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Avaliação Psicológica

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FRANCO, Renata da Rocha Campos. Case study by phenomenon-structural method. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp. 347-360. ISSN 1677-0471.

This case study discussed the expression of the inner world of a heroin addict who was hospitalized for six months in a rehabilitation center and drugs treatment in France. The patient fulfilled the tasks proposed by the Zulliger projective tests, and Pfister Color Pyramid, House-Tree-Person at two different times, in the first week of hospitalization, and six months after treatment. The method phenomenon-structural was used to understand responses to the three personality tests. The results were consistent with the reality experienced by the patient both in the first week of hospitalization, marked by intense suffering related to abusive consumption of heroin, and after six months of treatment, period marked by significant psychic reorganization and good prospects in prognosis. It follows therefore that the use of projective techniques in the context of drug addiction is effective to meet the difficulties that affect a person decides to be hospitalized for treatment of chemical dependency.

Keywords : method phenomenon-structural; Zulliger test; Pfister; HTP; addiction.

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