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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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CORREA, Diogo Arnaldo. From mourning to meaning: contributions of logotherapy in the psychotherapeutic ambience. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.3, pp.180-188. ISSN 1516-3687.

From the biological point of view, death is something natural. However, while a challenging experience involves the experience of various events which also includes psychological dimensions, social and noetic. This case study presents under a qualitative and experiential approach, the possibility of discovery of meaning in the experience the mourning of a patient. For this was accomplished a psychotherapeutic process oriented by Logotherapy. This feature used, besides to indicate the importance of the appeal to some of the capabilities of a person, conceptualized by Frankl as selftranscendence, creative values and attitudinal values , love and responsibility, was also relevant and effective for the discovery of meaning for the mourning in the change process in psychotherapy recommended.

Keywords : mourning; meaning; psychotherapy; death; human being.

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