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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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PAPARELLI, Rosélia Bezerra  and  NOGUEIRA-MARTINS, Maria Cezira Fantini. Graduating psychologists: experiences and requirements in psychological duty. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.1, pp. 64-79. ISSN 1414-9893.

The objective of this work is the reflection and the understanding on the preparation of a psychologist and, according to the qualitative approach of the research, the comprehesion of the impact of this reality in the student's life experience, while on duty, in the 5th year of their Psychology courses, and the verification if this insertion would favor the installation of a critical awareness of our social reality. The focusing group technique was used in a sample of 38 students. The obtained material was submitted to thematic analysis. A training program, developed during psychological duties, was taken as a model and performed in a school clinic of a private university in the east side of São Paulo, whose attendance is focused on the needs of the community. The results show that the insertion of the graduating student on psychological attendance made it possible to dissolve the uncertainty instituted in the psychological knowledge and practices, thus contributing to a new construction in the way we consider the old questions, legitimating the need for a revision and questioning of the daily practices that are contextualized in the reality of our population .

Keywords : Health manpower; Psychology applied/ethics; Community mental health services; Professional practice.

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