Co.Me.Te. arose within the Institutes of Family Therapy of Tuscany, operating since twenty years in the field of psychotherapy, operators training and research about family and its problems.
The theoretical basis of Co.Me.Te. is the relation-systemic point of view and especially the experience-relation approach.
Co.Me.Te. is a specialized institute that helps in all those situations where the families meet the Law, and supports them with all its knowledge about the psycho-affective questions concerning the relationships in a family.
The intervention is programmed following a careful analysis of the demand addressed to the Institute, using consolidated explanatory patterns. The demand is always complex and it often appears confused, polyhedrical or ambivalent.
The experience of the Co.Me.Te. operators has shown that some families coping with separation, or adoption, or family abuse problems come in touch with lawyers and the law in general, asking for order and justice in their problems. They expect this from an external law, because this is exactly how they feel about their family condition, which seems like an external, incomprehensible and removed matter. They want answers from lawyers and judges, but in some cases these ones don't have enough operating and analysis means to do this. Psychotherapists and psychologists, on the other hand, don't have enough authority to effectively intervene by themselves in these situations; the people themselves usually don't apply to these operators first.
The aim of Co.Me.Te. is to work in strong cooperation with the legal operators in order to cope with the problems of the users exploiting the synergies coming out from the competence of each.
The operators of Co.Me.Te. and some lawyers and judges have prepared, for example, some operating protocols:
- for a clinical use of the counseling for defense, in a systemic-relational frame;
- in order to go on with the assistance, control and help to the family, after the expert's ascertainment of the abuses on children;
-in order to follow a family mediation aiming at "therapeutic" effects but also at the care of all the aspects connected to conjugal separation, in cooperation with the lawyers of both parties.
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