Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 7 - 2021
Talking about Love: Some Clinical Reflections on Sentimental Relationships in Cognitive Psychotherapy
Nicole Valery Tornato*
University of Turin, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Nicole Valery Tornato, University of Turin, Italy.
Received: May 27, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021




Abstract

Sentimental relationships in cognitive psychotherapy are important tools to understand the clinical conditions. Several mental disorders arise from changes inside attachment relationships; while in infancy, childhood and adolescence these changes are related to parenting, during adulthood variations in love bonds, like excessive closeness or distancing, may develop anxiety or depressive symptoms for example.

In this regard Guidano’s theory of the Personal Organizational Meaning provided an important tribute to cognitive psychotherapy: the way to represent love is not the same for everyone, but it depends on personal meanings that maintain identity and the visions of the world, the others and the self.

Hence, talking about how people experience love during psychotherapy sessions is far more important than analyzing specific symptoms: only discovering personal meanings inside sentimental relationships, people may turn their choices, saving an important bond, or leaving wrong partners on time, in order to choose someone relevant and obviously in order to improve the psychological functioning, reducing the risk of exacerbation of mental disorders, as depression or anxiety.

Keywords: Sentimental Relationships; Cognitive Psychotherapy; Guidano’s Theory; Depression or Anxiety

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Citation: Nicole Valery Tornato. “Talking about Love: Some Clinical Reflections on Sentimental Relationships in Cognitive Psychotherapy”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 10.9 (2021): 50-57.

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