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ALMEIDA, Fabiana Hilário de; MELO-SILVA, Lucy Leal  and  SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. Operative group with parents of young people in career choice process. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.1, pp. 80-100. ISSN 1677-2970.

This study aimed to present a group intervention program with parents of adolescents facing career choice process. Twenty-two parents with teenage children enrolled in high school participated in eight weekly sessions. The intervention and data analysis were developed based on the theoretical-methodological reference of Pichon-Rivière operative group. Sessions were recorded by three observers and the collected material was subjected to the thematic content analysis. From this analysis, the following categories emerged: expectations regarding children´s professional future, the place they assumed when facing the career choice process, the process of parent-child separation, and the contributions of the Parent Guidance Group. Results showed that parents invested heavily in the education background of their children, showing high expectations about their future. Parents were able to reflect on their ambivalent feelings and redefine their involvement in the early career choices of adolescents. The operative group proved to be an appropriate strategy for intervention, providing more active participation of parents in the process of vocational guidance of their children.

Keywords : career guidance; career choice; parental support; parents guidance; operative groups.

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