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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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FERRARI, Andrea Gabriela; GURSKI, Rose  and  SILVA, Milena da Rosa. Listening to parents in preliminary interviews with children: some initial questions. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.1, pp.44-54. ISSN 1516-3687.

This writing discusses the effects of parents listening to the Preliminary Interviews of a child at the start of treatment. Interviews with a mother who asked psychological care for her child because of complaints about hyperactivity were analyzed. We start from the hypothesis that sometimes symptoms presented by the child reveal badly elaborated aspects of the repression process of the parents' childhood. We think that working with those who ask for care for the child lets us recover what was fractured in the child's childhood and, from a development operation permitted by the child's memories, enables parents to allow the child to require treatment on their own. We consider the Preliminary Interviews with parents a powerful device that allows repositioning of parental roles in order to fulfill the demand of care for the child.

Keywords : preliminary interviews; psychoanalysis with children; start of treatment; symptom in children; listening to parents.

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