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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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MOREIRA, Sandra Bernadete da Silva. Description of some variables in a behavior analytic therapy supervision procedure. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.1, pp.157-170. ISSN 0102-7972.

In this work an analysis of a free, ongoing verbal interaction between therapy supervisor and a beginning therapist was carried out aiming to identify variables involved in the supervision procedure adopted. The participant's verbal behavior was divided into functional classes of responses, named "verbalizations categories", from which all vocal responses could be classified. The results showed a regularity in the supervisor verbal behavior, while the therapist's and client's behavior showed changes along supervision meetings and therapy sessions. The analysis of a free verbal interaction in a dyad allowed to make inferences about some controlling variables in this sort of interaction.

Keywords : Therapy supervision; behavior therapy; verbal interaction; verbal report; categories of verbalizations.

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