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MUNOZ-MARTINEZ, Amanda M  e  NOVOA-GOMEZ, Mónica Ma. Reasons for consultation and clinical explicative hypothesis. Ter Psicol [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp. 25-36. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082012000100003.

Reasons for consultation involve consultant's requests about problems they perceive into their lives. This study researched the characteristics of these reasons for consultation and the explicative hypothesis of 61 cases treated by therapists from a behavioral perspective, within an institution for psychological services. The most frequent reasons for consultation were related to aggressive behaviors (usually presented on men) and intense emotional responses (almost always reported by women). Moreover, we found that the descriptors used by consultants were included on the therapists' explicative hypothesis. We discuss the relevance of reasons for consultation to guide the entire psychotherapeutic process, the implication of its association to the explicative hypothesis and the relevance to carry out other studies that uncover the relation between them and other variables.

Palavras-chave : Reasons for consultation; explicative hypothesis; behavioral model; psychological treatment.

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