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Pubblicato nel numero: Year XXXIX January – June 2011 – Number 69 – SUPPLEMENT (contributions to XXII Congr. SIPI “The network of fictions in the Adlerian Theory and practce", 2010)
Parole chiave: Fiction, Network, Emotion, Teleology
Fictional network of emotions
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Summary. Emotions may represent the foundation of all human relationships. In particular, in psychotherapy, patient and therapist’s emotions intersect each other in a dialogue, often not aware, which is at the base of the therapeutic process. Alfred Adler theorized a phenomenological psychology of fictions, teleological oriented, recognized as a privileged area of research, the dialectical relationship between emotional states and relationships. The therapist can stay in an emotional unfamiliar and unsettling context, not easily expressed in words, and must be able to accommodate the new and the alien, even what initially may seem meaningless to reach significance the shared emotional experience in the therapeutic context. The very concept of inherent “meaning” brings those thoughts about fiction in the world understood as individual interpretation and revision of personal feelings of inferiority. This reflection is deepened through an analysis of a clinical case.