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    The term projective identification is used in gestalt therapy and other humanistic psychotherapies. I sometimes found it confusing because there is a great variety of descriptions and definitions of what this process is. I'm writing this to help clarify how this concept has evolved over time. The...
    #SaveTheBees (Bethnal Green) Play that funky music! (Walthamstow) Picasso-inspired. That wall would have been pretty boring otherwise! (Walthamstiow) To gather together (Shoreditch) Cool kid (Bethnal Green) Not summer yet (Shoreditch) Army bromance + poppies (Bethnal Green)
    CBT emerged from Beck’s cognitive approach (1976) and the behaviourists (e.g.Pavlov, 1927 and Skinner, 1938). The origins of the methods are pure and noble; however in 2008 the NHS decided to use CBT to promote a sort of accessible model of therapy that became known as IAPT (Improving Access to...
    Quando parliamo lo facciamo sempre​ per mezzo di​ un'astrazione. Le parole che usiamo non hanno significato intrinseco, se non quello che decidiamo di attribuire loro. L'esistenza dell’oggetto che descriviamo è indipendente dalla nostra abilità di descriverlo​; ed è per questo che usiamo parole...
    Throughout my training, there is a theme that came increasingly to the forefront of my awareness, that is the ability to sit with uncertainty. In my experience, uncertainty is an inevitable component of life and I am interested in how it intertwines with therapy. During my training I explored how...
    Some comments and thought about: Bazzano, M. (2019) Nietzsche and Psychotherapy, Oxon: Routledge. This book is, in my opinion, necessary for the development of a psychotherapy which breaks away from the manualized interventions of the clinical psychologists. Bazzano analyses different crucial...
      Il mondo della psicoterapia anglosassone è attualmente dominato da quelle che vengono chiamate ‘humanistic psychotherapies’. Il termine ‘umanistico’ generalmente si distanzia dalla psicoanalisi tradizionale per indicare un modo di lavorare più centrato sulla persona. Le psicoterapie umanistiche...
    February 17, 2019
    La terapia cognitivo-comportamentale (TCC) è, nell’odierno panorama di terapie, la più commercializzata. Tuttavia le tecniche usate comunemente dalla TCC non sono ne nuove ne originali. Già Socrate aveva introdotto un metodo di dialogo che verrà poi chiamato socratico. Questa metodologia non può...
    February 6, 2019
    I remember I heard about The Lord of the Rings from my parents - They recommended the book when I was a child, but I never got around to it. When the movies started to come out, there was no more escape from it. In 2001, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ was released and I was 14. In my mid-teens, I...
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