“Is there the group?” About “complex” patients in the analytical experience


The excessive rigidity of fondness (narcissism) and the absence of a thought ‘as if’ (capacity of symbolization) in psychotic patients, make it difficult for the analyst to build a therapeutic alliance and a relationship of transfert. In the early stages of the group, the sensoriality and the corporality, present in the field of group, might play a significant role in the starting of the therapeutic process. In fact, if the analyst in the groupor through the group, approaches the psychotic suffering, considering the dimensions of corporality and the sensoriality shown by the patients not as obstacles, but as availability referred to the particular moment (here and now), he has the opportunity of an access to a level of preverbal and proximate communication, unconscious and primitive, which is the only Read more