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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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PAJARO, Mariana Vieira  and  ANDRADE, Celana Cardoso. Case study in gestalt therapy: phenomenological readings of children's drawing. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp. 204-214. ISSN 1809-6867.

The present study approaches children's drawing as a revealing feature of the child. It aims to illustrate the psychotherapeutic process of a boy of 6 years from the phenomenological reading of seven drawings made by him during his visits. In addition, it intends to reflect on the contributions of this case to the understanding and intervention in the children's clinic from the Gestalt therapy perspective. To do so, he carried out a documentary case study ex post facto descriptive from the field diary of the psychotherapist, which contained the drawings of the participant and their respective notes. The phenomenological methodology favored the access to the lived one through descriptions of the client that could extend the contact with its experience. The author of graphic production is therefore conceived as the sole holder of the meaning of his work. This study shows that the design may favor the expression of some children in order to contribute to the psychotherapeutic process in Gestalt therapy.

Keywords : infant design; Gestalt therapy; phenomenological method; case study.

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