The Responsibility of the Therapist in the Discomfort of Civilization

Author/s Daniela Federici
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/119
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 45-58 File size 277 KB
DOI 10.3280/RT2012-119004
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The author reflects on the possible relationships of influence between some contemporary tendencies and some expressions of new forms of discomfort. For a therapist the delicate balance between respect for self determination and his own function of lessening alienation presents interesting shades of complexity. Reflection on the discomfort of civilization appears to be an important epistemic indicator because it forces us to question our idea of what is evolutionary and on our ideals about rendering people subjective. If conformity can sabotage a project of identity and compromise the ideal of moral functioning into an adaptive remodelling, it is important to keep awake an ethical alarm and a clinical commitment regarding everything in today’s culture that opposes thinking and impedes interrogating the sense of existence.

Keywords: Narcissistic contract, emerging essence, no-future generation, person

Daniela Federici, La responsabilità del terapeuta nel disagio della civiltà in "RUOLO TERAPEUTICO (IL)" 119/2012, pp 45-58, DOI: 10.3280/RT2012-119004