The therapeutic conversation: a process which generates the stories that are in turn the source of it - The authoress reflects about the circular relationship between stories and processes wich are built in a systemic therapy. The stories emerging from the therapeutic relationship allow not only to take into account alternative contexts (as matrices of meanings for the experience), but also to access to a different therapeutic system and/or level: this opportunity in turn makes possible to live new stories. Through a case, she shows how frames created in therapy allow different succeding settings; setting’s change, viceversa, makes easier the arise of new stories. According to Bruner’s studies, the authoress points out another relational function of story telling. In the case several institutions or professional specialists are involved, stories play a main role in order to negotiate and define their position. Key words: therapeutic process, setting’s flexibility, stories, intergenerational approach, therapeutic conversation, psychosis.