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Psicologia Clínica

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Abstract

SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio. Spirituality and Brazilianness in ethnopsychological clinic. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2017, vol.29, n.2, pp. 319-338. ISSN 0103-5665.

The aim of this study is to discuss how spirituality and Brazilianness can be incorporated into ethnopsychological clinic. It is a case study supported in qualitative research from the psychotherapeutic process conducted with an elderly in a therapeutic space built in Umbanda yard which is goer. The analysis corpus consists of transcriptions of meetings and reports prepared after the calls, who composed two clinical vignettes. In the first vignette, the participant constantly evokes elements as uprightness of character, courage and respect for nature as marks transmitted by their indigenous origin. In the second vignette, the frequent mention of a spirit prophecy reveals the need to be heard and understood in terms of their values and beliefs, especially with family. The ethnopsychological clinic, pregnant with Brazilianness running through myths, beliefs and aspects of the mixed spirituality that make up the Brazilian people, may be invoked to understand the request for help and, more than that, accompany the participant in crossing his psychotherapeutic process. Welcome spirituality, therefore, is the need to include Brazilianness elements crossing practices, knowledge and beliefs transmitted by the community.

Keywords : psychotherapy; ethnopsychology; spirituality; Umbanda.

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