Family myth, secret, commission. Analysis of a family story

Author/s Danilo Solfaroli Camillocci
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/32 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 75-94 File size 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, Mito, segreto, mandato. Analisi di una storia familiare in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 32/2010, pp 75-94, DOI: 10.3280/PR2010-032005