The therapeutical team working within institutes for adolescents suffering from borderline pathologies and from wide psychotic spectrum disorders often share a common experience of "empasse" as they often fail to achieve the required rehabilitation goals set. Our working hypothesis is that the therapy team could set up an organized system of reflection and psychoanalytic supervision and subsequently create one or more relational scenario or "model scenes", so that apparently unclear chaotic psychic forces from the patient can be finally made clear in their original emotions. The working team represents the field of construction for thoughts, images, and situations which arise from visual and imaginative sensations which generate new emotions and open new scenarios. Within this group therapy it is possible then, to see the first signs of life of a different identity not yet clearly shown, hidden within a "clandestine or primitive self" which has yet to be recognized. In this study we want to show by a clinical example that creation of one or more model scenes within the supervision therapy group can be a valid instrument for the understanding of adolescent patients with severe disorders living in therapeutical institutes.
|Translated title of the contribution||The institutional empasse with adolescents with severe disorders: The group therapy and the "model scenes"|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health