Our dream-group online

Journal title GRUPPI
Author/s Alessandra Furin, Lorenita Colombani, Ivan Ambrosiano, Silvia Formentin, Maurizio Frassin, Angelo Silvestri, Alessandra Silvestro, Enrico Stenico, Robi Friedman
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/1
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 57-71 File size 391 KB
DOI 10.3280/GRU2019-001005
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This article concerns an online supervision group, made possible by the con-nection with the host, Robi Friedman, via the internet. The associative chains de-riving from the telling of a dream by group members (dreamtelling) taking turns, are the basis of the work in the group. The dreams used are mostly of patients, but often also of the participants themselves. Similarly, the associations draw both from the group members personal and professional sphere. After a theoretical in-troduction on dreamtelling, the origins of the project are told, and the develop-ment of the device used is described and discussed in detail. Within this particular co-created setting, it was necessary to re-read and re-define? In a new way the func-tions of participant observation, of mirroring, of verbal and non-verbal communi-cation. Over time, the functioning of the group has also changed as a result of the new device adopted and has become increasingly intimate and intense, develop-ing an unusual but positive relationship with the conductor located so far. The au-thors suggest the possibility that there is a deep similarity between the process ob-served in the group and how we believe the dream work develops, both in the manifest and in the latent content. Moreover, this experience has offered many points for reflection on the specificity of the "Paduan" matrix, on the concepts of social matrix and of a large group that resonates with great force in this small group with such broad and somewhat ill-defined boundaries.

Keywords: Dreamtelling, Online group supervision and therapy, Dream, Group matrix, Virtual group and real group.

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Alessandra Furin, Lorenita Colombani, Ivan Ambrosiano, Silvia Formentin, Maurizio Frassin, Angelo Silvestri, Alessandra Silvestro, Enrico Stenico, Robi Friedman, Il nostro dream-group online in "GRUPPI" 1/2019, pp 57-71, DOI: 10.3280/GRU2019-001005