O carácter relacional em Psicologia
: análise de experiências de relacionamento humano terapêuticas

  • Ana Paula Marques de Almeida e Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present study aims to examine the ‘relational logic’ that presents itself as a theoretical basis for an appropriate therapy of many problems and difficulties of modern man We proceeded to the analysis of a group context of a religious nature in order to realize its logical therapy - experiences of human relations that encouraged the creation of different meanings in relation to life. The choice of the object of study fell in a group called Catholic Charismatic Movement. The analysis was based on qualitative methods with special emphasis on the phenomenological method to observe this human phenomenon from a relationship between the researcher and the object of study, allowing to understand the experiences of members before and after entry into the movement, as well as the transformations that were derived therefrom. From the study it was clear the biological need to be in-relation-with-others. The issue of relatedness, punctuated by feeling, proved to be extremely important in contexts where one seeks help; this presents the human being as a relational being par excellence.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Supervisor João Carlos Monteiro Major Silva (Supervisor)


  • Relatedness
  • Catholic charismatic movement
  • Psychology of groups
  • Psychotherapy


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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