Discover the Milan Approach© with trainers Pietro Barbetta and Umberta Telfener
After the 20th Century, the Milan Center for Family Therapy lost the two Founders, Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin. In honoring their memory, we feel the responsibility to continue their endeavor. At the very beginning of their departure, we got lost. The issue is: what remains the core of Milan Approach? How we could maintain it and, at the same time, continue to change our perspective, as we always made?
During this Third Millennium, the social world has changed and it is in a continuous change.
The main prerogative of the Milan Approach is also connected to the ongoing singularity of the therapeutic process: every session is unique.
We have been mainly influenced by non-therapist people: Gregory Bateson, an anthropologist; Heinz von Foerster, a physicist; Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, two biologists; Ilya Prigogine, a physical-chemist; Isabelle Stengers, a philosopher; Barnett Pearce and Vernon Cronen, two experts in communication; Edgar Morin, a sociologist and media scholar; Michel Foucault, a historian of thought systems. We have been also influenced by the old and the new stream of psychotherapy, from psychoanalysis (Freud, Ferenczi, Groddeck, Winnicott, Bion) to democratic psychiatry (Basaglia, Laing, Cooper, Guattari), and some of the most interesting systemic therapist (Hoffmann, Satir, White, Sluzki, Villar, Pakman). In present times we are developing ideas coming from Gilles Deleuze, Eduardo Viveiros De Castro, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Gender and Post-Colonial Studies, Literature and Arts. What all these thinkers and scientists have in common is the idea of complexity.
How to put these ideas in practice?
How should Systemics change more and more? How should we take a position for women, LGBT, migrant people, oppressed minorities and new emerging cultural issues in this Nomadic World? Should we consider therapy as a form of art, shifting from theory to aesthetics and ethics?
Any encounter will be discussed starting from a work of art or a session of therapy.
The audience is encouraged to bring its contribute: short videos, poetries, and all the materials that help to develop a unique ten-days training experience.
DURING THE SUMMER SCHOOL, IN ADDITION TO CLASSROOM LESSONS, THE PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPERIENCE A TWO-DAYS WALKING-TRAINING AROUND MILAN AND BERGAMO
- DAY 1 – Milan a trip round the hectic City, origins and new trends
- DAY 2 – Aesthetics and Ethics of Milan
- DAY 3 – What are we doing the rest of our life (Arthur Miller’s Dead of a Salesman)
- DAY 4 – Bodies without organs. The minimalist approach (Tadeusz Kantor’s The Dead Class)
- DAY 5 – Drugs. The idea of changing thoughts trough chemistry (Francis Bacon)
- DAY 6 – Borders versus frontiers
- DAY 7 – The old Town of Bergamo, a visit in-between the walls
- DAY 8 – Anthropological origin of psychotherapy (Bateson)
- DAY 9 – Philosophy and the therapeutic Arts (Deleuze, Foucault)
- DAY 10 – Tenderness, respect, curiosity, reciprocity: the instruments for therapy (Boscolo and Cecchin)
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DATE: From July 17th to July 26th (date of arrival July 16th, date of departure July 27th) 2022
GROUP: The group will start with a minimum of 15 people to a maximum of 25. Prices are variable depending from the number of people, self-organized groups are welcome.
Before June 15th:
groups (from 5 to 15) 1200€ each
groups (from 15 to 25) 1000€ each
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