Brigitte Manganelli: group psychotherapy and dependence

Dependence is part of the adolescent process as it relates to the reactivation of drives and the changes this entails. Group psychotherapy is also the space where dependence can be reenacted in transferences onto the setting and the therapist. The session, which calls into question the subject’s borders, echoes primary experiences of identification, but the group process will restart conflicts as part of the processes of differentiation and identity construction.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 27-38.