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Psicologia Clínica

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PRATI, Laíssa Eschiletti  and  KOLLER, Sílvia Helena. Marital relationship and transition to co-parenting: positive psychology approach. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.1, pp.103-118. ISSN 0103-5665.

This theoretical-practical essay approaches the marital system transition to coparenting relationship and some clinic implications for psychotherapy according to Positive Psychology approach. Coparenting relationship involves functions from each couple member that go beyond the biological domain. It creates a complex psychic reorganization that happens internally and in the psychosocial space. The role transition is a process considered a situational crisis, because an adjustment to the new conditions is needed, and it may generate repercussions in the couple relationship. A therapeutic process can help couples for a better experience of this period of reorganization. In this context, Positive Psychology tries to emphasize resources and healthy aspects of those that came to therapy. Aspects that may appear in therapy are changes in original family relationship, increase of interest or search for new professional possibilities and coparenting itself, among others.

Keywords : parenthood-status; parental roles; marriage; conjugality; positive psychology.

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