La psicoterapia breve nei disturbi emozionali della terza infanzia. Indicazioni, setting e valutazione dei risultati

Translated title of the contribution: Brief psychodinamic psychotherapy in children with emotional disorders

F. Muratori, C. Casella, L. Picchi, R. Tancredi, A. Milone

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Background. Child psychiatry has enjoyed a long tradition of using brief psychotherapy with children but research literature on its efficacy in remarkable scarce. Several brief behavioral treatments are shown to be effective and similar studies are hoped in research in psychodynamic treatment. The objective of this paper is to study the efficacy of an original model of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy (BPP) applied to children with an emotional disorder. Methods. The study has been made on a sample of 30 subjects (age 6,3-10,9) with Emotional Disorders (ICD10 criteria) divided into two groups: an experimental group of 15 subjects who underwent the therapy and a control group (15 subjects). The psychodynamic oriented treatment was composed by five sessions of family therapy and in succession by five sessions of individual therapy. The Post Hoc statistical analysis has shown no significative difference between the two groups. Each subjects was evaluated in an ambulatory setting, at the beginning and at the end of the therapy or after six months for the control group, with different instruments: CGAS, CBCL, Grid for Symptom Resolution. The data have been submitted to MANOVA statistical evaluation. Results. The authors stress the significative differences between the two groups concerning both the symptom resolution (p

Translated title of the contributionBrief psychodinamic psychotherapy in children with emotional disorders
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalMinerva Psichiatrica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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