By way of introduction I would like to point out that it was in 1986 when I began to work and research in the field of intensive brief psychotherapies and urgency, trying to systematize planning and articulation of all therapeutic resource that will help accelerate the process of change. He was my friend and teacher Dr. Kesselman who put me in touch and encouraged me to inquire about two of the technical resources that have most interested me delve into the clinic. It is the use of the autobiography and photos through a therapeutic process. I will present in several post, the synthesis of a job that I published in no.
62 of the Revista clinica y analisis Grupal in 1993, in the section of psychopathology and psychotherapy, with the title of photography in psychotherapy. We know that generally speaking, in the family photo album, often be reflected the most relevant events of each family history in particular, and therefore they are bearers of a large volume of information, significant and meaningful to every person who composed the family group. Sometimes, the iconic references do not correspond to families but to facts that show our power or prestige (photos with personalities, professional titles, photographs, trophies, etc.). Offices and restaurants are populated of these dumb creatures which accompany and mean. It is necessary to specify that both autobiography and the photographs are personal documents and as such are privileged sources of information, since they allow access to the history of the characters in a given context. We know that all material supplied is carrier of a great mass of information, that as therapists, we must help to historicize – place. These materials are a Regal path to subjectivity, allowing reading in situ, the official story or text, both your environment or context. As an exploratory tool of archaeological work, is they look for resonances that lead us to reveal the unseen (by comparing the subjective verbal discourse of the patient, with the vision objective of what we see in your photographic material) and on the other hand, as a technical tool, can intervene on that material to facilitate therapeutic change.