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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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CRYAN, Glenda  and  MALDAVSKY, David. Thought process and psychosocial vulnerability: Analysis of adolescent and maternal discourse in therapeutic interaction. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2. ISSN 1852-7310.

In this article the thought process of a violent adolescent with psychosocial vulnerability in therapeutic interaction with his mother will be analyzed. The discourse of the adolescent and his mother will be analyzed in a joint session that is part of a diagnostic-group therapy device. The methods that will be applied are the David Liberman Algorithm (DLA) that allows to analyze wishes, predominant defenses, preconscious-conscious thoughts and its flaws and the Reflective Function Manual (RF) that allows to analyze the level of mentalization. Since violent adolescents undergo therapeutic treatment in external institutions, they have difficulties in understanding own mental states that involve traumatic situations. This deficit in the ability of thinking and reflection is reflected in the speech of their mothers. The interrelation of both methods facilitates a better understanding from the psychoanalytic theory of the thought processes of adolescents with psychosocial vulnerability and their mothers.

Keywords : Adolescent; Mother-child bond; Thought process.

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