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ALVES, Hans Werner; SANTOS, Deivid Regis dos  and  SOARES, Maria Rita Zoega. Therapeutic interaction analysis in a group: the response of clients to recommendations and reflection requests. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.2, pp. 365-390. ISSN 1983-3482.

The therapeutic interaction studies grants the description of how the therapist and client behave and how they influence each other. The present study analyzed the clients' responses in front of therapists' interventions categorized as Recommendations (REC) and Request Reflections (SRF), besides other variables related to these behavior categories. Five clients (diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder) and two therapists participated. The filming of three psychotherapeutic group sessions provided the data to analyzed and that were categorized with basement in SiMMCIT. The selected stretches analysis was carried out according to the presence of the REC or SRF categories, which were later organized in tables. It was verified which categories preceded and followed REC and SRF, individual or group targeting, and clients' responses to them. The results indicated that, even in the group therapy modality, most of the behaviors of the REC and SRF categories were individually targetable. It was found that the difference between the frequency of SRF and REC presented was not significant. It was noticed the therapists' concernment in favoring for the clients the establishment relations between events and the development of a greater autonomy. There was a high receptivity of directive interventions by clients. It is suggested the development of researches that investigates the interaction between categories that can make psychotherapeutic processes more effective.

Keywords : directive intervention; group psychotherapy; therapeutic interaction.

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