Articoli che contengono il tag: violence

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

The emotional climate: the process of building it and contribution to change

Abstract The authors present clinical considerations rooted on their experiences in multi-family groups. They address the issue of the construction of an emotional climate and environment promoting the work of the group. The emotional climate also supports the functions of … Continua a leggere

The democratic therapeutic community: soft or tough on violence?

Abstract The therapeutic environment needs to aim both to set limits on pathological behaviour (such as, violence) and also promote psychosocial skills. To achieve this, ‘a stable, coherent social organisation which provides an integrated, extensive treatment context’ is required (Abroms, … Continua a leggere

Caregiver Training

Abstract Homo sapiens inherited enormous genetic potential, selected over a great arc of time, which has proved indispensable to his survival but at times also manifests useless or even irritatingly awkward vestigial aspects that create a sort of dissonance, an … Continua a leggere

Group Field and School Context. << If Society Has an Itch, School Gets Scratched>>

Abstract We have chosen the previous quotation because we consider it accounts for some unconscious beliefs shared by the social groups which are part of the community, such us parents, journalists, teachers, students, politicians and leaders. Based on Bion’s approach … Continua a leggere

Women victims of violence: Taking charge and impact of the work on the professional helpers

Abstract Individual stories of women victims of violence from their partners should be analysed in the light of a commune denominator, their future in a social context, a culture, a system of roles, prejudices and stereotypes still marked by the … Continua a leggere

Goldfishes with a conscience divided into compartments

Abstract In 1974 Italy changed from being a country of emigrants to a country of immigrants. Thirty years on, immigrants are playing an ever more important role in the country. Facing the consequences of migratory phenomenon, the author seeks to … Continua a leggere