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AQUINO, Nayara Cristiny Gonçalves  and  SEI, Maíra Bonafé. Therapeutic factors in open groups: a qualitative study. Vínculo [online]. 2020, vol.17, n.1, pp.97-118. ISSN 1806-2490.

Psychology school services are spaces linked to the formation of future psychologists. They offer low-cost and/or free psychological care to the population, thereby waiting lines and treatment abandonment. Thus, it is understood to be relevant the development of strategies for immediate reception of stakeholders such as open groups and psychological duty. From this context, the objective was to understand the view of users in relation to an open group for adults held in a psychology school service of a public university. This is a qualitative research, conducted through semi-directed interviews with individuals who had attended the group for a minimum of two months. The results were analyzed and categorized from the Therapeutic Factors proposed by Yalom and Leszcz. Despite the lack of a priori psychotherapeutic purpose, the presence of therapeutic factors at work in the open groups investigated, indicating the importance of the development of psychological interventions of this nature in the Psychology school services.

Keywords : therapeutic factors; open groups; psychology university clinic; adults.

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