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“Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children.”

Sam Levenson

Tribute to John Shotter

John Shotter died yesterday in England. A large framed, tender man, he grew up in a household with only one book and came to make of John Schotterbooks his favorite dwelling. He knew hard physical jobs and tried directing theater before becoming an academic in the areas of psychology and communication. He fiercely struggled with ideas to express always something else about his rhetoric-responsive approach to human communication, the “knowledge from within” lived situations, and dialogism, a thread that guided his otherwise numerous interests all along. A scholar of Bakhtin, Vygotsky and Wittgenstein, he had no patience for the appropriation of ideas by trademarks and in his infatigable prolific writing managed to influence many fields, family therapy one his favorites among them. Over the last 25 years we knew each other our paths remain parallel and first in New Hampshire at his house by the lake, in midway points between our places in New England and later in England, we met enthusiastically to discuss in our different ways of signaling a common territory, as he liked to say. We continued met meeting in seminars, roundtables and workshops we gave together in Italy, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and México, always an excuse for a broader encounter to spin ideas about the worldly and the unworldly, eluding carefully a small talk he rejected preferring instead Scottish whiskey for the breaks that never really happened. A unique human being of a subtle spirit, a lion of thought behind his timid appearance. I, as many others, will miss him greatly.
Marcelo Pakman

In Evidenza


I fondatori


LUIGI BOSCOLO

LUIGI BOSCOLO

Fondatore

Con l’amico e collega di sempre Gianfranco Cecchin, dopo il sodalizio con Mara Selvini Palazzoli e Giuliana Prata, ha animato la svolta della terapia sistemica milanese che negli anni Ottanta avrebbe esercitato una grande influenza sui clinici di tutto il mondo. Con lui e Cecchin il Milan Approach aprì un dialogo fecondo con l’epistemologia costruttivista la cui evoluzione modificò profondamente il modo in cui i terapeuti pensavano al loro lavoro.

Life and publications

Come terapeuta, tengo sotto controllo la mia ideologia per favorire lo sviluppo di quella del cliente.

Gianfranco Cecchin

Gianfranco Cecchin

Fondatore

Gianfranco Cecchin è stato uno psichiatra e psicoterapeuta italiano, fondatore - insieme a Mara Selvini Palazzoli, Luigi Boscolo e Giuliana Prata - del movimento di terapia familiare sistemica oggi noto in gran parte del mondo come "Milan Approach".

Life and publications

Noi parlavamo sempre di famiglie, gli allievi parlavano dei terapeuti, per cui siamo stati costretti a osservare i nostri comportamenti.

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