It was published in a book of minutes of the III Congress of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, the article referring to the study presented at this congress by the psychologist of the team of Villa Ramadas, Dr. Tânia Caetano.
The study aimed to understand the impact of therapeutic intervention through the Change & Grow® Model (model used in the Villa Ramadas center) in the emotional domain of patients undergoing treatment. It was intended to study the emotions of adepts, namely repertoire, differentiation, expressiveness and emotional regulation, in different stages of the therapeutic process and in the various principles of Change & Grow®.
A sample of 44 adolescent patients of both genders, aged between 14 and 58 years, who underwent treatment at Villa Ramadas were used. The results showed that individuals who are at the end of treatment have a greater emotional repertoire, greater ability to distinguish subtle differences between similar emotions and less difficulties of emotional regulation.
Therapeutic intervention through the Change & Grow® Model showed significant improvements at the level of the study variables related to the emotional domain.