ISSN: ISSN: 2471-9900
Among the few researches on internalizing problems intervention that include parents in the treatment it is noticed a wide absence of information about the clinical process with this specific population which leads to intervention success or failure. The analysis of the intervention process is important in the context of Evidence-Based Psychology, because it describes mechanisms and their possible connections with the results, what can contribute to the development of therapists and to optimize public mental health services. In this context, the current study has as general objective describing what did happen in the process of three well succeeded interventions with mothers of children with internalizing problems. The study evaluated the frequency and types of complaints, frequency and types of content developed, as well as correlated behaviors of therapist and clients. The data were obtained by content analysis, through categorizing the sessions’ reports of three single cases intervention. Non-parametric statistical analyses were proceeded. The most common complaints and themes were negative parental practice and skilful expression of positive and negative feelings. The participants complained about non diagnosed externalizing problems and had a tendency to punish the children’s confronting skill. The therapist most common behaviors were reflection requesting, empathy, and interpretation. The clients demonstrated high frequency of relationship establishment. The correlations between the therapist and the clients’ behaviors were debated based on the premises of the procedure and variations due to the flexibility and individualized application for each client.