Issue 6, April 2015

INTRODUCTION

The 6th issue of the journal starts with an interview which pays homage to Luigi Boscolo, one of the founders of the Milan School, who passed away a few months ago, on 12 January 2015. Valeria Pomini edited the interview he gave to Paolo Bertrando. The interview attempts a review of what was not only a long but also an extremely important career, which –to some extent– describes in parallel the history of systemic therapy, which Luigi Boscolo influenced in many ways.

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Conjunctive Group Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients – The Juvenile Diabetes and Family Paradigm

As a chronic condition Diabetes Mellitus type 1 induces various changes in patients’ lives, which can be detected both on a biological and a psychological level. Due to the early onset of the condition, the diagnosis of diabetes may cause a family crisis, which in turn may lead to complications for the patient, the family environment and the course of the condition itself.

The Poetic Function of Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy and Art in Drug Rehabilitation Programs

The therapeutic process aims at the transformation of the addict, the extremely estranged individual to a social subject. This process takes place in the therapeutic context, with the aid of psychotherapy and Art. The text stresses the poetic function of psychotherapy and the role of Art, as a dynamic factor of change.

Uncertainty as a way of accepting the complexity of the world and our ignorance

Civilization may be seen as a way, the vulnerable, transient and imperfect beings we are, of dealing with the unpredictability of life and the predictable of our death. The individual, group and historical repeated experience of failure of human plans, prove continually that which we cannot bear to know: the complexity and the circuit-like, multi-level nature of natural and social processes, as well as the immense significance of that which we ignore. The inability to foresee characterizes the human condition.

Telemachia or the Quest for the Father

The first rhapsodies of Odyssey are viewed focusing on the absence of the father. It is assumed that through the evolution of the text, the reader is given the opportunity to observe the reconstruction of the representation of the father. On this narrative basis, concepts as primary anality, perverse culture, euphemism, and the difference between authority and power are brought up.

Illusions, deceptions and delusions in public life (corruption as a mental state of non-difference)

The phenomena of corruption are ubiquitous. In this paper corruption is studied as an inherent component of human nature and as pathology of criminality. A thought disorder unites these two aspects of corruption. This thought disorder concerns the dominance of pathological narcissism and the abolition of limits and differences between self and others.

Book review: Titus Milech, Le Lieu de Crime

The Scene of the Crime is a poignant read and a significant book written with a historian’s and politician’s gaze, a psychoanalyst’s language and with deep human pain as it reflects on Nazi Germany. How could all this possibly happen? How could ordinary people (Hannah Arendt) be led to absolute evil? This is the question the (German) writer asks, a question posed these last seventy years by all kinds of scholars and laymen alike.