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SERUR, Gabriele; AZEVEDO, Eleonora Apolo de  and  MICHEL, Renate Brigitte. Ascertaining the ways of home psychotherapy. Aletheia [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.2, pp. 51-62. ISSN 1413-0394.

Home psychotherapy is a little-known practice that, however, acquires importance among patients with locomotion difficulties or with the presence of pathologies that make access to hospitals / clinics difficult. Considering the lack of studies on the subject, this article presents the results of an exploratory research on home psychological care, performed with 21 psychologists from the city of Curitiba (PR). The objective was to identify the type of clientele served, which approaches and what are the main advantages and disadvantages related to this kind of service. It was identified that this modality is more comfortable for the client, but not always for the professional. There is a predominance of some advantages in home psychotherapy as maintenance of the therapeutic link, greater access to important information from the observation of the environment and spontaneous behaviors due to the patient’s familiarity with the environment, which makes possible new references for diagnostic analysis.

Keywords : Psychotherapy at home; Home therapy; Home care.

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