My working model in the psychoanalytic group

Journal title INTERAZIONI
Author/s Claudio Neri
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 15-23 File size 155 KB
DOI 10.3280/INT2018-002002
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Those who have in mind the theory and practice of classical (dual) psychoanalysis, when they try to imagine what happens in a group analysis, almost automatically turn their attention to some ideas: the multiple transference, the group as a representation of the family, the internal group. Francesco Corrao, myself and other italian psychoanalysts have developed a model very far from this approach. The concepts of transference and countertransference are used only as an idea that remains in the background. The group is not considered analogous to the family. The therapist does not speak of a father-analyst, brothers-members of the group, mother-group. The analyst and the other participants are not even seen as "internal objects" and do not overlap with intrapsychic figures. The group is not considered a small Pantheon composed of representations of the most important people in childhood. Instead, the group is thought of as a situation that resounds in a new way in each of the participants; a psychic space wider than the individual ones; an area of transit between individual thoughts and collective thoughts; a place where you could enter in unison with thoughts without a thinker.

Keywords: Group as a whole, the field, group thinking, genius loci, good sociability, thera-peutic efficacy.

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Claudio Neri, Il dispositivo teorico che impiego nel lavoro di psicoanalisi di gruppo in "INTERAZIONI" 2/2018, pp 15-23, DOI: 10.3280/INT2018-002002