Fiction Film as Group Dreaming: Criteria, Interpretations


The authors describe a technique of work with some patients, that they name as film analysis, sometimes called film therapy, cinematology et al. They find the work with films most advantageous for the clients who are the inhabitants of the former Soviet Union, because in Soviet times psychological work with clients was prohibited. Their work is based on the idea that the image is the unity of cognitive, emotional, esthetic and behavioural components of reality: consequently it is possible to make a process with it.

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