Project n. 2021-1-IT01-KA220-VET-000033303

Erasmus+ Fa.M.He

Multifamily groups in mental health

There is a widespread lack of research and information on Multifamily Groups (MFGs) in mental health, by users and by institutions (stakeholders and policy makers). The project is dedicated to studying the methodologies born from the work on MFG carried out by the psychoanalyst García Badaracco and to developing specific training courses for mental health operators who use this tool.

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about us

For some years now, a European group of psychiatrists and psychotherapists, who had introduced the multifamily tool and method into their clinical experience, began to reflect on the deepening and development of the conceptualizations relating to Multifamily Psychoanalysis proposed over the course of several decades by the Argentine psychoanalyst García Badaracco.

During the various moments of discussion it had become clear how much the heritage of clinical experience and theoretical/methodological elaboration left by García Badaracco needed a common frame of reference in order to be developed, disseminated and transmitted in the various social and healthcare contexts, maintaining its original plant.

At the same time, the idea of structuring specific common training courses for the various health professionals who perform the functions of conductors/facilitators within the Multifamily Psychoanalysis Groups was taking shape.

The happy meeting with an expert in European planning allowed Lipsim (Italian Laboratory of Multifamily Psychoanalysis) to develop the research-intervention project “Multifamily Groups in Mental Health FA.M.HE.”, approved and financed by the Erasmus+ Program and launched in March 2022.

The working group brings together five institutions from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium and is made up of various professional figures (designers, computer scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses) all involved in mental health work.

our Mission


Increase awareness of MFGs in the mental health field

(of all types, but only those that require the presence of the patient) and disseminate the information obtained through specific research on the types of models existing in the various territories and at an international level;


Improve the operating methods adopted in the MFG meetings

organized according to the theory of García Badaracco, through the definition of standards for the organization and management of groups;


Strengthen the role and figure of the conductor and facilitator of the MFG

in the labor market and in the mental health sector, through the design of a European training curriculum based on its basic skills and competences, starting from the experiences of the partners;


Strengthen local communities for the development of new MFG

managed by conductors trained by a European curriculum, providing information, methodology and tools;


Strengthen the Community of Practice among key practitioners of MFGs

in mental health, through the organization of permanent sharing of know-how, training courses, all documents offered as Open educational resources (OER).

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