A Novel Psychological Approach Communicating with Vulnerable Patients explores ways to improve the communication process between highly vulnerable patients and the therapist, based on the assumption of the permanent presence of an ‘outsider’ or potential space in the communication field between them. In this space, the therapist and highly vulnerable patients can undergo transitional states of mind established between and within their relationship.
Handling, mastering and integrating personal and factual reality. Explaining the TICA –Transient Interactive Communication Approach.
TICA in Forensic Settings
TICA in withdrawal therapy and in pre-trial detention.
TICA in Intercultural Settings
TICA in short-term therapy with traumatized refugees and in multicultural team supervision.
TICA Adaptations (Variations)
T-WAS- Together We Are Strong TICA and T-WAS in the COVID-19 pandemic
"Leticia Castrechini-Franieck has written an important book based on her forensic and psychoanalytic training in which she communicates, critically, the necessity for an experiential approach to the understanding and treatment of marginalized, traumatized and highly vulnerable individuals. The timely subject of social and cultural ‘outsiders’ is front and center. Many clinicians today find that a developmental, ontological psychoanalytic perspective that emphasizes experience rather than the deployment of knowledge, yields valuable clinical results. Castrechini-Franieck achieves this in a difficult clinical context in ways that will reward the reader. I strongly recommend this book."
Paul Williams - Psychoanalyst. Trained at The British Psychoanalytic Society
"This fascinating book reveals, in clear and in-depth form, the vicissitudes faced by therapists dealing with people in distressing social situations. It deals with prisoners, refugees, children with antisocial tendencies and other traumatised and highly vulnerable groups. The author shows us how she carefully develops therapeutic resources that can facilitate communication among people from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to feel themselves fully human and able to live in the societies that welcome them."
Roosevelt Cassorla, Training Analyst of the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Association, Sigourney Award 2017.
Individual Development, Narcissistic Impulse Reminiscence and Cultural Ideal Latency is a developmental period that plays a transitional role, like "a bridge", between early childhood and adolescence (the beginning of early adulthood). However, the latency period is a subject that has not been studied enough in psychoanalysis in recent years. Most of the psychoanalytic frameworks that have built on and extended Freud's work have focussed their attention either on the understanding of the child's early development (the early dyadic and triadic relationship of the infant and the early organization of the mind), or on the understanding of adolescent development, when sexuality explodes - accompanied by all unconscious libidinal elements from the early organization which were repressed in latency. As a result, interest in the latency period has been put in the shade: left dormant as its definition would imply. The aim of this book is to raise a number of relevant questions, which have not received much attention in psychoanalysis up to now. To this end empirical findings are related to conceptual elaboration in order to advance knowledge.
Topics in this book
On social identity and on culture
Central concepts for understanding the latency period
Oedipus Complex, identification, Narcissism, Ego ideal and superego
On group psychology and on culture
Cultural ideal, ego ideal, narcissim, superego, therapeutic work
Description, results, cultural transmission
"… Franieck and Günter’s idea that cultural values are transmitted via the family harkens back to Aristotle’s Politics, in which he suggested that the family is a state and that the State’s values are transmitted via the family. Erik Erikson described the way in which parents transmit societal values by how they raise their children: toiletting, nursing and weaning (among the Sioux versus the Yurok Indians, for example). These researchers extend that idea. … "
Nathan Szajnberg - Child psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst
Psychosoziale Gruppenarbeit mit benachteiligten Kindern (German)
Paarleitung und kreatives Spiel ‘Together We Are Strong’ or T-WAS is a preventive group work with deprived children against the increase of antisocial behavioural tendencies and focused on strengthening resilience. Its means are primarily based on the development of object relations (ego-relatedness) by providing the children with new experiences of self in relation to others during the ongoing creative games – hence the roles of the group leaders are crucial.
An English edition will be published soon by Routledge
Topics in this book
Conceptual source of inspiration
The interplay between antisocial tendencies and aggression The intersection of Gestalt therapy and ontological psychoanalysis Running children’s groups in partnership: what does this mean?
Together We Are Strong (T-WAS)
The challenges behind the scenes Eclectic group conductors Setting Creative play Reflections on T-WAS
Castrechini-Franieck, M.L., and Günter, M., 2014. Die Transmission kultureller Ideale in der Latenz. Theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Befunde aus einer Untersuchung in zwei verschiedenen Kulturen. In: M. Endres, C. Salamander, and D. Bürgin, eds. Latenz: Entwicklung und Behandlung. Frankfurt a.M.: Brandes & Apsel.