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Anuario de investigaciones

On-line version ISSN 1851-1686

Abstract

QUIROGA, Susana  and  CRYAN, Glenda. Macroprocess analysis of focalised therapeutic groupsftg device for early violent adolescents. Anu. investig. [online]. 2009, vol.16, pp. 73-83. ISSN 1851-1686.

Within the framework provided by the UBACYT 2004-2007 P069 y 2008-2010 P049 Projects, 9 Focalised Therapeutic Groups (FTG) for early violent adolescents, diagnosed in the period 2001-2005 as having a Oppositional Defiant Disorder and a Conduct Disorder, were formed. For the Analysis of The Therapeutic Process, the sample was composed by two FTG groups, chosen at random, formed by almost 30% of the patients (N= 11) of the total sample of the Outcome Analysis (N= 42). The instrument used was the Therapeutic Cycle Model- TCM (Mergenthaler, E., 1996a, 1996b, 1998, 2008; the Argentine Adaptation for general and specific group processes: Fontao & Mergenthaler, 2005 a , b; Toranzo, Taborda, Ross, Mergenthaler y Fontao, 2007; Quiroga & Cryan, 2007 d, 2008 a). During the macroprocess analysis, taking into consideration the whole text, the presence of sessions with a combined high emotional tone and high abstraction could be observed (Connecting Pattern) in the first half of the device. In the second half, both the level of emotional tone and the abstraction were detected to be lower than the media of the device (Relaxing Pattern). There were only a few and little marked patterns which imply a clear predominance of either the emotional tone or the abstraction (Experiencing and Reflecting patterns).

Keywords : Process Analysis; Therapeutic Cycle Model; Adolescents; Focalised Therapeutic Groups.

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