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Pensando familias

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FIUZA, William Macedo  and  LHULLIER, Cristina. Applications of role-play technique in adoptive families counseling. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp. 20-36. ISSN 1679-494X.

Adoptive families are in evidence in the media and scientific contexts, requiring psychologist’s attention. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be applied in different situations, being utilized as a support to the adoptive families. Among its diversified intervention techniques, is the role-play, which consists in the dramatization of daily situations with therapeutic purposes. The aim of this study was to describe possible applications of the role-play technique with adoptive families. It was designed as a  bibliographic descriptive exploratory qualitative research. The data were registered in cataloging sheets and analyzed through integrative synthesis The possibility of using the role-play technique in different moments of the adoption process was verified, assisting in the construction and learning of adaptive coping strategies of parents, children and professionals. Further studies are suggested, exploring possibilities of this technique.

Keywords : Adoptive families; Role-play technique.

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