When the children shield the adults. To learn from experience: a co-evolution way

Author/s Sergio Lupoi, Adele Maria Rosaria Francavilla
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/36 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 25-40 File size 596 KB
DOI 10.3280/PR2012-036002
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In this article the authors, two psycotherapists and their supervisor, propose a clinical case about a single mother and two sons, that the therapeutics had in treatment during their training. At the psychotherapy meetings the maternal grandparents also are present, because they take care of the two children daily. In this system the children take on the family’s emotion, as if they were the "emotional barrier" which has the protective function of preventing the emergence of painful feelings such as anger, sadness, fear, related to the death of their father. This work is characterized by some reflections on the therapeutic process and it contemplates the different levels that cross each other. It looks over the isomorphisms and their evolutive use, the family’s change and the psycotherapeutics’ s development, the involvement of the supervisor.

Keywords: Therapy with children, single parent, isomorphisms, supervisor, mourning

Sergio Lupoi, Adele Maria Rosaria Francavilla, Quando i bambini fanno da scudo ai grandi. Imparare dall’esperienza: un percorso di co-crescita in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 36/2012, pp 25-40, DOI: 10.3280/PR2012-036002