Golems as precursors of an Oedipal function in a group of children


By presenting three clinical vignettes of a children’s group psychotherapy, the author intends to point out how certain games are golems which lead the way to a group Oedipal function.
In the paper, the author makes extensive reference to Freud’s “The Uncanny”; as a matter of fact, the group, by using certain games and through playful dramatization shows levels of disorienting anxiety and psychical blindness which, if adequately contained, monitored and interpreted by the analyst, can lead to an Oedipal drive to knowledge encouraging the treatment of suffering and psychical trauma.

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