[SPS seminar. Clinical psychology and disability] - Disability and clinical psychology. The competence in integrating differences.

Rosa Maria Paniccia


This work, starting with disability, deals with integration and through it of the basic values ​​of living together that cover the history of the West. These values are viewed as reification in an antinomy of the way mind works: expulsion and/or assimilation of the diversity to well-known on the one hand, recognition, categorization and integration, on the other hand. In the first mode we find diagnoses of facts and intervention on the facts through actions based on the power to change the events and on the decision-making. We propose to name these actions, on the basis of their function, substitutive. In the second way, the intervention consists in establishing relationship able to think about itself in its collusive dynamic of emotional experiences reification. This in order to get back the resources that come from returning to see as an emotional experiences and therefore as thought what, without this setting, appears as a fact. We propose to name this action, on the basis of its function, integrative, and it is argued as a contribution to make in this sense clinical psychology. This work analyzes the prevalence of substitutive functions within the disability attributable to the health culture, and the need, from a few failures, to increase the integrative interventions.
We also consider the current prevalence of an anomic culture in the Italian context, marked by power without competences, which tends to deny the diversity and therefore disability, noting that it obstacles and requires integrative competence at the same time.

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363