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Psicothema was founded in Asturias (northern Spain) in 1989, and is published jointly by the Psychology Faculty of the University of Oviedo and the Psychological Association of the Principality of Asturias (Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias).
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Psicothema, 2011. Vol. Vol. 23 (nº 4). 566-572




Tareas terapéuticas: ¿qué clase de ayuda se busca en las consultas de psicoterapia?

Esteban Ezama1, Yolanda Alonso2, Sara González1, Saturnino Galván1 y Yolanda Fontanil3

1 Centro de Investigaciones Comunicacionales,
2 Universidad de Almería y
3 Universidad de Oviedo

Una de las condiciones que definen una buena alianza terapéutica es el acuerdo mutuo en cuanto a metas y tareas terapéuticas. Con el objetivo de contribuir al estudio de los factores que promueven este ajuste, este artículo explora el tipo de ayuda que las personas esperan obtener cuando acuden a psicoterapia. Mediante un cuestionario escrito, los consultantes de un centro privado de psicoterapia expresaron antes de cada sesión sus preferencias sobre el trabajo a desarrollar en la misma. El análisis de 873 cuestionarios revela que los consultantes prefieren abordar tareas terapéuticas que les ayuden a planificar actuaciones, a entender lo que les ocurre y a valorar las posibilidades de cambio. También son importantes las tareas que ayudan a valorar actuaciones propias, tanto pasadas como planeadas. La importancia que otorgan a unas y otras clases de ayuda cambia sobre todo dependiendo de lo cerca que se sientan de la solución de los problemas. La lista de nueve clases de tareas terapéuticas que resultan del trabajo parece agotar los requerimientos que un consultante pueda tener hacia su terapeuta. Finalmente se discute sobre la importancia clínica del uso de este modelo como base para planificar o clasificar intervenciones terapéuticas.

Therapeutic tasks: What kind of help is sought in psychotherapeutic sessions? One of the main conditions for a good psychotherapeutic alliance is the agreement on therapeutic tasks and goals. This article explores the kind of help that clients expect from therapeutic sessions. By means of a written questionnaire, the clients of a private psychotherapy center, prior to the sessions, expressed their priorities regarding the work to be carried out in them. The assessment of 873 questionnaires showed that clients prefer to participate in therapeutic work that helps them plan actions, understand what is happening, and assess possibilities for change. Also important are therapeutic tasks that help clients evaluate their own actions, both past and planned. The importance that clients attach to different kinds of help varies above all according to how near they feel to resolving their problems. Nine different kinds of psychotherapeutic tasks are identified, which cover the possible requests a client can make of his/her therapist. This article discusses the clinical application of this model as a basis for planning and classifying psychotherapeutic interventions.

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