Articoli che contengono il tag: group

Pathological and pathogenic interactions in Multi-Family Psychoanalysis

Abstract This text treats a specific aspect of multi-family psychoanalytic groups in which it is sometimes possible to find that the pathological and pathogenic interactions frequently visible in a session with a parent and a child, also develop in a … Continue reading

Multiple transferences and multifamily psychoanalysis group

Abstract The aim of our presentation is to explore and  the aspects of Multifamily Psychoanalysis Groups (MFPG) that convey inner working-through and transformation. Such processes are considered just as they are usually  depicted by the psychoanalytic theory and practice. In … Continue reading

Clinical references to the group work with children and adolescents: body language

Abstract In this paper we explore the body dimension of group dynamics, the body language that expresses and signifies the affects. Some clinical vignettes involving a group of children and a group of adolescents are presented to exemplify the relationships … Continue reading

Group and Rite

Abstract This text attributes several significances and functions to social rite and its construction inside group. Certainly, these have a social value in  maintaining and keep cohesive group, but also they can stimulate new experiences, not already known and coherent. … 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

Transit from individual to group: network thinking in the foundation of a limited time group of therapy in a Public Service

Abstract The article intends to suggest a reflection about the process of the formation of a limited time group of therapy in a mental health care center located in Rome, Asl Roma 2. The aim is to focus on the … Continue reading

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

Extended groupality and relationship building How to deinstitutionalize institutions

Abstract This article presents the work carried out in a Therapeutic Community in a suburb of Rome. In particular, it describes significant group interventions such as: multi-family group psychoanalysis, the “hearing voices” group as well as interventions aimed at building … Continue reading

The role of psychoanalysis in the welfare state crisis: from taking care of the patient to taking care of the healthcare institutions

Abstract Recent developments in psychoanalytic outreach researches have offered ever more convincing evidences of a circular, mutual relationship between the internal world, the group and the external society. From such point of view, the author explores the current crisis scenarios … Continue reading

Clinical psychology internship training and group psychological interventions in Mental Health Centres

Abstract To undertake a description of one’s own experience of internship training in clinical psychology means reflecting on the relationship between theory and practice within a process aimed to the acquisition of professional skills. In my case, this process took … Continue reading

Why “¿Authority?” Observations on the Authority/Power Continuum

Abstract The title of this work refers to the title chosen by the EPF (European Psychoanalytical Federation) for their congress in Berlin in March 2016 (¿Authority?) and references the themes that were chosen by Serge Frisch, Laurence Kahn and Leopoldo … Continue reading

From the organization-in-the-mind to the organization as subject: conceptual maps for psychoanalytic consultancy in institutions

Abstract Organizational consultancy has been using methods and approaches of psychoanalytic origin for several decades now, especially when the problems involved seem to imply significant emotional and inter-personal aspects, that leaders, key figures and often the involved subjects themselves appear … Continue reading

The necessary institution

Abstract The institution which works well is the institution we become aware of only when it fails, like the air we breathe, so necessary but so little present to our conscience. Some psychoanalysts, in particular Bleger and Kaës, have theorized … Continue reading

Identification Processes in Group Organisation

Summary The group framework is the cause of a first moment of identity-based anxiety, characterized by the non-differentiation of the group members and the projection of cleaved aggressive and libidinal elements. The group becomes a real object, represented and invested … Continue reading


Abstract In this introduction, after a brief account of the advantages and application areas of group psychotherapy as a method of intervention in developmental age, they are briefly summarized all the articles that make up the volume. In this way, … Continue reading

In my mind, in our mind

Abstract The work starts from an experience of conducting a homogeneous group with eating disorders with the variant of the insertion of a male subject in a group of women. The therapeutic factors of group dynamics and emotional growth of … Continue reading

Border areas: the experience of a group of women migrants. From invisibility to the birth of a dream space

Abstract This paper aims to tell about group psychotherapy at the Opera San Francesco per i Poveri Clinic. This device is made up of migrant women from different countries, of different ages and who present different clinical conditions, who share … Continue reading

A severe and addicted patients group

Abstract This article aims to described specificities of psycotherapy’s group leading, in a terapeutical community. Community’s characteristics and dynamics, patients peculiarity and severity significantly impact on group’s thought, emotions and trend. We decided to report sessions short extracts to better … Continue reading

The Dream of Prometheus

Abstract The hypothesis that prompted the following article arose from aconsideration of dreams as important supports for analytical transformation. Beginning with Bionian concepts, the author demonstrates, using as a clinical example a group of patients with severe mental health disorders … Continue reading


Abstract In this presentation I describe the positions of this issue alternating between the crisis areas of psychiatry and the resources of groups in their various forms, without forgetting to look at the social and clinical issues of contemporary life. … Continue reading

Group Field in the Subjective Adolescent Constitution

Abstract In puberty-adolescence, the group allows and favours in the adolescent the pathway towards subjectivation, transmitting a feeling of social belonging through the use of games of reciprocal identifications. At the end of this process, the adolescent may think similarly, … Continue reading

Why psychoanalysis in times of poverty?

Abstract The psychoanalytical group is characterized by a self-representative work and what happens within it, is considered as an useful material for putting in meaning the same group. Thoughts, affections, somatic expressions, sounds, noises, etc. tend to form a multi-dimensional … Continue reading

The group activities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Services

Abstract In all the western countries has established the model of community psychiatry. In this model, the aims of the wards for acute pathologies (Psychiatric Emergency Ser-vices) are slowly passed from the historical ones, of the control of agitation, anger … Continue reading

The presentation of the new edition of the Italian web journal Funzione Gamma: The different applications of the group device, within clinical, social and organizational institutions

What is the topicality of working with groups, 70 years after the article of Bion and Rickman on the Northfield’s experience? What developments could be opened by the pioneering importance of that research, which took its fundaments from the Freud’s … Continue reading

Introduction, Myth Dream and Group 2

Issue 10 of Funzione Gamma completes and closes a triptych, thus expressing a deeply meaningful reality and its outstanding clinical importance. Since connecting “dream”, “myth” and group” allows to establish between these variables mutual relationships; they are suitable for a … Continue reading

Meeting Elsewhere. The Group in Adoption

Abstract In this article, after brief considerations of the characteristics of the “towards and beyond adoption” formative path and after a personal testimony that wishes to give voice to the children met in several institutions in the Ukraine, the consequences … Continue reading

Body tattoo and body injured, the vicissitudes of omnipotent control over the body in adolescence

Abstract In the paper, tattoos and accidents are seen as two expressions of the omnipotent control that every adolescent feels he can exercise over his own body. The tattooed body expresses a form of control over the body that may … Continue reading

Silence in intensive therapy: from an experience of the senses to an experience that makes sense

Abstract A short-term homogeneous group of young patients who experienced cranial trauma and recovery in intensive therapy is presented. Once the somatic and sensory experiences triggered off by the trauma and its treatment were mobilized in a group experience, elaboration … Continue reading

Presentation, The Ordering Function of Thought in Folktales

Each of the articles in the volume relates to unique aspects regarding the affinity existing between fairy tales, or tales which share common characteristics with folktales, and the therapeutic process – either individual therapy, or a group workshop. Several articles … Continue reading

The therapist and the group of deviant adolescents

Abstract I chose to talk about a sexual crime because I think it’s particularly interesting following the working-through in the group of a crime against a person and not against property, that represents the most diffused kind of adolescent crimes. … Continue reading