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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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TONON, Cláudia Backes; ROMANI, Patrícia Fasolo  and  GROSSI, Rosaura. The therapist's pregnancy and its consequences on the psychotherapeutic process. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.1, pp. 87-92. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722012000100011.

This article discusses the peculiarities of a therapeutic setting during pregnancy of the therapist. The main objective of this study was to investigate and understand the influence of pregnancy on the therapeutic relationship considering that the therapists conceived during the treatment of their patients. This work is an observational qualitative study of exploratory nature. The clinical method and semi-structured interview were used for data collection. After this phase the data were analyzed using content analysis. The results show that pregnancy has intense consequences, enabling infantile conflicts and experiences being revived and even reinterpreted. The most demonstrated feelings by the patients were: envy, fear of abandonment and neglect, and conflicts related to identification with a mother figure.

Keywords : pregnancy; therapeutic relationship; psychotherapy.

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