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QUADROS, Laura Cristina de Toledo  and  PRESTRELO, Eleonôra Torres. On the Tracks of Care: The Affirmation of the Sensitive Dimension of Experience in the Gestaltic Approach. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.spe, pp.864-879. ISSN 1808-4281.

The article in question seeks to discuss the demands, or rather, the calls that the task of acting and teaching Gestalt-therapy brings us, considering some peculiarities that go through this gestaltic practice in the academic context. We emphasize that the central axis of our narrative is based on the idea of care as a practice and intervention in the multiple actions and propositions that constitute the university education in psychology, going through our understanding and performance of the gestaltic clinic. In affirming the sensitive dimension of the gestaltic approach, we discuss the articulation of sensitivity and care as an ontological policy, highlighting the responsibility we have to produce worlds with our practices. In this sense, the text proposes to discuss and to think about our practices during all these years at the intersection between the university, the clinic and life. This movement, therefore, emphasizes the impossibility of separation between such aspects in a visionary approach such as Gestalt-therapy, whose main foundation is experimentation. We conclude by emphasizing the importance of valuing small actions, moving away from a certain spectacularization of this doing, whose political dimension unfolds itself in daily life.

Keywords : gestalt-therapy; care; clinical psychology; sensitive dimension.

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