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American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2014, 2(5A), 14-16
DOI: 10.12691/ajap-2-5A-4
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Therapeutic Assessment in Infancy

MOITA Ivani de Sousa1, FREITAS Francisca Clenilma da Rocha1, HEREDIA Priscila Menezes Santana1, SHIOTA Claudia Milhim2 and NOBRE Thalita Lacerda3,

1University Paulista – UNIP Santos, Brazil

2Md in Clinical Psychology – Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCCAMP). Professor and supervisor at University Paulista – UNIP, Brazil

3PhD Clinical Psychology – Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). Professor and supervisor at Catholic University of Santos – SP – Brazil and University Paulista – Santos – SP-Brazil

Pub. Date: October 27, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Different ways of applied psychology nowadays, in Brazil)

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MOITA Ivani de Sousa, FREITAS Francisca Clenilma da Rocha, HEREDIA Priscila Menezes Santana, SHIOTA Claudia Milhim and NOBRE Thalita Lacerda. Therapeutic Assessment in Infancy. American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2014; 2(5A):14-16. doi: 10.12691/ajap-2-5A-4


The Interventive Psychodiagnostic has revealed a practice that effectively embraces the contemporary demands of clinical psychology. Aiming to contribute to the recent research on this practice, this study presents the case report of a child being treated in a University’s Teaching Clinic. It is about a girl, eleven years old, who had high cholesterol difficult to stabilize. The genitor believed that this medical condition could be related to 'emotional factors' because her daughter had introversion, sadness and low self-esteem. 14 meetings including recreational and interventional individual observations and group sessions were conducted; sessions involving her mother and sister; school visit; personality assessment and guidance with the mother, since the father did not attend requests for interviews with the trainees. Interventions had a goal assist children and their families in finding new meanings for that medical condition, to enable the development of more effective behaviors of treatment adherence. Also, these interventions aims to enable changes in the way they deal with the limitations imposed by emotional disorders. At the end of the process therapeutic gains were observed towards decreased anxiety and distress by both the child and the mother facilitating adherence and better control of medical condition. It is concluded that the results showed the effectiveness of the use of Therapeutic Assessment in clinical psychology with children.

psychodiagnosis psychological interventions psychology of childhood

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