Gianluigi Monniello : destinies of violence in an outpatient hospital

In an outpatient hospital, the destinies of violence and its different manifestations depend on the support offered by the therapist, the group of caregivers and the containing institutional setting, which can provide models for symbolization.
The detailed description of the treatment of Ennio, a violent adolescent, give an illustration of the primary therapeutic aim, which is the interiorization of the containing function of the outpatient hospital, considered as a transferential community where tranferences are deployed in an inter-subjective dimension.