“Become yourself the prey”. Field perspective and emerging self in psychopathology and psychotherapy

Gianni Francesetti, Michela Gecele, Jan Roubal


Therapist’s and client’s experience in the session are emerging from the field forc-es in play; these forces are the intrinsic tensions of the emerging field. We propose an understanding of the therapeutic process as a field phenomenon: the process of change is made by the forces already active in the field and the therapist has just to let them move on without interfering, or sometimes to support them. Psy-chopathology is then the emerging absence, and therapy becomes the art of presence.


Field; Psychopatology; Presence

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