Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2022

Patricia Dotta

The Uniftec University Center , Brazil

Title: Children’s mental illness and family bonds: a case study of a student with learning difficulties


Objective: to understand motives for the learning difficulties of a child with a history of school failure and its relationship with family bonding and yet to apply a neuropsychopedagological intervention. Methodology: it’s characterized by a trial of clinical case with qualitative, exploratory and longitudinal approach. The clinical interpretation was performed through observation, in light of psychoanalytical theory. Were used as instruments: ludic diagnostic interview, the intelligence exam Wechsler Scale Intelligence Test for children WISC-IV, the children’s narratives MacArthur Story Stem Battery, the questionnaire Child Behavior Checklist CBCL (Teachers Version – TRF Teacher Report Form, and the H-T-P test: Home – Tree – Person). Projective design technique. Results: the contestant is 13 years old, and presents severe learning difficulties. Worth mentioning is the presence of psychological suffering, predominantly permeated by internalizing symptoms: anxiety and depression. There are indicators of cognitive commitment, although academic performance is satisfactory. The participant presents parental representations without indicators of affection, protection and help. And weaknesses in his personality structure are evidenced. Discussion: the cognitive deficit of the participant may be a symptom of a family arrangement that is not satisfying to the child's needs. This study suggests binding frailty could be triggering psychological suffering that is disturbing cognitive development. The neuropsychopedagological intervention has enabled the family rescue and reorganization of the bonds, the potentiation of cognitive abilities as the verbal understanding of the student and assured him that the school provides him with an affective and welcoming listening, in the face of fragile family relationships


Psychology from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (2016) and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (2019). Specialization in Neuropsychopedagogy and Neuropsychology by the Leonardo da Vinci-Uniasslevi University Center. Specializing in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Instituto Contemporâneo Instituto de Psicanálise e Transdisciplinaridade. (2022). Clinical psychologist in a private practice. As well as a professor of psychology at the University Center and UNIFTEC Colleges, where she teaches subjects for the undergraduate course in Psychology. School psychologist at the Elisa Tramontina State High School. Experience in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Psychology, working mainly on the following topics: mental health, psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, therapeutic alliance and process and outcome in psychotherapy. Member board at jornal Mental Health & Human Resilience International Journal, IEPP – Jornal of Psychoterapy Reacher And Jornal ESSIP.