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Análise Psicológica

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COIMBRA, Dora Alice; GUERRA, Rita  and  VASCO, António Branco. Mindfulness e Psychological Mindedness enquanto posturas terapêuticas: Relação com o processo de mudança em psicoterapia. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2017, vol.35, n.2, pp.145-155. ISSN 0870-8231.

The influence of the psychotherapist characteristics, both on the course and the results of the psychotherapeutic intervention, has been widely recognized, regardless of therapeutic model. Considering the study of the “non-technique” therapeutic skills, needed for clinical practice, a reflection is made on the constructs of mindfulness and psychological mindedness, as relatively stable characteristics of the experience and self-consciousness of the psychotherapist, displayed as distinct therapeutic stances. We believe that highly mindful and/or psychologically minded therapists, responsively swinging between the two therapeutic stances, might verify the patient’s achievement of a greater structural ability, related to an increased experience and self-consciousness, attained through the assimilation of specific strategic objectives of phase 2, of the Paradigmatic Complementarity Integrative Metamodel (Vasco, 2006). The clinical implications of considering mindfulness and psychological mindedness as complementary therapeutic stances are discussed, and the need to find an operational definition of the constructs is emphasized.

Keywords : Mindfulness; Psychological mindedness; Mindfulness; Psychological mindedness; Therapeutic stances; Experience and self-consciousness; Paradigmatic complementarity metamodel.

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