"Between myth and cure" group experience in narrative medicine with neurological patients

Simona Ghedin, Floriana Caccamo, Francesca Vannini, Maria Rosaria Stabile, Luca Caldironi, Francesca Meneghello, Cristina Marogna

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Abstract

This research considers the observation of certain parameters within groups formed by patients affected by multiple sclerosis. A music/art therapist and a psychologist/psychotherapist at a neuro-rehabilitation structure in Venice led the groups. Our goal is to assess how the perception of the history of disease can change in patients by using myth and expressive-narrative workshops as a means of trans-formation. The following instruments were administered at the beginning, during, and at the end of the treatment: SCL-90-R, TAS-20, FAT.A.S.-G, and CGQ. Results show a change in patients perceptions of themselves, both with respect to their disease and to other people. Therefore, myths and their narration appear to be a possible resource that can promote mental transformation processes in an institutional neuro-rehabilitative context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Myth
  • Neurological patient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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