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Catherine Giraud, Marie Rose Moro: a group for the parents

Eight years of practice in a support group for parents of adolescents with eating disorders at the Maison de Solenn have led to the following observations: against the risk of being closed up in the family system, taking part in a group, co-conducted by a parent and a caregiver, gives a feeling belonging and enables a “return to society”. The “containing” effect on psychical movements accelerates the mobilization of family resources and the therapeutic alliance. The importance of attachment links that form also enable one to consider the group as a place for mutual aid.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 3, 511-520.