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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