Articoli che contengono il tag: group

Fusional experiences and fantasies in the analytic group

Abstract: The present article aims to explore the fusional levels of the analytic group. First of all, a definition of the term fusionality is reported, taken mostly from the work of Neri et al., (1990). Then the fusional functioning of … Continua a leggere

“Support beyond the Distance”: the creation of a working group and its function of containment. New settings in psychological intervention in COVID-19 care contexts

Abstract The article presents the professional and emotional experience of the working group of psychologists engaged in home care and the management of the COVID-19 emergency. The emotional impact of traumatic events for the individual and the community requires the … Continua a leggere

From soma to psyche. The journey of the Sapiens

Abstract – for all contributions Ferrari’s psychoanalytic hypothesis is based on the idea that the mind acquires the drive for its own evolution from the body. From this approach also derives the idea that disharmonious balances can be created between … Continua a leggere

Group therapy with bodily mediation for obese teenagers. Therapeutic containment when loosing weight

Abstract our reflection centers on the utility of the psychoanalytic body-based group as a way to take charge of teenager obesity. Indeed, the therapeutic group can work as a containment for obese teenagers when they are losing weight. Indeed, in … Continua a leggere

The psychoanalyst and the yoga lesson

Summary This dissertation, centered on the Hatha yoga course, develops a reflection from three initial questions, stemming from the readings and practices of yoga, the experience of the carpet (hence its title). These are: the recurrent attack of the Ego, … Continua a leggere

FOR PLEASURE. A sound/musical associative process

Abstract: This text reflects a very special group experience, centered on sound, music, relationship, in a functioning of free association. It focuses on musical practice and its pleasure, in groups. This experience, still relevant, has actually lasted for 17 years, … Continua a leggere

Psychoanalytic family terapies

Abstract This paper is an introduction to the psychoanalytic family therapies, in a period when the expression family therapy is mostly synonymous of systemic therapy. Departing from the history of the psychoanalytic work with the couples and the family, the … Continua a leggere

Presentation “Family, group and psychoanalysis”

This issue is the second part of a first one, edited one year ago and named “Baby observation and analytic presence”. Our path has therefore started from the silent, not judging neither interpreting reflection about a new-born and its care … Continua a leggere

Dissolution of boundaries and identity crisis in adolescence in the Network time: a dual /group approach

Abstract The author, after having identified the psycho-socio-structural modifications consequent to the pervasiveness of the virtual, proposes a reading of the adolescent identity construction starting from the risks coming from the dissolution of the typical boundaries of the digital age. … Continua a leggere

Accepting death anxiety and agliophobia and their emotional transformation in a Laboratory Group

Abstract A group of psychologists and psychotherapists involved in different health care services for people with severe, lethal or deeply disabling somatic illnesses discuss the difficulty of their job when tackling the pain of the limit, the loss, death and … Continua a leggere

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 … Continua a leggere

Transmission of violence: sharing and transforming pain in analytical work

Abstract This paper intends to discuss the issue of violence in the links with the help of three case histories. It will first illustrate a case of couple psychotherapy, then a case of group psychotherapy and lastly a clinical vignette … Continua a leggere

Pathological and pathogenic interactions in Multi-Family Psychoanalysis

Abstract This text treats a specific aspect of multi-family psychoanalytic groups in which it is sometimes possible to find that the pathological and pathogenic interactions frequently visible in a session with a parent and a child, also develop in a … Continua a leggere

Multiple transferences and multifamily psychoanalysis group

Abstract The aim of our presentation is to explore and  the aspects of Multifamily Psychoanalysis Groups (MFPG) that convey inner working-through and transformation. Such processes are considered just as they are usually  depicted by the psychoanalytic theory and practice. In … Continua a leggere

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

Group and Rite

Abstract This text attributes several significances and functions to social rite and its construction inside group. Certainly, these have a social value in  maintaining and keep cohesive group, but also they can stimulate new experiences, not already known and coherent. … Continua a leggere

Group dimensions in an Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Abstract Human beings are immersed in group settings of one kind or another all life long and even when individual mental suffering exacerbates to the point of needing hospitalization, people find themselves sharing space, time and emotions with others. A … Continua a leggere

Transit from individual to group: network thinking in the foundation of a limited time group of therapy in a Public Service

Abstract The article intends to suggest a reflection about the process of the formation of a limited time group of therapy in a mental health care center located in Rome, Asl Roma 2. The aim is to focus on the … Continua a leggere

The mountain as field of group experience

Abstract This article explores a therapeutic intervention in the area of mental illness employing an “outdoor setting”, in the literal meaning of a setting outside any classic model, namely mountain therapy. It is a new practice, where the potential transformative … Continua a leggere

Extended groupality and relationship building How to deinstitutionalize institutions

Abstract This article presents the work carried out in a Therapeutic Community in a suburb of Rome. In particular, it describes significant group interventions such as: multi-family group psychoanalysis, the “hearing voices” group as well as interventions aimed at building … Continua a leggere

The role of psychoanalysis in the welfare state crisis: from taking care of the patient to taking care of the healthcare institutions

Abstract Recent developments in psychoanalytic outreach researches have offered ever more convincing evidences of a circular, mutual relationship between the internal world, the group and the external society. From such point of view, the author explores the current crisis scenarios … Continua a leggere

Clinical psychology internship training and group psychological interventions in Mental Health Centres

Abstract To undertake a description of one’s own experience of internship training in clinical psychology means reflecting on the relationship between theory and practice within a process aimed to the acquisition of professional skills. In my case, this process took … Continua a leggere

Why “¿Authority?” Observations on the Authority/Power Continuum

Abstract The title of this work refers to the title chosen by the EPF (European Psychoanalytical Federation) for their congress in Berlin in March 2016 (¿Authority?) and references the themes that were chosen by Serge Frisch, Laurence Kahn and Leopoldo … Continua a leggere

From the organization-in-the-mind to the organization as subject: conceptual maps for psychoanalytic consultancy in institutions

Abstract Organizational consultancy has been using methods and approaches of psychoanalytic origin for several decades now, especially when the problems involved seem to imply significant emotional and inter-personal aspects, that leaders, key figures and often the involved subjects themselves appear … Continua a leggere

The necessary institution

Abstract The institution which works well is the institution we become aware of only when it fails, like the air we breathe, so necessary but so little present to our conscience. Some psychoanalysts, in particular Bleger and Kaës, have theorized … Continua a leggere

Identification Processes in Group Organisation

Summary The group framework is the cause of a first moment of identity-based anxiety, characterized by the non-differentiation of the group members and the projection of cleaved aggressive and libidinal elements. The group becomes a real object, represented and invested … Continua a leggere


Abstract In this introduction, after a brief account of the advantages and application areas of group psychotherapy as a method of intervention in developmental age, they are briefly summarized all the articles that make up the volume. In this way, … Continua a leggere

In my mind, in our mind

Abstract The work starts from an experience of conducting a homogeneous group with eating disorders with the variant of the insertion of a male subject in a group of women. The therapeutic factors of group dynamics and emotional growth of … Continua a leggere

Border areas: the experience of a group of women migrants. From invisibility to the birth of a dream space

Abstract This paper aims to tell about group psychotherapy at the Opera San Francesco per i Poveri Clinic. This device is made up of migrant women from different countries, of different ages and who present different clinical conditions, who share … Continua a leggere

A severe and addicted patients group

Abstract This article aims to described specificities of psycotherapy’s group leading, in a terapeutical community. Community’s characteristics and dynamics, patients peculiarity and severity significantly impact on group’s thought, emotions and trend. We decided to report sessions short extracts to better … Continua a leggere