Articoli che contengono il tag: Children

Clinical references to the group work with children and adolescents: body language

Abstract In this paper we explore the body dimension of group dynamics, the body language that expresses and signifies the affects. Some clinical vignettes involving a group of children and a group of adolescents are presented to exemplify the relationships … Continua a leggere

Reality and fiction for the therapeutic couple

Abstract The necessity to have a precise time and a limited place where the group processes could take place, is a fundamental requirement for the survival of the group. This is to say that a stable setting with clear limited … Continua a leggere

From the top to words: conduction and transformation in a therapeutic group of children

Abstract In my experience with groups of children (beginning age 4-5 years old, children with an intellective level in the average and with development blocks more or less important: sometimes I also included a child with a psychotic personality structure) … Continua a leggere

The Problem Solving Function of Dreams in Children’s Groups

Abstract In this paper I will be referring to two dreams. The first dream was told by a little girl aged ten and a half, in a group that has been going for three years now, and is held in … Continua a leggere

The therapist, an adult seeking his place in the group

Abstract This article describes the role of the therapist within groups of children, highlighting the natural tendency of recent research and aggregation of peer relationships. The creative potential that arises from this type of relationship proves a useful tool for … Continua a leggere

The adult and the therapist in an adolescents group: new object and transferential object

Abstract The psychology of groups and certain structural dynamic elements of their functioning are common to all groups. However, there are some variables that change according to the emotional needs and developmental tasks connected to the age of the individuals … Continua a leggere

The adult and transformations in the group with children: from chaos to the game

Abstract The paper discusses the specific elements of clinical work with children in groups: some of these elements are meeting with the chaos, with the primitive emotions and the bodily involvement. Go through and deal with the analytical model these … Continua a leggere

Parents and therapists as co-authors of children’s mental health in the Gin-Gap groupal technique

Abstract For its members the family is a mixture of both health and illness and children are the carriers of this either at a manifest or at a latent level. In this paper we are going to resume one of … Continua a leggere

Adult therapist in the adolescents group

Abstract The therapist’s function in a group of adolescents can’t be kept out of consideration from one’s own mental disposition, experience, cultural references and from one’s own adolescence. The teen-agers themselves are able to recognize the leader’s psychological profile and … Continua a leggere

The first session of a children’s group

Abstract Seven children are sitting around the table in silence, there are four boys and three girls aged between nine and ten years old. Every now and then they give each other a stealthy glance and carefully observe the small … Continua a leggere

The presence of the adult in the groups of children and adolescents: the specificity and the differences

Abstract The relationship between adult and children or adolescents in therapeutic groups is the central theme of this paper which highlights the different modes of perception of the adult therapist by children or adolescents in the group. Several considerations about … Continua a leggere

Children who dream in groups

Abstract Working with a group of children borders on an oneiric experience, a tale, a cloth so complex as to make it hard to pick out the warp and woof of the dream. The group and its members rarely “relate” … Continua a leggere

Bion in the nursery. The Three steps of an intersubjective theory

Abstract The author analyses Bion’s works evolution in regard to the relation between intersubjectivity and symbolization. Three books mark this evolution: Experiences in groups, Learning from experience and Attention and Interpretation. Firstly intersubjectivity is the field of symbolisation, secondly the … Continua a leggere

A home for the dragon

Abstract Di Giovanni has called the minimal playing unit “ludeme” (2005). The agglomerates of “ludemes” give life to the scenic thinking by going through the playing body. When Anna Baruzzi (1979) spoke of therapeutic groups with children (developmental age), she described … Continua a leggere