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The game as a possibility of access to the Sellfness. "Play with me so I can trust me"
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA 
Author/s: Anna Di Guida 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 157-178 FullText PDF:  233 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2021-001011
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The loss of a loved one, such as a parent, breaks into a child’s life in a disruptive and traumatizing way. While the external world is characterized by physical emptiness, the internal world desperately tries to fill the presence of the loved object. What happens when the loved one puts the other parent’s life in danger, when death is imposed in a violent and traumatic way? These questions guide to the delicate job of building boundaries between the internal and external world, between fantasy and reality of a little patient who, through the game, tries to deal with the feeling of loss, anger and anguish due to the experience of the absence. The contribution describes how through the use of the game and the analysis of the transference and the countertransference it is possible to experience a good meeting to start the knowledge of the other and also of himself.
Keywords: trauma, play, setting, omnipotent control, grief, therapeutic relationship.

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Anna Di Guida, The game as a possibility of access to the Sellfness. "Play with me so I can trust me" in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2021, pp. 157-178, DOI:10.3280/PSP2021-001011

   

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