When Perseus Meets with Medusa: Psychosis and Relationship
Journal Title: STUDI JUNGHIANI 
Author/s: Ferdinando Testa 
Year:  2020 Issue: 51 Language: Italian 
Pages:  8 Pg. 113-120 FullText PDF:  0 KB
DOI:  10.3280/jun1-2020oa10106
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The author highlights the relationship between the Jungian analytical model and the treatment of psychosis, using the dimension of the myth and the collective unconscious.The article starts from the experience carried out within an institutional context, an intermediate residential structure for the treatment of psychiatric patients with severe pathologies, where analytical work confronted both with the patienttherapist relational dynamics and with the group-institution system. The analytical work, in that sense, made use of the mythological heritage to acquire images, symbols and emotions that allowed a better understanding of the experience and language of the psychotic dimension.
Keywords: Myth, Image, Medusa, Delirium

Ferdinando Testa, When Perseus Meets with Medusa: Psychosis and Relationship in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 51/2020, pp. 113-120, DOI:10.3280/jun1-2020oa10106

   

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