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FOLADORI, Horacio. Initial Fears in Psychology Students at the Beginning of their Professional Practice in Clinical Psychology. Ter Psicol [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.2, pp. 161-168. ISSN 0718-4808. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48082009000200002.
This research is done with students of psychology in the moment in which they have to start their clinical practice with patients. Through a group strategy, a reflective group coordinated with the operative group theory is installed. The coordination centers its attention around the fears and anxieties that the students present when they must meet their first patient. Registration of the sessions allows analyzing the questions that the students have about this process, which refers to their own identity. The autoevaluation of the group at the end of the process is also presented. The usefulness of this tool is indicated as a conclusión, because it permits to register in a healthy way the anxieties that are present in the students. Besides, the need of this kind of device is recognized in order to avoid the unleasement of pathological proceses in the student's practice.
Keywords : Thinking over group; operartive group; symbolization.