Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
REMOR, Eduardo Augusto. The contributions of the cognitive psychotherapeutic model to the psychological evaluation and treatment of a seropositive patient. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1997, vol.10, n.2, pp. 249-261. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721997000200005.
The paper presents a clinical case study, which includes assessment and treatment, based on the Cognitive Psychotherapeutic model, of a HIV positive patient aged 30 who showed symptoms of depression as a consequence of the diagnosis of her HIV positive status. The therapeutical objectives were reached after participation in nine therapy sessions, and a process of bibliotherapy as a task at home. The improvement achieved was observed during the follow-up interview held two months after the end of the treatment.
Keywords : HIV/AIDS; Psychology; treatment; cognitive model; psychoneuroimmunology; quality of life.