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Análise Psicológica

versão impressa ISSN 0870-8231

Aná. Psicológica v.24 n.3 Lisboa jul. 2006

 

Investigação em psicoterapia: contexto, questões e controvérsias

Possíveis contributos da perspectiva fenomenológico existencial (*)

 

Daniel Sousa (**)

 

RESUMO

Realiza-se uma síntese dos dados mais recentes da investigação em psicoterapia incluindo do quadro existencial. São abordadas algumas controvérsias presentes na comunidade psicoterapêutica que conduz a um hiato entre terapeutas e investigadores. Sugere-se a importância do paradigma “change process research” para o desenvolvimento de investigação que permita melhor informar sobre os processos que promovem a mudança terapêutica e informar os diferentes agentes envolvidos: pacientes, terapeutas, supervisores, responsáveis de serviços de saúde mental. Salienta-se a necessidade e incrementar maior número de programas de investigação psicoterapêutica em Portugal.

Palavras-chave: Investigação científica, psicoterapia, psicoterapia existencial, mudança.

 

ABSTRACT

A summary of the most recent data regarding research on therapy is carried out including those relating to existential framework. A number of controversies, which are present in the psychotherapeutics community, are dealt with leading to a hiatus between therapists and researchers. The importance of the paradigm “change process research” is suggested for the development of research that allows for better information on procedures, which foster therapeutics change as well as inform the different agents involved: patients, therapists, supervisors, and people in charge of services of mental health. The need to increase a greater number of psychotherapeutics research programmes in Portugal has been underlined.

Key words: Scientific research, psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, change.

 

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(*) O presente texto baseia-se numa comunicação realizada no 3.º Simpósio de Psicoterapia Existencial, 6 e 7 Maio 2005.

(**) Psicólogo Clínico. Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisboa. Psicoterapeuta Existencial pela Society for Existential Analysis, London e UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, London. Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Existencial.

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