Therapeutic alliance with adults who experienced severe trauma during childhood. Emotions and strategies of the clinician - When, during infancy, traumatic experiences have been the adaptive and fundamental experiencies for survival, the psychotherapy of these adults with specific identity trauma presents remarkable difficulties for taking the patient in charge and for the therapist’s counter-transferal emotions. This article shows, also through a single clinical case, some important phases of the therapy: guaranteeing the safety of the patient, repairing his/her damaged belief in him/herself, evaluating the risk, re-elaborating the trauma, reconnecting to real life and planning the future.
Parole chiave: trauma, reliance, risk assessment, controtransfert.
Parole chiave: trauma, fiducia di base, valutare il rischio, controtransfert.