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CONSTANTINIDIS, Teresinha Cid; CID, Maria Fernanda Barboza; SANTANA, Lenise Moraes  and  RENO, Suzana Rodrigues. Conceptions of mental health professionals about the therapeutic activity in the CAPS. Temas psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.26, n.2, pp. 911-926. ISSN 1413-389X.

This is a qualitative research of exploratory design on the conceptions of mental health professionals about the use of therapeutic activities in their practices in psychosocial care centers (CAPS). Understanding the knowledge that subjects the use of therapeutic activity is of paramount importance in the evaluation of services and in the construction of new models of mental health. Three focal groups were held with professionals from three CAPS cities in the southeast region of the country. The analysis of the data was done through content analysis of thematic modality. The articulated analysis with the theoretical reference concerning the paradigm of the practices in mental health pointed out that the professionals recognize the activities carried out in a decentred clinic of the symptom and the medicalization of the mental disorder, as a form of reception, centered in the therapeutic process, but with few mentions Concrete actions in the territory and community integration of people with mental disorders.

Keywords : Therapeutic activity; deinstitutionalization; care production in mental health.

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