Il gruppo psicoterapeutico per adolescenti con DCA

Francesca Giannone, Maria Di Blasi, Francesca Pruiti Ciarello, Laura Amato

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[automatically translated] In recent years the research and clinical care in the field of adolescent psychotherapy have shown the effectiveness of the group device such as nursing environment able to support issues related to a difficult process of identifying and overcoming the developmental tasks. The work presented here concerns the implementation of a group-analytic group a fixed duration for adolescents (patients with DCA). The aim of our study is to highlight, through the exemplification provided by clinical experience, the special features of the group setting when it is aimed at this population. The group is for the teenager a familiar place in which to recognize and transit while, struggling with the difficult transition to adult life, it moves towards a change at the same time desired and feared; change that requires a re-crossing of its history taking into account the design dimension. The theoretical and clinical aspects result in the creation of a device that meets the urgent needs of patients. Time is the parameter that informs the device: the selection phase becomes the time of the diagnostic assessment; the experience conclusion established with a predetermined time prefigures the element of separation facilitating the separation-processes which concern, for the patients, much of the therapeutic work. Cohesion and an atmosphere of positive group result (through the research tools used) the size that most contribute in determining the very efficacy of psychotherapy.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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