Music within the analiytical relationship: When children sing

Journal title SETTING
Author/s Cinzia Morselli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/45 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 97-114 File size 272 KB
DOI 10.3280/SET2023-045008
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

Sometimes children, during the session, sing. Why? At the same time, not all children sing. Why? Trying to give answers to these questions, the development will retrace from embryonic state when the sound of maternal voice is added to body rhythms and it became a kind of primary maternal object precognition. Sometimes the en-counter with this object after birth is difficult. And so any developmental problems will be possible, especially in linguistic area. We will discuss two clinical cases: a child with autism diagnosis and a teenager boy who had difficulty using language and his own voice expressively. With both, music and especially singing have had a relevant role during analytic work.

Keywords: singing, music, language, autism

  1. Anzieu D. (1985). L’Io-pelle, trad. it Borla, Roma, 1994.
  2. Beebe B., Lachmann F. M. (2002). Infant research e trattamento degli adulti. Ed. Raffaello Cortina (2003).
  3. Bernstein L. (1976). The unanswered question. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  4. Bisagni F. (2009). The sound hand. Jpour. Of Child Psychth., 35(3), 229-249.
  5. Carta S. (2009). Music in dreams and the emergence of the self. Journ. Of Analytical Psychol., 54, 85-102.
  6. Chatwin B. (1987). Le vie dei canti. Ed Adelphi, Milano.
  7. De Benedetti A. (2000). Prima della parola. FrancoAngeli, Milano.
  8. Ehrenzweig A. (1953). The psychoanalysis of artistic vision and hearing. Shelton Press, London, 1975.
  9. Ferro A. (1992). Tecnica della psicoanalisi infantile. Ed. Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
  10. Ferro A. (1999). La psicoanalisi come letteratura e terapia. Ed. Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
  11. Ferro A. (2002). Fattori di malattia, fattori di guarigione. Ed Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
  12. Ferro A. (2006). Tecnica e creatività. Il lavoro analitico. Ed. Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
  13. Graf M. (1906). In Nagel J. J. (2008). Psychoanalytic perspectives on music : an intersection on the oral and aural road. Psychoanl. Quarterly, 77, 507-529.
  14. Gramajo N. N. (1993). Musical pleasure. Int. Jour. Psycho-Anal., 74, 383-391.
  15. Haag G. (1992). Le identificazioni precoci nella formazione dell’Io corporeo, seminario per l’Associazione fiorentina di Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica.
  16. Lachmann F. M. (2001). Chapter 14. Words and music”, Progress in Self Psychology 17, 167-178.
  17. Leikert S. (2007). In Dantlgraber J. The Orpheus myth and psychoanalysis of music by S. Leikert Giessen, Int. Jour. Psycho-Anal., 88, 538-541.
  18. Maiello S. (1993). L’oggetto sonoro. Richard e Piggle 1, 31-47.
  19. Maiello S. (2011). Dialoghi ante litteram. Note sugli elementi ritmici e sonori del linguaggio e della comunicazione verbale. Richard e Piggle 3, 246-266.
  20. Mancia M. (2004). Sentire le parole. Ed Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.
  21. Mancia M. (2001). La psicoanalisi ed il linguaggio musicale. In Sentieri della mente, a cura di Longhin l e Mancia M., Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.
  22. Mancia M. (1997). Riflessioni psicoanalitiche sul linguaggio musicale, Atti del Convegno “Le forme dell’immaginario. Psicoanalisi e musica”. Ed. Moretti e Vilati, Bergamo.
  23. Maranhao Fagundes M. (2009). Un bebè sul lettino: un breve “sogno” sull’uso della funzione alfa. Quad. Psicot. Infant., 56(1).
  24. Norman J. (2001). The psychoanalyst and the baby: a new look at work with infant. Int. Jour. Psycho-Anal, 82, 83-100.
  25. Nagel J. J. (2008). Psychoanalytic perspectives on music : an intersection on the oral and aural road. Psychoanl. Quarterly, 77, 507-529.
  26. Ogden T. H. (2009). Riscoprire la psicoanalisi. Ed. Cis, Milano.
  27. Ogden T. H. (1989). Il limite primigenio dell’esperienza. Trad. it. Ed. Astrolabio, Roma (1992).
  28. Peretz I. (2001). La musica ed il cervello. In Enciclopedia della musica, Vol 2° Il sapere musicale. Ed Einaudi, Torino.
  29. Salk L. (1973). The role of the heartbeat in the relationship between mother and infant. Scientific American, 228, 24-9.
  30. Stern D. N. (1971). Le interazioni madre bambino nello sviluppo e nella clinica. Trad. it. Raffaello Cortina, Milano, 1998.
  31. Stern D. N. (1977). Le prime relazioni sociali. Trad. it. Armando Roma, 1982.
  32. Vallino Macciò D. (2004). Essere neonati. Osservazioni psicoanalitiche. Ed Borla, Roma.

Cinzia Morselli, La musica all’interno della relazione analitica: quando i bambini cantano in "SETTING" 45/2023, pp 97-114, DOI: 10.3280/SET2023-045008