Functional Analysis

One of the topics important to be investigated in the functional analysis is the identification of the disfuncionais thoughts that can be influencing the inadequate behavior socially of the patient. It has others used techniques of evaluation in the mannering cognitiva therapy. Some of them are interview, auto-register, measured of auto-inform, as inventories, direct comment of behavior or performance of papers. These measurement techniques are applied, according to Caballo (2006), before, during and after the treatment, including the period of accompaniment. During the treatment, it is verified form with that the behaviors of the individual if modify and the way as the patient evaluates its proper progress. These evaluations allow to inquire if the chosen intervention was correct or if it is necessary to change the type of intervention that is being carried through. The evaluation after the treatment makes possible an idea of the improvement of the patient and the evaluation in the period of accompaniment serves to explore the degree where the patient kept the changes and if she progressed more with passing of the time.

The use of questionnaires, inventories or scales in the evaluation of the HS can contribute in such a way in the research, how much in the practical clinic. In this, they are viable for getting a fast vision of the problems of the patient, on which if it can question later.