Paper presented at the XXIV S.I.P.I. National Congress – “The settings in Individual Psychology”, Turin, 2013.
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Summary. This paper aims to propose some reflections on the specificity and the management of the setting in psychoeducational treatments for parents of adolescents with personality disorders, with a view to the complex-needs cares of patients and to the prevention of personality disorders. Reflections and clinical data related to psychoeducational interventions, both in a group setting and in an individual setting, conducted with a methodology named G-APP – Group-Adlerian Psychodynamic Psychoeducation will be presented. This methodology is coded within the SSD Psychotherapy Unit and DPA Center, for Prevention and Treatment of Personality Disorders in Adolescence, Psychotherapy Unit , DSM ASL TO4, Settimo T.se (TO). After a brief review of national and international literature about theoretical models and treatments for parents of adolescents with personality disorders, and after a reflection on the distinction between counseling and psycho-educational interventions, G-APP’s strategies, objectives and methodology will be presented, with specific attention to the management of the setting and to research protocols applied to it.