16.10-One of honey, one of onion. Delving into what we experienced during these years of world crisis

One of honey and one of onion is an Arabic saying that means we have good and bad moments/times alternating/co-existing in life. I will use a clinical example as an illustration of the effects that a change in the therapeutic setting brought to a group of persons with depression in the in-patient ward of a psychiatric hospital during the pandemic.
The unexpected circumstances and the need of keeping interpersonal distance in order to preserve the therapeutic relationship, generated thoughts and questions related to some of the tenets upon which we carry our practice. Specifically: the space where the treatment takes place and the principle of stability of this. With these, the implications of indoors and/or outdoors for therapy, the urban culture and more.

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