I have the pleasure of presenting NO 18 of Funzione Gamma: “Disease and the Group”. On the whole, the different contributions in this number have the aim of exploring the notion of disease and pointing out how such a notion acquires a greater complexity, and is enriched conjunctively with further keys to the reading and therapeutic potentialities when the phenomenon disease is seen and treated in a small analytical group. The interest in deepening the notion of disease has absorbed Claudio Neri and his chair (Basis of group dynamics) for many years by setting up connection with experts coming from different disciplines Read more
The authors present a dialogue aimed at illuminating the concept of disease, within a complex and multidisciplinary. Following a historical development of the concept, are first identified the elements of the value of Hippocratic medicine, and then articulate the notion with the developments that it has received as part of psychoanalysis and group psychoanalysis. To better understand the concept of disease in the latter area, are also used contributions from the anthropological studies of some cultures that have Read more
Reflecting on a clinical history with a happy end, on an event which has, all of a sudden, unexpectedly, given back to much more than it had seemed we had been involved with, is without any doubt passionate; but I want at once to move out of any suspicion I want to do << wild psychosomatic>>. (Ferro 2006) how one could suppose from the Read more
The authors of this paper emphasize the importance of group psychotherapy has in recent years in the Mental Health Centers. The individual psychotherapeutic work, was considered more profitable, while contact with the group was considered as a source of disturbance and threat to the individual. In time and ‘happened to the group process enhancement. The Read more
In this article, the author explores the dynamics that develop in an analytic setting within an institution, which becomes the container of multiple psychic functions, and in turn interferes with the structural and symbolic dimensions of the setting.
In the institutional context, the different, and the gratuitousness of the setting, make the complex job of processing and Read more
This article contains insights and considerations by the author on Balint groups, and especially on the therapeutic relationship between the operator and patient.
In the group, the doctor uses himself as a “drug” and while the speaker speaks of a clinical case experience, relives this story in the hic et nunc .
The group leader and therefore observe the countertransference of the speakerand therefore the group Read more
The disease event, in this article, is examined both from an individual perspective, and socially. Thus, in Western society, the parameters of individual psychology are rethought in group psychotherapy, in a manner such as to create conditions to facilitate the sharing of suffering and disease.In different contexts, rituals, suffering, disease, and the states of crisis, are addressed in complex rituals of social sharing of the disease. Therefore, there is a connection point between traditional therapies in the contexts of native Read more