Can it unite us?
Amid the current situation, marked by global conflicts, wars, and health crises, the concept of loss and grief becomes especially relevant for our community. Each of us has been confronted with this painful experience.
Grief emerges as a universal phenomenon, an inescapable constant in human experience that transcends cultures, times, and geographies. Throughout history, it has captured the attention of philosophers, physicians, psychologists, and sociologists who have sought to understand its complexities and have contributed diverse perspectives to its comprehension.
The contribution of psychoanalysis
At the intersection of these disciplines, the psychodynamic perspective emerged as especially insightful regarding the intricate process by which individuals cope with death, other major losses, and subsequent grief… mainly by recognizing that the latter does not present itself as a series of isolated symptoms but as a holistic and deeply personal experience.
Ps. Veronica Steiner
Veronica Steiner Segal is a Chilean clinical psychologist who graduated in 1998. Since her beginnings she has been working with patients with Severe Personality Disorders in different health institutions in her country, and since 2018 she is a certified TFP therapist. In 2019 she obtained her accreditation as a teacher and supervisor. Since the same year she is coordinator of Grupo TFP Chile. She is the Executive Officer for the Board and she collaborates with the T&E Committee. She also teaches at the University of Valparaiso, in the Department of Psychiatry, where she also teaches in the Diploma of Severe Personality Disorders.
She collaborates in different courses looking for the diffusion of TFP. Together with Luis Valenciano and Pepa Gonzalez she directs an important training in TFP for Spanish speaking students, Instituto TFP Hispanoamerica.
Mathieu Norton-Poulin, M.Ps.
Mathieu Norton-Poulin is a psychologist in private practice in Gatineau, Québec. He graduated from Laval University in 1995 and started his training in transference focused psychotherapy in 2005. Member of the TFP-Québec group he as been practicing has a certified TFP therapist for the last 9 years. Since 2009 he organized several training events and has given lectures on TFP for medical doctors and college students. He maintains a blog where he write, in plain words, articles to explain TFP to the general public.