A junghian point of view on the couple therapy

Author/s Fulvia De Benedettis, Sandra Fersurella, Silvia Presciuttini
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1 Language Italian
Pages 7 P. 112-118 File size 535 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2014-001008
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We propose a Junghian comment to the article by Dr. M.V. Gambella. Our revisiting of the therapy described is aimed to "dream" the text, in Ogden’s acceptation. Within the couple described, we contemplate the unconscious relational issues between the archetypal images "Anima" and "Animus". We also observe what happens in the therapy’s "third space", which effectively becomes a third actor, with its own emotional states and with the opposite affective qualities coming from the couple and from the therapist. We also track close resonances between the "metaphorical methods" used in the relational domain and the narrative and imaginative dimension permeating the Junghian therapeutical practice.

Keywords: Dreaming; Anima; Animus; Archetype; Third Space; Couple Therapy

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Fulvia De Benedettis, Sandra Fersurella, Silvia Presciuttini, Un punto di vista junghiano sulla terapia di coppia in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2014, pp 112-118, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2014-001008