The Technical Consultation: How to promote a shared parenthood? The parents’ point of view

Journal title INTERAZIONI
Author/s Marina Mombelli, Sara Molgora
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/2
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 85-96 File size 816 KB
DOI 10.3280/INT2012-002008
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Although the importance of a "good practice" of the parental functions in case of separation and divorce is supported by clinical evidence, very little support is provided by empirical studies, specially if the parental function is considered not only from an individual perspective, but also from a relational perspective. Based on the hypothesis that the Technical Consultation (TC) might improve the parental function, the present study investigates the effectiveness and the value of TC interventions in enhancing and supporting shared parenthood. A semi-structured interview specifically developed for the current research was administered to 16 parents after a TC intervention. The interviews were audio-taped and then analyzed using the software for textual analysis T-LAB. The current study reports the findings of the analyses conducted on the whole body text on the basis of the variable "question". These findings suggest the TC facilitates changes on a personal level and on an interpersonal- relational level as well. In particular, the consultant seems to have the role of "helmsman", although the participants’ position of commitment and trust remains very important.

Keywords: TC, shared parenthood, textual analysis, change.

Marina Mombelli, Sara Molgora, La CTU: come promuovere una genitorialità condivisa? Il punto di vista dei genitori in "INTERAZIONI" 2/2012, pp 85-96, DOI: 10.3280/INT2012-002008