The therapeutic process of a difficult patient explained through Jorge García Badaracco’s multi-family psychoanalysis approach
The author exposes the therapeutic process undertaken by a borderline patient. Private therapy together with the participation in multi-family psychoanalysis groups allowed working in the consulting room with a broader approach thanks to the group support. This paper illustrates the primary concepts of multi-family psychoanalysis. Furthermore, it defines the notion of mental illness as a condensation of painful and traumatic personal events, experience-sharing and healthy virtuality. It illustrates transference and counter-transference feelings both in the consulting room and within the group.