Novo Livro: The Portuguese School of Group Analysis Towards a Unified and Integrated Approach to Theory Research and Clinical Work

Livro sobre a Escola Portuguesa de Grupanálise


At the time group analysis was emerging in the United Kingdom through the ideas of S. H. Foulkes, one of his followers, Eduardo Luís Cortesão, returned to Portugal and founded the Portuguese Society of Groupanalysis, with the first group-analytic Symposium taking place in Estoril, Portugal, in 1970. In this vital new book, an impressive collection of contributors demonstrate how group analysis in Portugal has always embraced the relational paradigm that has become central to contemporary psychoanalysis.

The Portuguese school of groupanalysis, through several of its senior members, has contributed to many of the organizations responsible for the development of group analysis, such as EGATIN, IAGP and GASi. Nevertheless some of the concepts and variations of the Portuguese school of groupanalysis tend to be unknown to the English speaker. Their focus is on the “pattern”, allowing transformation of each patient’s personal matrix, working through primitive relational failures and paving the way to new beginnings, always in a transgenerational group context.

This book will be of tremendous importance to psychotherapists working in group analysis around the world.

Table of Contents:

Isaura Manso Neto and Margarida França

Chapter 1
History of group psychotherapy, group analysis and the contributions of the Portuguese school of groupanalysis
António Guilherme Ferreira

Chapter 2
Group analysis: A cluster identity. Redefining/rethinking Group Analysis
Isaura Manso Neto and Maria João Centeno

Chapter 3
The Portuguese school of groupanalysis: The integration of psychoanalytic concepts in groupanalysis
Sara Ferro and Margarida França

Chapter 4 
The concepts of group-analytic matrix and personal group matrixPaulo Motta Marques and João Carlos Melo

Chapter 5
The pattern 
Isaura Manso Neto and César Vieira Dinis

Chapter 6
Foulkes, Cortesão, and beyond. Other specific concepts of the Portuguese school of groupanalysis
João Carlos Melo and Paulo Motta Marques

Chapter 7
Transference and countertransference in the Portuguese school of groupanalysis
César Vieira Dinis and José de Abreu-Afonso

Chapter 8
Group analysis and group-analytic psychotherapy as favoured settings to deal with conflicts and difficult feelings
Isaura Manso Neto and Ana Bivar

Chapter 9
The groupanalyst as a patient and related training issues
Margarida França and Isaura Manso Neto

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