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Child Psychotherapy in a cultural-historical perspective: The movement of subjectivity in Art Therapy

Psicoterapia infantil na perspectiva cultural histórica: o movimento da subjetividade em Arteterapia

Lara Nassar SCALISE Alexandra Ayach ANACHE Maristela ROSSATO About the authors


This paper presents an approach on psychotherapy for children using the theoretical foundations of subjectivity under a cultural and historical perspective. The purpose of this study is to understand the movement of subjective formations and processes in the psychotherapy context, through actions and relations developed in an Art Therapy atelier. This is the theoretical and methodological discussion of records elaborated by the therapist when caring for a 4-year-old girl. The principles of qualitative Epistemology proposed by González Rey inspired the analysis and construction of information along the study, which discusses the emphasis of the singularity, the dialogical relationship and constructive-interpretative character that recognizes interpretive psychotherapy, and the artistic practice as a driver of new processes of an individual subjectivities. It was found that the new subjective senses, which were produced from the induced tensions, allowed the recognition of the artistic practice as a driver of new processes of subjectivation, and provided conditions for the production of other, new subjective settings.

Keywords :
Art therapy; Psychotherapy; Subjectivity

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