Playing and Its Importance in the Child Psychoanalytic Therapeutic Process

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Daniela Ponciano
Ellen Fernanda Klinger
João Victor Ponciano
Thamires Reis Amorim
Deusimar Noleto Soares


When it comes to playing, there is the impression that this is something recreational and fun; however, for psychology and psychoanalysis, this goes beyond recreational lines. Playing has a significant value in human development. This study sought to show the importance of playing in the child's life and in the therapeutic process from the perspective of the psychoanalyst. For psychoanalysis, playing is used as an instrument of evaluation and intervention, allowing the analyst to monitor the child's emotional development. We understand the child's playful activity as an expression of their desires, traumas and the elaboration of their conflicts.

Play, child development, psychoanalysis, psychoanalysis with children.

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Ponciano, D., Klinger, E. F., Ponciano, J. V., Amorim, T. R., & Soares, D. N. (2020). Playing and Its Importance in the Child Psychoanalytic Therapeutic Process. International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal, 14(2), 12-16.
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