Articoli che contengono il tag: group

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 … Continua a leggere

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 … Continua a leggere

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. … Continua a leggere

Reality and fiction for the therapeutic couple

Abstract The necessity to have a precise time and a limited place where the group processes could take place, is a fundamental requirement for the survival of the group. This is to say that a stable setting with clear limited … Continua a leggere

From the top to words: conduction and transformation in a therapeutic group of children

Abstract In my experience with groups of children (beginning age 4-5 years old, children with an intellective level in the average and with development blocks more or less important: sometimes I also included a child with a psychotic personality structure) … Continua a leggere

About female repair in the group. Review of an experience of women with breast cancer

Abstract A reinterpretation of a group experience composed of women affected with breast cancer which took place at the UOC of Surgical Oncology at S. Filippo Neri in Rome, in an attempt to find a specifically female element in the … Continua a leggere

Women in groups in Italy today and yesterday. Social change and inner transformations in three decades

Abstract Author’s reference theory As group Psychoanalyst the author refers to Ferdinando Vanni’s Interactive Group Theory (1988, 1992). In F. Vanni’s theory Interactive groups are characterized by interactional communicative exchanges among participant. In these exchanges an “interactive” self emerges: the … Continua a leggere

Research on the gender in the composition of a workshop of photography for schizophrenics, its role in the therapeutic efficiency

Abstract  The present research studies the effects of the gender, in a workshop of expression of a photolanguage type within schizophrenic adults. The initial question was the one of a possible influence of the composition of the groups of therapy, … Continua a leggere

From counsciousness raising to women’s groups of the 21st century

Abstract Female sociality, which began in spaces and times far removed from domestic society, has been organizing itself in modern societies as the feminist movement, of whose history is evoked by the author, generating through the various historical stages new … Continua a leggere

Introdution, Groups for intellectually disabled persons

In this issue we present four papers in which the authors refer different group experiences and group therapies with ID persons. Three of the papers are written by therapists of the Units of Psychiatry of Mental Development in Geneva (UPDM … Continua a leggere

Reflection on Foulkes and basic assunts, “Italianiter”

Abstract The group becomes a place where bygone lacerations are exhibited, and where in the meantime hopefully a remedy will be found. The scars are the concrete evidence of our tormented stories, that show us our limits and those of … Continua a leggere

Comments to the interview with Balbino

Abstract The interest that such an interview brings about is in comparing an interpretative system of dream that is different to the model proposed by psychoanalysis and that was initially elaborated around the clinical individual cure. The interview poses questions … Continua a leggere

The fate of transference: infinite transformation of original fantasies

Abstract Understanding new forms of psychic suffering in our society, especially in the border-line states, is much more relevant if we are able to consider their conduct as being an occurrence of the primal fantasies pertaining to two orders : … Continua a leggere

The group as place and substance of dream

Abstract The dream reported in a therapeutic group is one of the events which incisively characterizes its development; its frequence is comparable with that of other forms of psychotherapy and in any case its merit depends on the way the … Continua a leggere

Social Dreaming: a paradox accepted (a psychoanalyst’s condensed thoughts on Social Dreaming)

Abstract The text addresses the Social Dreaming of Lawrence and its functions, offering a reflection on the potential of this instrument in contributing to the increase in shared creativity, to achieve a democratic balance between the parties in the act … Continua a leggere

The Problem Solving Function of Dreams in Children’s Groups

Abstract In this paper I will be referring to two dreams. The first dream was told by a little girl aged ten and a half, in a group that has been going for three years now, and is held in … Continua a leggere

Daydreams of an adolescents group and of its conductor

Abstract The author thinks that the group as well can sometimes be dreamed like the place were dreaming is not forbidden but instead it is accepted with wide open arms and were reality can go in the background.  The meaning … Continua a leggere

The Group, The Body and Dreaming with Eyes Wide Open

Abstract The author describes a narration/dream narrated by a patient in a group of adolescents, with which she wants to comunicate to all the members of the group her changements. The author shows the group can stimulate a real process … Continua a leggere

Dreaming and Thinking in the Group

Abstract If we consider the group and the individual as different points of a continuum, the commonly accepted ontological dichotomy between the individual and the group will become obsolete, from the moment that specifically human individuality will be seen in … Continua a leggere

Group and women’s dreams

Abstract The paper I present to you refers in a certain way to a traditional work: the process of finding and giving sense to some recurrent dreams in long-term psychoanalytically oriented therapeutic women’s groups. But I propose to you, though … Continua a leggere

Supervision of institutional groups: myths and dreams

Abstract Just as the vertice of the dreamer is not the same as the one the dreamer finds himself in when he wakes up, and the vertice of the artist is not that of the interpreter of the work of … Continua a leggere

The sheaves. A dream recounted in Group. (From “The Young Joseph” by Thomas Mann. From “Genesis”, Chapter 37, Verses 1-32)

Abstract The biblical story of Joseph, intertwined with “the young Joseph” by Thomas Mann and analytical affairs of a patient illustrating the vicissitudes of narcissistic object links within the pervasive and influenced, of projective identification.

There and back. Migrants’ dreams and myths

Abstract Such extreme crystallization of defensive experiences can be frequently observed in homogeneous communities or groups of emigrants of equal origin, too closed in themselves, anchored to surpassed habits, rituals, traditions and ideologies, clearly detached both from the reality of … Continua a leggere

The Myths of the Group

Abstract You want to show how the analytic group to organize the first expression and sharing narrative needs to develop old and new myths. The ancient myths and formalized are especially useful in the early stages of the process by … Continua a leggere

Dream telling as a request for containment – approaching dreams intersubjectively

Abstract The dream as a means of access to the contents of the individual and unconscious element in the psychoanalytic discipline is revisited in the light of inter-factor, considering the functions it performs within the group context, with particular reference … Continua a leggere

Notes on Space – time memory throught the dream

Abstract Dreams represent the activity of the unconscious mind that can transform and digest unbearable emotional states of mind into a “theatre of mind”. In this theatre, dreams play to the audience of the dreamer, want to be listened to … Continua a leggere

Presentation, Mith, Dream and Group

In May, 1999 the first issue of Funzione Gamma went on-line. The theme was Dream and Group. Not long after, a second issue on that same theme came out. Three years have gone by and the ninth and current issue … Continua a leggere

Dream interpretation; from traditional cultures to group psychotherapy

Abstract It’ s not surprising that both in western societies and traditional societies, dream interpretation is contextualized socially and culturally. Dream is a human experience, that is filtered through the lenses of our language, our social values, and cultural symbolism. … Continua a leggere

Unitas Multiplex The therapeutic function of a rite in group psychoanalysis and traditional treatment. Convergence and diversity

Abstract The author is inspired by metaphor “Unitex Multiplex”, he thought that taking inspiration from this metaphor would be a good beginning in order to  produce a piece of work on groups from the psychoanalytical and anthropological points of view, … Continua a leggere

The impact of the female analytic group leader’s gender as revealed in dreams of male members: a clinical exploration

Abstract The psychoanalytic literature has always believed that the sex of the therapist is not a significant variable in treatment. Eroticized transference has positive potential, facilitating, restorative and invigorating. “Eroticized” capture the plasticity of sexuality, and creative ways of human … Continua a leggere