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Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva

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ROCHA, Marina Monzani da; BRAGA, Paula Ferreira  and  SILVARES, Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos. Recreational waiting group as an instrument of diagnostic evaluation. Rev. bras. ter. comport. cogn. [online]. 2006, vol.8, n.2, pp. 115-125. ISSN 1517-5545.

Studies have shown that the support offered by psychological clinical-school centers do not fulfill the requirements of the community. New proposals have been made, including the Recreational Waiting Group RWG (group of children that, after screening, played at the clinic weekly, up to treatment beginning). The objective was to reduce the treatment evasion and to observe interactions between the participants, assisting the process of diagnostic evaluation. The sessions where the children who had been referred to individual therapy were present were those observed. The frequency of pre-determined negative behaviors was registered either for children referred to individual as to group therapy. The children who had been referred to individual attendance showed higher frequency. The RWG worked as a diagnostic evaluation instrument; it made the observation of behaviors before treatment possible and the referee process more adjusted. Conclusion was that RWG seens to allow a better attendance to the community that uses the clinical-school services.

Keywords : Clinical-school; Diagnostic evaluation; Recreational group.

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