Transference and Systemic Approach in Psychotherapy: Comments motivated from the book “The Act of Transference” by Sotiris Manolopoulos

Motivated from the book “The Act of Transference” written by S. Manolopoulos, the use and application of transference from therapists working with systemic approach is questioned. Consideration and reflection upon therapeutic relationship and especially its application on individual systemic psychotherapy was a bit delayed.

The therapeutic relationship and the unpredictable in the ecology of the family session

Therapists who are trained or devoted to serving scientific prediction have been forever anxious to perfect their theoretical and practical ability to achieve safer therapeutic outcomes. Yet there are moments in therapy when certain elements —such as emotional encounters, verbal or sensorial resonances, chance events imposed on the context— unexpectedly invade the process and divert the therapy from its initial prediction.

Psychoanalytic Ideas in Systemic Therapy: a Case Study

In families we see interpersonal and intrapersonal levels as intertwined. Thus emerges the need to address both. Quite often, when working with families and couples we have come across areas where systemic and psychoanalytic theories interconnect. In this paper we identify some of these issues: that of emotional experience and of therapeutic relationship.

Bonding and meaning as an antidote to trauma. The contribution of the attachment theory to the therapy of adults with traumatic experiences

Neglect, premature loss of close emotional bonds and abuse constitute serious traumas, which impact people's ability to achieve emotional attachment and give cohesive meaning to their life's experiences. Psychotherapy offers a context of emotional healing and reparation. The dialogical creation of psychic space where adults with traumatic experiences can tell their stories and establish a trusting relationship with the therapist is of great importance.