Dr. Mariano Enderle:
Over 30 years experience in Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst
– Member of the Psychoanalytic Society of the New York University Post Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
– Faculty ISeRDIP: School for Integrated Short Term Psychotherapy Milano
– Italian Professional Board of Psychologists “Regione Lombardia”
– EMDR trauma treatment
My background is mainly psychoanalytical and a relevant part of my training has been in New York. I went in search of a more eclectic formation motivated by the need to expose myself to the variety of different theoretical perspectives that have defined psychoanalysis in the last decades. I believe that a contemporary psychotherapist has the responsibility to know and practice from different theoretical approaches in order to better understand the problems presented by patients. Diverse theories of the mind become in the therapeutic relationship and process different and often necessary transformational opportunities for the Self that cannot be undervalued and discarded by using one approach only. I learned to appreciate a dialectical use of the psychoanalytical models, mainly the contemporary relational perspectives, reducing in this way the need for absolute truth and reifying theories.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis has integrated into the biological and reductionistic freudian drive-model the interpersonal and experiential dimensions recognizing the deeply relational nature of the human mind and its development. A new paradigm has emerged with a clear focus on identity and subjectivity, where what counts is not only optimal adjustment to reality but the achievement of the capacity to subjectively live our lives.
The need for attachment, of an intense and meaningful affective relationship characterized by appropriate mirroring and the clear sensation of being recognized by the other are considered the fundamentals for the development of a integrated identity rooted in the body. This stable sense of Self is what we need to immerse ourselves in the relational dimension without loosing our sense of separate individuality.
Trauma is considered a consequence of a deprivation of these basic needs of attachment and recognition. The traumatized mind develops into a defensive system, through dissociation, to prevent loss of control over disorganizing emotional states that could jeopardize our identity integration and the necessary affective relationships with the external world.
Dr. Mariano Enderle
Centro Clinico ISeRDiP
Piazza Mirabello, 1
20121 Milan, Italy
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