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Psychoanalysis outside the walls: a home psychotherapy
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA 
Author/s: Cristiano Scandurra 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 129-139 FullText PDF:  168 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2017-002011
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The Author presents an experience of a home-based psychotherapy carried out with a psychotic patient. Through the narration of the clinical case, he shows the importance of grabbing on a solid internal setting and using one’s own countertransferal feelings as a fundamental compass in a journey fraught with obstacles. The Author highlights three aspects that seems to be specific of the home-based psychotherapy: the impact with the patient’s physical world, the continuous mixing between interior and exterior and the reversal of the figure-ground relationship. Particular attention is given to the excess of reality which impacts the therapist and to the possible interpretative reading modes.
Keywords: Home-based psychotherapy, setting, countertransference, rêverie, reality.

Cristiano Scandurra, Psychoanalysis outside the walls: a home psychotherapy in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 2/2017, pp. 129-139, DOI:10.3280/PSP2017-002011

   

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