The reconstruction of a patient’s history: psychoanalytic supervision in psychiatry - It is taken into account one of the functions of the psychoanalytic group clinical thinking within Mental Health Services: the collection-reconstruction of the patient’s history. This work, especially in rehabilitation centres where the patient stays for long term periods, allows to relocate the problems and tensions arising from dealing with the patient within a context which grants their comprehension on a deep emotional and thinking level. From that stems an ongoing redefinition of the patient’s image and his/her better individualization in the mind of those who look after them. This in turn fosters a consolidation of their own identity as Mental Health professionals. A transcript of two supervision meetings with the staff of a exemplifies some aspects of this work.
Key Words: Supervision, Patient’s History, Psychosis, Identity, Projective Identification, Rehabilitation, Residential Therapeutic Centre.
Parole chiave: supervisione, storia del paziente, psicosi, identità, identificazione proiettiva, riabilitazione, strutture intermedie.