Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
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CARDOSO, Claudia Lins. Therapeutical groups in gestaltic approach: a proposal of clinical interaction in communities. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1808-4281.
This article originates from the project Insertion of the Psychologist in the Program of Family Health, developed between 1998 and 2004, with patients with diabetes and hypertension, in a partnership between the Psychology Department of Federal University of Minas Gerais and Municipal Secretariat of Health in Vespasiano (MG). The project was about clinical assistance to the less favored population, culturally and economically, which frequents the PFH. It has the purpose of introducing a proposal of therapeutical groups in the clinical work with people from needy communities, using the premises of Gestalt-therapy. In order to do that, the presentation will explain how the philosophical grounding of Gestalt-therapy and theoretical premises support the methodology and the work of the clinical psychologist, as for working the expansion of consciousness of the group members, facilitating their communication and developing their potentials, in order to use them to help them to appropriately meet their needs. The reflections on the field experience show that therapeutical groups became a worthy clinical assistance modality on the work of the population carried for.
Keywords : Groups; Gestalt-therapy; Community.