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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

YAZIGI, Latife et al. Rorschach and the WAIS-III after one and two years of psychotherapy. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.1, pp. 10-18. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000100003.

This study aimed at identifying what aspects of personality are modified after one and two years of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in adults attending a free university healthcare service in São Paulo, Brazil. The instruments were the Rorschach and the WAIS-III tests which were administered before and after one and two years of treatment. The participants were 34 adult individuals, both genders. After one year of psychotherapy in the Rorschach method there was an increase in effective and adaptive interpersonal relationship, an enhancement in sensitiveness related to the capacity of modulating affect, the need for close contact as well as the arousal of feelings of discomfort associated with intensification of self-regard, and a decrease in narcissistic tendencies. As well as in WAIS-III, there was an increase in motivation, attention and speed processing.

Keywords : Psychotherapy; Rorschach Test; Intelligence Test.

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