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Family myth, secret, commission. Analysis of a family story
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE  
Author/s:  Danilo Solfaroli Camillocci 
Year:  2010 Issue: 32 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 75-94 FullText PDF:  537 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PR2010-032005
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In this paper, the story of a family with patient suffering from borderline personality disorder is analyzed and the complex relationships that bind some important family constructs - power, family myth, secret and transgenerational commitment - are highlighted. Is hypothesized that truth elusion, common feature of both myth and secret, may result, with the involvement at different titles of each component of the family, in a transgenerational totalizing commitment, sustained by a collusion. The analysis provides also evidence for the influence of social context in establishing and consolidating such a collusion.
Keywords: borderline personality disorder, family myth, power, secret, transgenerational commitment

Danilo Solfaroli Camillocci, Family myth, secret, commission. Analysis of a family story in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 32/2010, pp. 75-94, DOI:10.3280/PR2010-032005

   

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