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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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Characterization of the clientele that seeks the psychoanalytical psychotherapy of couples and families. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.3, pp.70-83. ISSN 1516-3687.

This study aimed to characterize the clientele that sought a couple and family psychoanalytic psychotherapy service offered in a university's psychology clinic. It is a descriptive research, outlined as a retrospective documentary. Data on family composition, religion, income, concomitance with medical treatments, route of referral, and categorization of complaints by couples and families were analyzed. The results pointed to a greater presence of women, families with children under 12 years of age, with adults in the 30 to 39 years of age, with high school, salary range of 2 to 4 minimum salaries, Catholics, with residence in the city in which the service is allocated and concomitance with other medical treatments. They searched the service on their own initiative and complained about the emotional problems of one of their relatives. It is hoped that such results may foster the supply and improvement of similar services.

Keywords : client's profile; couple psychotherapy; family psychotherapy; university's psychology clinics; psychoanalysis.

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