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Dynamic Psychology represents an emerging discipline in the psychological field since, although connected to traditional psychoanalytic schools, it integrates them with modern theoretical and applicative acquisitions, above all with reference to Experimental Psychology, Group Psychoanalysis and the study of the transpersonal world, the Psychology of Self and Intersubjectivity, the Family Relations System and the influence of communication within them, finally, to the various factors that play an important role in Community Psychology. An interesting line of Dynamic Psychology concerns the study of the role and value of the Symbolic World; the Itinerant Seminar "L'IMMAGINARIO SIMBOLICOŠ" represents an advanced model of this type of research. 

 In fact, the original theories and practice of psychoanalysis, with the passage of time, have appeared less and less suitable for understanding post-modern man, given the need not only to cure him in his unconscious problems but also to offer him support therapeutic both in relation to problems related to his human and environmental reality since birth and in relation to the stress of adaptation to a too quickly changing society. Today it cannot be denied that on a psychotherapeutic level, limiting oneself to the profound study of the unconscious is restrictive with respect to modern dynamic psychology which, in addition to analyzing the patient's experiential world, the relationship with parents and other important figures of his childhood, extends the analysis to the cultural matrices to which the individual belongs and to the problems that may arise between his subjectivity (as a unique and unrepeatable person) and the environmental ecosystem (human and natural environment), the community, the contexts in which he wasformed and have lived. Finally, particular attention must be paid to the mind-body relationship given the growing increase in psychosomatic disorders, that is, those physical disorders in which psychological factors are decisive.

From the point of view of the psychotherapeutic setting, the acquisitions of dynamic psychology proved to be fundamental for a clinical work that went beyond the famous psychoanalytic bed and instead used more the vis ā vis therapeutic relationship, group psychotherapy and the empowerment of expressive and creative skills of the person, and, furthermore, the empowerment techniques aimed at making him rediscover the strength (or courage) to play a more active role in the community within which he can bring his personal "way of feeling", his own ideas and try to build, together with the others, a more human-scale social reality. 
Dr. Alfredo Anania
Psychiatrist Psychotherapist
Editor in chief of the review Psicologia Dinamica


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Online psychotherapy is a modern way to respond to the therapeutic needs of contemporary man by exploiting the great potential of high technology in communication.
Our experience allows to assert that probably in order to deeply feel the patient's "soul" there is no better therapeutic "setting" than chat-psychotherapy only if the therapist's personality is equipped with that "sensor" that makes it particularly suitable for use the online dimension. Just think that only through the use of the computer the therapist can amplify to the maximum those psychic abilities that Jung attributed to intuition and that I called "understanding through feeling!" (1), in fact, online, the therapeutic relationship can benefit from that sensory attenuation that allows to deeply understand in the patient the emergence of the co-conscious-unconscious levels that are favored from the absence of all those sensory and contextual stimuli that commonly form part of the therapeutic encounters that take place in physical reality. Just for these reasons, contrary to what is generally believed is essential for the online psychotherapist to have with great experience.
(1) A.Anania, Psychotherapist training and empowerment in Dynamic Psychology Year I n. 2-3, May-December 1997 http://www.psicologia-dinamica.it/psysito/numeri/1997.htm 

One of the great advantages of online psychotherapy is that it allows to cancel the distances of the places: the patient in any part of the earth's globe can benefit from the professional work of a therapist whom he highly esteems and which he could never resort to if not by transferring to the therapist's place of residence or in a suitably close area; moreover, it is easier to agree on days and hours which both (therapist and patient) have time available, possibly even outside normal working hours if necessary! In addition, in this way the therapist, being no longer bound to his professional office, can ensure therapeutic continuity despite its more or less prolonged off-site movements.

In our experience, people who turn to psychotherapy or psycho-counseling gon-line frequently have already experienced one or more traditional psychotherapeutic pathways with unsatisfactory results and then wish to experiment with an innovative method that can bedeveloped through alternative communication systems. Moreover, many people who are afraid, reluctant or ashamed to consult a therapist by going to his professional studio will be able to more easily enjoy an online psychotherapy without having to move from home. Indeed, it is possible that, especially in the case of video chat, the placement of the set in the patient's home place rather than in the therapist's study facilitates the understanding by the psychotherapist of important dimensions of the life context than otherwise by the patient may remain unspoken.

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