The present work proposes how to use the technique of art images in individual, couple and family therapy. In the context of the therapeutic process there can be situations of stalemate preheminently origined by the unconscious protectiveness and closed attitude of the patient. In such cases the use of images is a fundamental aid, since the viewing of images can go beyond the verbal medium and touch the emotional component in the individual. Thus two clinical cases are brought as examples: one of them an individual therapy, the other a couple therapy, both showing the evocative power of images. It is clear that there is the need to improve the research on this technique to make its user more accurate.
Keywords: Psychoanalis, systemic system, art images, optic unconscious, use of Self from the therapist, therapeutic relation.