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

Social violence and migration: the emergence of traumatic traces in a Photolangage® group

Abstract

In a context of social violence and great precariousness, contemporary migratory flows call into question our care devices and in particular the individual setting. The issue regarding potential traumas due to forced migration put us in front of the complexity of the clinical picture in a transcultural context. Through an original device based on the use of image mediation in a group of asylum seekers, we will try to show how the use of group therapy, on the one hand, and photographic mediation, on the other, can give a crucial contribution to foster the associative and representation processes of the affections and the underlying traumatic traces.

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