Terapia gruppo-analitica

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[automatically translated] The paper proposes the results of a research on the empirical evaluation of psychotherapy group built complex in the spirit of observation, that would help to shed light on many facets of the therapeutic process, and that would allow a non-reductive understanding of the therapeutic experience itself. The research attention has been paid, in addition to therapeutic paths of individual patients, the specific unfolding of group processes, the possibility of increasing the understanding of how these processes are characterized and evolve over time. surveyed were: the exploration of the group process, and in particular the configuration of the matrix of the group (Foulkes, 1964); monitoring of outcomes, namely the change of patients on certain variables (conceptual style, defensive style, experienced the symptom, interpersonal adjustment etc ..). The project had as its specific therapeutic work with a group-monosymptomatic group of female patients with eating disorders (DCA), aged between 17 and 27 years in charge at a private social downtown Palermo. The group was half open, and the duration of treatment was not default. For the analysis of the therapeutic process were: Grid Representation of Alhin Matrix (MRG) (Alhin G., 1988, 1996), which allows to operationalize and graph the group matrix; Psychotherapy Process Rating (PPR), grid monitoring of the therapeutic relationship built as a Q-sort by Jones, to detect certain phenomena that occur during the sessions; Code Analysis of the Therapeutic Field Style (S.Ca.T.), classification tool of verbal intervention in therapeutic contexts groupal, which allows to study and describe the characteristics that define each specific therapeutic group field. For the evaluation of the results, was followed by a longitudinal design, which provides for the assessment of the subjects in three different stages: pre-test, post-test, and follow-up after six months after the end of treatment. They were administered: Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) (Murray, 1943), evaluated through the reading frame developed by Cuffaro (1998), which allows you to compile a personality profile; About Interpersonal Adaptation (QAI) (Again, 1998); Problem Check- List (Again, et al., 1998), which allows the patient to describe the main problems and the severity perceived at the time of the assessment. The evaluation carried out within the Project of Evaluation of Psychotherapy (Val-Ter effort) offers a rich picture of the therapeutic experience lived by the observed group.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationCome funzionano le psicoterapie
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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