Conflicts and social transference in groups
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The psychoanalytical experience of groups, at its very core, is explosive. The group frequently brings psychoanalytical clinical thinking face to face with the complexity of social and cultural influences, which are easily set aside and “tamed” in the classic one-on-one setting of private practice. This happens because, de facto, the clinical space of freestanding private practice in its dualistic psychoanalytical configuration, in my opinion, operates with a relative lack of freedom. Things are placed beyond limits on the pretext of legitimate psychologization (Castel, 1973); many manifestations of social conflicts, cultural differences, and distinctiveness that could potentially, or actually, be conveyed by patients undergoing analysis are censored.