On the threshold. The invention of institutions as a turning point for change


In the paper I address three questions that seem useful to understand our relationship with institutions and its potentialities.

a) How can the relationship with institutions be creative?
b) How can the external world not to be also a foreign one for us?
c) Which is our role in the process of institutional change?

In my view Winnicott gives us important instruments to articulate these questions further and connect them with each other. In particular, I will take the concept of primary creativity and the differentiation process between me and not-me into consideration. Read more


Adolescence, adolescents and new family systems


This article explores the consequences of children’s adolescence on the family system. An introduction provides the theoretical framework of the phenomena described. On one side, the complexity theory and constructivist philosophy, and on the other, a psychoanalytic hypothesis reshaping the relationship between Read more


Family groups and anorexia. Therapeutic and interpretative indications in systemic approach


Author referring to a systems oriented thinking proposes a conception of mental anorexia as a complex syndrome in which socio-cultural, family and individual components are interconnected. Particularly, following the preliminary data of a research in progress, he examines the family groups as an interactional level as well as at a mythical one. Finally he underline the complementarity  between these family aspects and the psychological Read more