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Introduction. Robi Friedman, Claudio Neri and Malcolm Pines

Neri C., Friedman R., Pines M., (2002). Introduction in Neri C., Friedman R., Pines M. (eds) Dreams in Group Psychotherapy Theory and Technique, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia.

The idea for this book was born during a meeting on a Roman terrace one sunny afternoon after a congress about ‘Dreams and the Group’. The three future editors of this book – relaxing with drinks in hand, chatting about this, that and the recent scientific meetings – concluded that the congress had been very interesting. But their strongest impression was that they were starting rather than ending a journey of exploration.
It was clear to them that although the dream theme strongly links group psychotherapy to Freud’s psychoanalytical tradition, dealing with the dream in the group context goes far beyond psychoanalytical paradigms. The most ancient traditions had addressed dreams in order to decipher the future as representing a different level of ‘reality’, essential to living contemporary social life in a richer, more creative way

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Fabiana’s Change.How Group Psychotherapy Works

Bulletin of Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists. 18, 42-50

What innovations does Group Psychotherapy bring? What are its main therapeutic elements?
I will try to answer these questions by considering the story of Fabiana, a patient in one of my therapeutic groups

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Dreams in Group Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique

Introduction: Robi Friedman, Claudio Neri and Malcom Pines

The book draws attention on long-neglected ways of understanding and use of dreams. The dream’s individual functions have overshadowed for many centuries its communicative functions for groups or the community

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Fabiana’s Dreams

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia

Dreams signal the essential moments in the search for identity. In the story of Fabiana, a patient in one of my therapeutic groups, three dreams had particular importance. These dreams (actually two dreams and a “scenic representation”) showed the state of the self and the progress in her healing process (Pines, 1999). First of all, though, I want to present Fabiana

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