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Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica

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TRAJANO, Mariana Peres  and  GONCALVES, Monica Duarte Da Silva. The use of metaphors with an adolescent in a family psychotherapeutic process. Nova perspect. sist. [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.67, pp. 23-40. ISSN 0104-7841.

In this article, we seek to highlight the contributions that metaphors provide to expand conversational resources between the psychologist and the client. In order to understand and reflect, therefore, the family process, we stablished a dialogue with social constructionism, as well as with collaborative and narrative practices. The case study presented here refers to a cut-off of a family psychotherapeutic process. The focus, however, will be the sessions in which the teenager, who was in the adoption period, participated individually. We chose cyut-offs from these sessions to exemplify the way we co-constructed the use of metaphors, which were used and enable the connection of the pair client-therapist, making it possible to give a new meaning to the feelings and emotions of this adolescent about some important issues in his history, including the stigmatization that marked his lines about who he believed to be - a wicked and unloved teenager.

Keywords : Metaphors; Psychotherapeutic process; Adolescence; Social constructionism; Collaborative and dialogical practices.

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