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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


SANCHEZ PASCUAL, María et al. The measurement of reflective capacity: instruments available in Spanish and pending tasks. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.127, pp.487-510. ISSN 2340-2733.

Introduction: The measurement of reflective functioning has become a central aspect for evaluation and processes investigation in psychotherapy. Material and method: A systematic review of the proposed instruments for measuring reflective functioning was performed, updating that one realized by Luyten in 2011. A review of validated instruments in Spanish was also performed. Results: Questionnaires, interviews, experimental and projective tests indicated for the measurement of reflective functioning were found. Conclusions: At the current time, instruments validated in Spanish are absent to be able to perform investigations in this field. For this reason, recommendations for evaluators training, testing validated instruments in clinical samples and validation of non-available instruments in Spanish are performed.

Keywords : test; mentalizing; mentalization; reflective functioning; scale; interview; questionnaire; measure.

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