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Pensando familias

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CARDOSO, Bruno Luiz Avelino  and  NEUFELD, Carmem Beatriz. Cognitive conceptualization for couples: a didactic model for formulating cases in marital therapy. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp. 172-186. ISSN 1679-494X.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy uses a specific case formulation (Cognitive Conceptualization). This method of evaluation allows, from an evidence-based model, to understand the functioning of the individual under cognitive-behavioral terms. Currently, the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram still evaluates subjects individually without a specific model for the conjugal relationship. However, when working with couple, it is fundamental to verify how the dyad interacts and how the conflicts are installed in this interaction, formulating a model of cognitive processing of the couple. This theoretical study aimed to provide a model of Cognitive Conceptualization for Couples and to support therapists and clients on understanding the conflicts and strategies that are used to solve problems in conjugality. To do this, he explained, in a didactic way, the description of each element of the model and illustrated the process of conceptualization with a fictious clinical case.

Keywords : Behavioral-cognitive therapy; Couples; Cognitive conceptualization; Case formulation; Clinical case.

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