N.42 - Trauma and Group. Working with homogeneity and differences

Separately or together? Homogeneous or heterogeneous groups in the context of countertransference. A commentary on the paper by Maciej Zbyszewski entitled “War Trauma Dialectic”

Abstract
This article is a commentary on the paper by Maciej Zbyszewski concerning his work with soldiers who returning from war missions. My work with Holocaust survivors and consequences of working with homogeneous groups are discussed in the context of war trauma. In my opinion therapeutic group homogeneity creates a specific situation where similarity of group members is expected while the therapist is usually seen as “the other”.

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