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SILVA, Natália Michelato; PAIVA, Fernanda Cevithereza  and  SILVEIRA, Cláudia Alexandra Bolela. Group therapy and hearing disability in children: working with mothers and children. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.2, pp. 56-67. ISSN 1677-2970.

This study was made in a group attendance by a group-therapy internship of students in the fifth year of a Psychology course in 2009. The group was formed by three children with hearing disability aged 7-10 and by their mothers, aged 25-40. Weekly attendances happened at the university’s psychology clinic. The aim of this article is to share this experience of working with children and with their mothers in distinct yet concomitant groups in a provided a space which stimulated the expression of personal and relational conflicts. Ludic activities were set for the children, whereas the mothers were encouraged to give an oral report. Sessions were later reported by each intern for further qualitative analysis. Psychoanalysis was the theoretical perspective used. During the process of group intervention, positive changes were observed in mother-children relationship. In this space, they were able to cope with conflicts about hearing disability and family relationships.

Keywords : Group psychotherapy; Hearing disability; Psychology.

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