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Placing oneself: location and emotion in systemic therapy
Journal Title: TERAPIA FAMILIARE 
Author/s: Claudia Lini, Paolo Bertrando 
Year:  2018 Issue: 117 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 9-28 FullText PDF:  123 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TF2018-117002
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The therapists’ and clients’ reciprocal positioning has always been an area of concern to systemic therapists. Other therapeutic models emphasise, instead, the therapist’s emotional awareness. This article proposes an integra- tion of these two concepts. We define such an integration as "emotional posi- tioning". We believe that, through the lens of emotional positioning, the therapist may reach a better understanding of dilemmas and problems in her patients’ relational lives, as well as gain a better orientation for her clinical activity. The ways of using emotional positioning in therapy are illustrated through the analysis of a clinical vignette.
Keywords: Systemic theory, systemic therapy, clinical theory, positioning, emotions.

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Claudia Lini, Paolo Bertrando, Placing oneself: location and emotion in systemic therapy in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 117/2018, pp. 9-28, DOI:10.3280/TF2018-117002

   

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