Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
version ISSN 1808-4281
MAURICIO S., Neubern. The therapist and the therapeutic contract: in search of possibilities. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.3, pp. 882-897. ISSN 1808-4281.
The present work has the objective to demonstrate how feasible it is for the therapist to provide his client with a legitimate therapeutic contract, despite the obstacles involving theory and practice. Also, it reinforces the fact that the contract deals with rules of negotiation under an objective character, but it only remains as a therapeutic contract as a result of a linkage between its protagonists. Analyzing three clinic cases of patients in a institution, such work highlights how fundamental are the actions on the part of therapists which implicate in the consideration with the other and the creation of pragmatic context are fundamental for the engagement of the client in the purpose of the psychotherapy. In its conclusion, the present work states that for the therapist to undertake such actions, it paramount that he have flexibility before his theoretic references, as well as understand that, due to people singularity, the therapeutic process may take place in diversified manners.
Keywords : Therapeutic contract; Linkage, Psychotherapy; Actions.