Through discussion of a clinical case, the Author analyzes the functioning of the family. There is in addition to an individual unconscious, even a complex and multidimensional world, created by the family as a group that shares a history, a space and a time, and the links that each member from the beginning of the life co-constructed with the others. Each family has its own identity and its shared functioning that affects every single member. This is the reason why, in all cases, the Author supports the importance of focusing the work the clinical work on the relationship between the intrapsychic and the interpersonal. A discussion of the link’s concept highlights the richness of this point of view in the psychotherapeutic work.
Keywords: Family, link, intrapsychic, interpersonal