In the traumas of the narcised stalker integrated approach between systemic relationship therapy and EMDR
The term stalking represents a form of aggression carried out by a persecutor who breaks in a repetitive, unwanted and destructive way into the private life of another individual, causing the latter serious physical or psychological consequences (Maran, 2010). With the term stalking we refer, therefore, to a series of attitudes held by an individual who afflicts another person, persecuting it and generating states of anxiety and fear, which can compromise his daily life. Also known as "harassing molester syndrome", this phenomenon is characterized by three fundamental aspects, namely the presence of a "persecutor" (or molester), a victim and a relationship between the two, characterized by the exercise of control by the stalker , which determines an emotional state of intense anxiety and fear in the victim. In this work we will deal with the figure of the persecutor. The stalker in general manifests an evident problematic in the emotional-emotional, relational and communicative area that does not always correspond to a precise psychopathological framework; starting from the assumption that the stalker is characterized in literature by the need for narcissistic affection with the victim, with the pathological objective of reiterating an affective relationship with the victim. Every sign of closeness or confidentiality expressed by the victim is re-read as a clear expression of the desire for contact and emotional closeness, which therefore justifies approach behaviors. The "predator" is the one that is usually moved by the desire to have a sexual contact with the victim, directly proportional to the fear reactions of the latter. Over the years many other classifications have been proposed, but the most important is the one devised by Mullen and Purcell (2000). They considered a sample of 145 clinical evaluations of stalking cases, with a multi-axial approach.
Original Work Citation
Spolador, T. (2018, June). In the traumas of the narcised stalker integrated approach between systemic relationship therapy and EMDR. Poster presented at the 19th EMDR Europe Conference, Strasbourg, France
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