Articoli che contengono il tag: group psychotherapy

Therapeutic Crossroads: Adolescents, Families, Groups. Experiences in a Dedicated Service

Abstract The authors reflect on the cultural and macro-social transformations which are effecting adolescents and their families and the consequent youth difficulties and possible developments. Different aspects of working in a Psychological Counselling Service with young people between eighteen and … Continue reading

Group dimensions in an Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Abstract Human beings are immersed in group settings of one kind or another all life long and even when individual mental suffering exacerbates to the point of needing hospitalization, people find themselves sharing space, time and emotions with others. A … Continue reading

Group Psychotherapy in the Public Sector: The Impact of the Organisation on the Primary Task

Abstract In this paper we will discuss psychoanalytic group psychotherapy in the process of treating complex patients as part of their clinical management, both of which are set within the context of a large and changing public sector organisation in … Continue reading

The physical space to the psychic space: the shark and the journey of the group

Abstract The discussion deals with the construction of a psychic space that borns by uses real parts of the room as a mental setting of the therapist. The article describes a fundamental issue, common to the setting of child psychotherapy … Continue reading

Therapeutic group as a laboratory of freedom of expression

Abstract This contribution is inspired by the experience of conducting a therapeutic group for adult patients within a medium security psychiatric community in Milan. Using some session excerpts, a close connection is established between affirmation of identity of individuals and … Continue reading

Krista: thirty plus years of treatment in a borderline group

Abstract This article describes as a patient, Krista, after twenty-five years of group therapy begins to resolve her capacity to mourn. She has resolved her aloneness issues and has developed the capacity for sadness. She has taken in the solid … Continue reading

Homogeneous time-limited groups and eating disorders

Abstract This work describes some hypotheses on the functioning of the homogeneous time-limited group mechanism used in the treatment of eating disorders, led with a psychoanalytic vertex observation. The work is divided into 4 main parts. In the first part, … Continue reading

Reflections on supervising groups of HIV positive patients with personality disorders

Abstract This paper is a critical reflection on the supervision of two groups of HIV positive patients with personality disorders for the duration of five years. The patients all suffered from personality disorders of various degrees, and they had became … Continue reading

Group psychotherapy: the practice and the formation of homogeneous short term groups

Abstract In fact psychiatric diagnoses, (not geriatric), are grouped, using the DSM-IV nomenclature, into ten psychiatric problems: general anxiety disorders, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, agoraphobia, panic attacks (with or without agoraphobia), disorders from post-trauma stress, schizophrenia, abuse and dependence on … Continue reading

The difficult patient in group: blendig the mayor psychoanalitic prespectives

Abstract As Horwitz (1977) noted, “Paradoxically, the very qualities and deficits that make the …patient a problematic group member are the same deficits that are often best treated in a group setting” (p.404). This is because group psychotherapy is the … Continue reading

Dreamtelling as a request for containment and elaboration in group therapy

Abstract The traditional, intrapersonal way of working with dreams has been enriched by an interpersonal approach (Ferenczi, 1913, Kanzer 1955). Dreaming may no longer be viewed as an exclusively internal and autonomous working-trough (event) occurrence, as classical approaches suggest (Freud … Continue reading

The theme of Nostalgia across the Thread Dreams

Abstract Story of a young migrant in a group of analytic psychotherapy carried out in a Mental Health Service. The institutional context allows an original therapeutic setting that is not superimposable to others: the belonging to a public institution must … Continue reading

Presentation “Group and Migration”

Abstract In the introduction some fundamental ideas that are relative to the analysis of immigration processes and cultural exchange are illustrated according to psychoanalytic parameters. In addition, a new, in depth interpretation that suggests both points of connection and divergence … Continue reading