Psychoanalytical competence in clinical institutional interventions - The author illustrates a case of institutional intervention with a clinical approach, in which the setting is a significant therapeutic factor. The competence needed to build an ad hoc device for treatment - designed to satisfy specific care requirements - is the result of clinical training and the development of precise abilities, such as the following: listening and making use of individual, group and institutional emotions; restraint and empathy; technical- methodological know-how; pertinent analytic interpretation and attribution of meaning. These competences are essential tools that the author proposes to perform effective institutional interventions.
Key words: setting, device, care, psychosocioanalysis, institution, clinical competence.
Parole chiave: setting, dispositivo, cura, psicosocioanalisi, istituzione, competenza clinica.