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Revista Psicologia Política

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SATO, Fernanda Ghiringhello; MARTINS, Raonna Caroline Ronchi; GUEDES, Carina Ferreira  and  ROSA, Miriam Debieux. Group approach in psychoanalysis: questions for contemporaneous political clinic. Rev. psicol. polít. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.40, pp. 484-499. ISSN 1519-549X.

We seek to contribute to the use of group devices in social policy services as a clinical-political strategy of resistance to the logic of individualization and massification of suffering, from the psychoanalytic perspective. We problematize the use, often indiscriminate, of group techniques, topresent ethical and theoretical aspects of Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis guiding the group as a clinical device. Considering the alliances that can unite a group -identification, demand and transfer - with possible effects of massification, we discuss the challenges in sustaining the analyst function when operating this device, which, in the case of the group, will subvert the possible obstacles, transforming them into a living force, into resistance to the discourse of a social group willing to become hegemonic. From our experience with groups in segments of the Social Assistance and Human Rights policy, we bring vignettes of supervisions and experiences in the field, providing debates about groups as a clinical-political practice.

Keywords : group; psychoanalysis, critical social situations; political clinic; resistance.

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