The Imaginative Procedure, as the intersection of desires, possibilities, anxieties and defenses, operates continually throughout one’s life. It is part of man’s experience and relates to the concept of “who am I”! The image in its motivation-action-carrying out of the action is not found in our head or in our body, and is not merely a representation of personal emotional cognitions; rather it has mythic, poetic and transcendental circumstances, which form and nourish the essential roots of the psychic life of every human being.
In its cultural identity to research synergies between Art and diverse crafts, the Academy of international research for the imaginative procedure proposes a reflection of work with images and on these as a point of confrontation, exchange, training and information between artists and professionals however engaged in the search for existence.
Renzo Rocca e Giorgio Stendoro
Clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, founders of the school of Psychotherapy with the Immaginative Procedure (Procedura Immaginativa), the Istituto di Psicologia Clinica Rocca Stendoro in Milan, Cura Balbuzie Stendoro Rocca, and Centro di Psicoterapia Rocca Stendoro.
They have written hundreds of scientific articles and have published thirteen scientific books in Italy.
The novel written by Rocca and Stendoro on the pedofily violence is now available on kindle in italian.
“My Betrayed Youth” is now an ebook, available on Amazon.it: a new version, fully revised and corrected, and the new title is “L’eclisse dell’ombra”.
Against the "culture of silence"
The case of Sandro.
The encounter technique in psychotherapy.
This essay is not only the "report" of a course of psychotherapy of a patient, Sandro, it is also a subtle dialogue in two voices, a journey through memory and the unconscious, in a narrative way in which are linked past and present, events, thoughts, doubts.
There are rich references not only to neuro psychological literature, but also to art, music, literary classics.
The book takes the form of a throbbing, very human, path towards a light that can illuminate the roughness and the endless existential crossroads of life and the unconscious.
Collana di Psicologia Clinica Rocca-Stendoro Armando Editore Roma 2014
...the authors, professionally involved with the drama of child abuse, have skillfully described the moods of the various characters in this fictional tragedy...
Sovera Editore Roma 2007