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Temas em Psicologia

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BORSA, Juliane Callegaro. Considerations about the training and practice in psychological assessment in Brazil. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.1, pp. 131-143. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this article is to discuss the practice and training of psychological assessment in the Brazilian context. Resolutions and normative documents from the Brazilian Federal Council of Psychology as well as theoretical and empirical reference articles discussing the main difficulties and particularities of psychological assessment in Brazil are presented. Specifically, the article highlights the role of Brazilian higher education institutions on the proper training for psychologists and their ability to conduct a psychological assessment in different contexts. It points toward a necessity to reflect upon the teachings of psychological assessment in undergraduate psychology courses, which still lack sufficient academic time loads, materials and experienced professors. It is understood that basic training and ongoing education are the principal ways to minimize the prejudice in this area and those related to the ethical and technical problems still present in the practice of psychological assessment within the current Brazilian context.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; training of psychologists; psychological tests.

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