Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría y Psicoterapia del Niño y del Adolescente

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KALEIDOSCOPIC PROCESS: THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADOLESCENCE FROM TEENAGERS’ AND PARENTS’ POINT OF VIEW

PDF: psiquiatria-65b/11-BODIN-ET-AL-2.pdf | Revista: 65-2 | Año: 2018

Elena Bordin and Massimo Giliberto

ABSTRACT

Looking at adolescence from teenagers and parents’ point of view might channel different narratives about what this process can be and how they both construe their relationship. The present work is a two stages preliminary research: in the first one both adolescents’ and parents’ reciprocal constructions about themselves, the others and adolescence were collected. In the second stage authors presented to the same groups of participants their previously collected perceptions, in the form of Perceiver-Element Grid, and interviewed them about their responses to these. This work will share the outcomes of inviting parents and adolescents to “take the role of the other”, to see themselves through the other’s eyes. Further both clinical and research applications will be discussed.
Key words: Personal Construct Psychology, adolescence, parenthood, parent – adolescents relationship, Perceivers – Elements Grid (PEG).

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