Articoli che contengono il tag: play

The Mind as a space to play: creating bonds within the group

Abstract Through the clinical material taken from the experience with therapeutic groups held at a Public Mental Health Service for children and adolescents in Rome, the group thought emerges as the individual play encounters, clashes and interweaves itself with the … Continue reading

The Bodily Dimension in Groups of Children

Abstract The work is based on the results of a clinical research project made over a fifteen year period on open groups in which children of different age groups participated. In group with children, the prevailing language is the primitive … 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

The fairy tale as an observation instrument: the psychologist gets into the class

Abstract Bringing fairly tale  in the classroom, in a setting clearly discussed with the teacher providing for the reading of the text, the time of the conversation with children (including the proposal after each intervention to draw what has affected … Continue reading

The fairy tale as a therapy tool: an experience with the multidisabled blind

Abstract This paper describes our clinical experience based on a fairy tale workshop carried out with a group of multidisabled blind children. It aims at showing how the huge communicational potential of the fairy tale can be helpful non only … Continue reading

Back to “Cinderella”: fairytales in the Bibliotherapeutic Dialogue

Abstract Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic method in the field of Art therapy, which suggests focusing the therapeutic dialogue on a literary text, either written or read. This text functions within the therapeutic dialogue as a “third voice”, in addition to … Continue reading

On the uses of the folk-tale in education

Abstract More than thirty years of work as a child psychiatrist and analyst and weekly meetings with the teachers of psychotic children in my care, have led me to reflect upon the process of learning to read and the apparent … Continue reading

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) … Continue reading

A Teaching Experiment at the University of Rome: Theory, Method and Technique of Analytical Psychodrama

Abstract The article presents the experience of a teaching-encounter on psychodrama between two professorships of Sapienza- University of Rome, with the aim to introduce students enrolled at the fourth year of the Psychology’s Faculty to learn in the way to … Continue reading

The Narration of Folk Fairy-Tale within the Therapeutic Workshop

Abstract The individuation of some outstanding qualities of the popular story, the fairy tale, it is described, for its figuration, rhythm, repetition distance, lack of truthfulness as fit for the so called atelier-comte with groups of children in order to … Continue reading

Body-playing: sensory and bodily experience with training groups

Abstract In this article we’ll explore the sensory and body dimension in group process activated in training. With this contribution, we offer our reflections born within psycho- bodily sessions that we conducted as part of a wider educational project, divided into … Continue reading