Placing oneself: location and emotion in systemic therapy

Author/s Claudia Lini, Paolo Bertrando
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/117
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 9-28 File size 123 KB
DOI 10.3280/TF2018-117002
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The therapists’ and clients’ reciprocal positioning has always been an area of concern to systemic therapists. Other therapeutic models emphasise, instead, the therapist’s emotional awareness. This article proposes an integra- tion of these two concepts. We define such an integration as "emotional posi- tioning". We believe that, through the lens of emotional positioning, the therapist may reach a better understanding of dilemmas and problems in her patients’ relational lives, as well as gain a better orientation for her clinical activity. The ways of using emotional positioning in therapy are illustrated through the analysis of a clinical vignette.

Keywords: Systemic theory, systemic therapy, clinical theory, positioning, emotions.

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Claudia Lini, Paolo Bertrando, Situarsi: posizionamento ed emozioni in terapia sistemica in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 117/2018, pp 9-28, DOI: 10.3280/TF2018-117002