Un protocolo de análisis contingencial : aproximación a la validez de contenido
Delgadillo Romero, María Camila
Contingencial analysis is an alternative to previously developed psychological evaluation models (psychopathological, psychodynamic, family systemic therapy, humanistic and cognitive-behavioral), which seeks to define the problems of the consultants based on the relationships between their behavior, the behavior of others and the social practices in which both are circumscribed. In order to validate an evaluation protocol based on the contingencial analysis, three experienced clinical psychologists analyzed each of the proposed categories: initial data, identification of microcontingency relationships, definition of macrocontingency relationships, genesis of the problem, analysis of solutions and intervention procedures; based on the criteria of clarity (degree in which the item is presented in a precise and clear way, which allows its easy comprehension) and pertinence (correspondence between the content of the item and the dimension for which it will be used). The results indicate that each of the categories of the protocol allow to adequately evaluate the problems of the consultants because all of them were considered as relevant, however, some aspects need to be modify considering that they are not clear enough to be understandable, probably by the use of technical language, which would lead to errors in the evaluation process.