Between Myth and Cure: Group Experience in Narrative Medicine with Neurological Patients

  • Simona Ghedin
  • Floriana Caccamo | florianacaccamo@virgilio.it
  • Francesca Vannini
  • Maria Rosaria Stabile
  • Luca Caldironi
  • Francesca Meneghello
  • Cristina Marogna

Abstract

This research considers the observation of certain parameters within groups formed by patients affected by multiple sclerosis. A music/art therapist and a psychologist/psychotherapist at a neuro-rehabilitation structure in Venice led the groups. Our goal is to assess how the perception of the history of disease can change in patients by using myth and expressive-narrative workshops as a means of trans-formation. The following instruments were administered at the beginning, during, and at the end of the treatment: SCL–90–R, TAS–20, FAT.A.S.–G, and CGQ. Re-sults show a change in patients? perceptions of themselves, both with respect to their disease and to other people. Therefore, myths and their narration appear to be a possible resource that can promote mental transformation processes in an institu-tional neuro-rehabilitative context.

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Author Biographies

Simona Ghedin
IRCCS, Foundation Hospital San Camillo, Venice, Italy
Floriana Caccamo
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and
Applied Psychology (FISSPA), Padua, Italy
Francesca Vannini
IRCCS, Foundation Hospital San Camillo, Venice, Italy
Maria Rosaria Stabile
IRCCS, Foundation Hospital San Camillo, Venice, Italy
Luca Caldironi
Psychoanalytic Italian Society
Francesca Meneghello
IRCCS, Foundation Hospital San Camillo, Venice, Italy
Cristina Marogna
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and
Applied Psychology (FISSPA), Padua, Italy
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2015-03-01
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Keywords:
neurological patient, myth, group psychotherapy
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Ghedin, S., Caccamo, F., Vannini, F., Stabile, M. R., Caldironi, L., Meneghello, F., & Marogna, C. (2015). Between Myth and Cure: Group Experience in Narrative Medicine with Neurological Patients. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 17(1), 33-42. https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2014.163

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