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ALMEIDA, Raquel Ayres de. Possibilities for the use of brief psychotherapy in hospital. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 94-106. ISSN 1516-0858.

In face of the lack of opportunities of psychotherapeutic treatment for the populations and of the long time of wait to get psychological treatment on institutions that offer this kind of attendance, it’s necessary to rethink techniques and methods that durations is inferior than conventional therapies. Considering this context, the hospital appears like a good option to offer a time limited and focal psychoterapic intervention, allowing a reduction of queues in the public and private health plan services. This study is based on a literature review and is dedicated to analyze the brief psychotherapy aspects and also the psychologist work at hospitals to argue the possibility to use this kind of intervention on hospitals. Considering the aspects over mentioned it got clear that the utilization of this kind of approach isn’t recommended for all hospital’s unities, because of some characteristic incompatibles between the unity and the guidelines of intervention on brief psychotherapy. However the unity that has the biggest demand is the ambulatory, which appears to be the more feasible space to brief psychotherapy application.

Palavras-chave : Brief psychotherapy; Psychotherapy in hospital.

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