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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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ALBERTO, Maria de Fátima Pereira et al. The role of the psychologist and of the entities with children and adolescent in risk situation. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.3, pp. 558-573. ISSN 1414-9893.

This article presents data from a research that intend to identify what kind of activity is developed by the psychologists and their entities who are responsible for taking care of children and adolescents in risk situation. In order to collect data, 21 semi-structured interviews were done with agents and psychologists of those entities. The data acquired by these interviews were categorized by the Bardin’s analysis of thematic content. The majority of the individuals who are attended by the investigated institutions are from lower class and aged between 7 and 18 years old. Some of the activities developed by the institutions includes judicial, psychosocial, psychotherapist, medical and educational support. Throughout the results, it was possible to notice an overposition of roles among Governmental Organizations, councils and Nom-Governmental Organizations. Regarding the activities developed in these institutions, a conception grounded in a clinical and individual model stood out. Both the institutions and psychologists are lacking in clarity on their role next to public policies directed to children and adolescents in risk situation.

Palavras-chave : Childhood; Adolescence; Risk situation; Psychologist’s role.

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