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The conception of disease: historical, anthropological and clinical observations

Girelli, R., Neri, C. (2006), The conception of disease: historical, anthropological and clinical observations, Funzione Gamma. Journal online di Psicologia di gruppo, 18. Disponibile da http: www.funzionegamma.it/the-conception-of-disease-historical-anthropological-and-clinical-observations/

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The authors present a dialogue aimed at illuminating the concept of disease, within a complex and multidisciplinary. Following a historical development of the concept, are first identified the elements of the value of Hippocratic medicine, and then articulate the notion with the developments that it has received as part of psychoanalysis and group psychoanalysis. To better understand the concept of disease in the latter area, are also used contributions from the anthropological studies of some cultures that have been studied in particular by Augé and Heretier.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Notes on Bion’s basic-assumptions

Rivista di Psicoanalisi, XXVII,  3-4, pp. 749-757, bibl. di 20 titoli

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Bion has evidenced a universal aspect of human psychology which can be adequately observed only in group situations: the individual’s tendency to combine instantly and involuntarily with another individual (or with more than one at a time) in sharing a basic-assumption and acting consequently

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Fabiana’s Dreams

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia

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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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The group’s emotional biography

British Journal of Psychotherapy, X, 1, pp. 383-391

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A feature of group life, its biography, is described which derives from the history of the group and which gives a unique character to the life of the group in the present. This inheritance is important in the present functioning of the group and for the experience and development of its members

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Unthinkability and Psychosomatic Symptoms

Annual of the lnternational Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy X, 1984. pp. 501-541

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W. R. Bion (1952) has pointed out a connection between alterations in the development of the “apparatus for thinking thoughts” and psychosomatic symptoms. Many authors have used this insight, from their own points of view, as a basis for describing this deficiency in thought and in the capacity to formulate images related to the development of psychosomatic symptoms (Krystal & McDougall 1979; Segai, 1950,1958). This paper applies this hypothesis to a clinical case in which special emphasis is given to the symbolic deficiency, its effect on transference-counter-transference, and its relation to falsification, “hypo-symbolization,” and to a specific phenomenon that could be called “hyper-symbolization,” in which many meanings are embodied in the same symbol

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