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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9690


GUZZO, Raquel S. L.  y  LACERDA JR., Fernando. Empowerment in time of suffering: reflections on psychologist's work and brazilian reality. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.2, pp.231-240. ISSN 0034-9690.

Inserted in a world where globalization and neoliberalism are hegemonic, Brazilian reality is ruled by social dynamics that produces oppression and suffering for most of the population. Psychologists and other professionals who face this reality and its consequences are stained by fear and various difficulties. After addressing current historical processes and its impact over Brazilian context, this article describes a program developed for professionals associated with the Municipal Social Assistance Secretary. The program had a liberatory horizon and aimed to create dialogue and reflection about reality and how to change it. The program had three stages. Assessed dimensions of their work and personal lives. This information was discussed in five three-hour sessions. Finally, the implications of the program were evaluated. Psychosocial processes related to liberation and oppression are discussed. Support: CNPq

Palabras clave : Prevention; Community Psychology; Empowerment; Conscientization.

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