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Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica

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BIAGI, Berenice Araújo Dantas de  and  RASERA, Emerson Fernando. Therapeutic change in family therapy: constructing agency. Nova perspect. sist. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.60, pp. 22-36. ISSN 0104-7841.

This article aims to understand the meanings making process about change in family therapy under the constructionist perspective. The analysis of the therapeutic process of a family pointed out that the conversational construction of the therapeutic change was marked by shifting the discourse from the initial health problem of the mother which arose from her work to a discourse of managing care in life. Such construction was analyzed in relation to three key aspects: (a) the deconstruction of the meaning of work, (b) the redefinition of the mother-daughter relationship, and (c) reconstruction of life. The analysis allowed further comprise an important process underlying, the agency as way to promote therapeutic change in family therapy. We concluded that the open, active and engaged stance of the therapist in the flow of the conversation favored the emergence of these meanings of change.

Keywords : Family therapy; therapeutic change; meaning production; agency; social poetics.

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