N.4 - Group Psychoterapy with Psychotic and Borderline Patiens

The elaboration of depression in the group

Abstract

The experience of loss, in time, repeats itself in many ways in the analytical group. It seems that depressive emotions in the group are on one hand avoided and on the other slowly built, just until they can be lived and worked-trough. In a group when the depressive position emerges from an orderly leave-taking, or from a collective burial rite it can deeply transform the mental and affective aspects of its elements.

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