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Temas em Psicologia

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BOLSONI-SILVA, Alessandra Turini  and  MARTURANO, Edna Maria. Assessment procedure in marital therapy using multiple instruments. Temas psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.1, pp. 31-44. ISSN 1413-389X.

Conjugal problems may damage parents and children relationships favoring the appearance of behavior problems, as well as causing psychological problems. Given the lack of studies which value several interrelated behavioral repertoires, the present paper aims at presenting assessment results employing multiple instruments in regards to the three couples that sought clinical services at a University clinic. Results indicated that participants were presenting communication deficits, problem solving difficulties, and problems in expressing affection confirming literature findings. Problems in other areas were also reported, which influenced the marital relationship. It stands out that the children were presenting indications of behavior problems. The relevance of data collection applying different instruments is discussed, and it is necessary that intervention programs consider individual difficulties, besides setting up singular objectives for each person searching for service.

Keywords : Couple Therapy; Social Skills; Behavior Problems; Assessment.

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