We could say that in this edition, various types and levels of connections are described and analyzed in therapy. In the first article, Valeria Pomini and her partners analyze data collected from the family therapy Unit of Eginition Hospital and how family problems emerge during the therapy session in the years of economic crisis. This analysis helps us understand how the biopsychosocial model works.
Families and therapists in the face of the socio-economic crisis in Greece: Challenges and opportunities
The long- lasting socio-economic crisis which affects Greece, influences the quality of life and relationships of families and individuals in various ways, producing changes at different levels. It is essential for therapeutic practices to adapt to new needs and new modalities of expressing them.
In the last decade the context of adoption has profoundly changed. We are witnessing a transformation in the categories of children placed for adoption, and therefore the subsequent transformation of adoption, which is increasingly becoming an option for those children who have lived through traumatic experiences, maltreatment and sexual abuse, and who arrive in their adoptive family with a burden of suffering, distress and confusion.
We present the treatment of a juvenile with an acute onset of symptomatology by focusing on the dysfunction of the hole family and by psychotherapeutically intervening on family as well as on individual level.
Since the beginning of life a mother presents the world to her child through caring for his body, through her behaviour and words. Slowly the infant builds a sense of self by looking into his mother’s eyes, listening to her voice, touching and smelling her body.
Counter to the reductionist, biogenetic view of voices as a symptom devoid of meaning, the therapeutic approach introduced by Corstens, Longden, and May offers the possibility of establishing a more harmonious relationship with voices as well as an opportunity to investigate underlying problems related to them.
Hellenic Network of Group Analysts One Day Workshop, January 28, 2017, Athens, Greece Presentation of the Greek publication of Tom Ormay’s book: The Social Nature of Persons. One Person is No Person
Norbert Elias, speaking about his work “The civilizing process”, states that his major discovery consists in the ascertainment that the processes of socialization are always developing simultaneously with the processes of individuation. The individual is a level of the group, and the two parts, individual and group, cannot be considered separately; on the contrary, they constitute different levels of the same field of observation.
«The diary of a therapist», is a distillate of life of the well-known Psychotherapist, Trainer and Writer Haris Katakis. In this book, the author reverses the scene and talks about the human hiding behind the therapist. She turns the lens into her own experiences and shares with her readers the «wealth» she has gained through the stories she has heard, the therapeutic paths she was involved in and the kaleidoscopic experiences she has lived through
Book Presentation: Katia Charalabaki: Families in Leap Years. A Psychiatrist’s Notes /KASTANIOTIS PUBLICATIONS
I have known Katia Charalabaki for quite a long time, from our first years as trainees in Systemic approach in Psychotherapy. We lost contact for a long period of time but for four years now we are collaborating in several settings in the era of psychotherapy. These four years I think we relate in a more essential way.