Emotion - focused psychological groups with ICU teams: clinical perspectives and results
Egiziano Eutizio, Montomoli Barbara, Pernia Ramon, Menoni Ezio
Emotion – focused psychological groups with ICU teams: clinical perspectives and results
The topic of this session is a psychological group experience focused on supporting doctors, nurses and social health personnel working in an ICU with high work stress.
The reference model has an integrative nature because it derives from the interplay between theories of attachment, the intersubjectivity and the recent acquisitions of neuroscience in the field of emotional regulation.
The processes of regulation vs. emotional dysregulation may be solicitated proactively in the relational context in a perspective of mutual acceptance and the possibility of change.
The work is essentially based on emotional awareness, on the possibility of its expression in a “safe” context and sharing of experiences and meanings, starting with a series of critical stories of health maintenance.
A qualitative assessment conducted with the participants shows an improvement of emotional distress in particular as regards the feelings of anxiety and depression.