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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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KLEIN, Michele Moreira de Souza  and  GUEDES, Carla Ribeiro. Psycological pregnants’ intervention: support group contributions for health promotion. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp. 862-871. ISSN 1414-9893.

The present article aims at showing a psychologist treatment with pregnant women using the support group principles. This treatment attempted to promote the health of the women who are in this vital phase, creating a space to share their reflections and informations concerning the changes in this period. The methodology consisted in one experienced description that happened in a private hospital in Resende-RJ. There were 22 meetings and in each of them there were specific moments: presentations, discussion of the topic by an interactive talk and an evaluation moment. As results, we verified that the identification between the pregnant women, the feelings shared and the mutual support functioned as social supports. We concluded that the group constituted a primary intervention and reached the levels of psychotherapeutic, psycopedagogic and psycoprophylactic actuation.

Keywords : Pregnants; Support group; Primary intervention; Promotion of the health.

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