenomena related to the proliferation of new ideas and theories in psychoanalysis. Conservation and innovation, loyalty ‘and rupture have characterized the development of psychoanalysis from Freud to the new currents of thought, after the Second … Continue reading

Homogeneous female group from the view point of participant observation: critical reassesment of an experience

Abstract In this paper I will talk about participant observation in a homogeneous female group and of some considerations that were born from this experience. I shall try to retrace the theoretical arguments that justify the group as a therapeutic … Continue reading