Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
Print version ISSN 1413-8557
MARCAL, Viviane Prado Buiatti and SILVA, Silvia Maria Cintra da. Educational related complaints in public mental health clinics: pratice and concepts. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.1, pp. 121-131. ISSN 1413-8557.
The present study refers to a survey performed together with psychologists who work in the public network of Mental Health in Minas Gerais. It aims to verify the nature of educational complaints as well as the assistance and comprehension of the professional in regards to them. A great demand of educational complaints among children between 5-13 years, the majority coming from schools, was analyzed. As for the comprehension of the complaint which was found to be essentially clinical and disconnected to the school, it was observed that the concept that mainly emotional issues exist behind the complaint and that the family is directly related to the difficulties of the children’s learning prevails. This study confirms data of other studies in the educational field which share the same theoretical reference used here, indicating the urgency to revise the curriculum of courses that train psychologists so as to better prepare them.
Keywords : Educational assessment; Psychological theories; Applied Psychology.