Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia
versão On-line ISSN 1809-5267
POMBO-DE-BARROS, Carolina Fernandes e MARSDEN, Melissa. Analysis of the psychologists practice at the public health sector. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.1, pp. 112-123. ISSN 1809-5267.
The aim of this article is to stand out the possibility and necessity of the psychological clinic be confronted and renewed by a critical analysis. The arguments used are based on the impasses found by the authors on their daily work at two different public health units. In this text, the reader will find a reference of theories about subjectivity, the contributions of other authors on the psychologist's practice at the public heath sector and a critical description of their experiences at public health institutions in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. A not contextualized and an-historical clinical practice is criticized. The importance of developing a socially and politically contextualized work is emphasized, using as basis the contributions brought by the complexity paradigm and the Constructionist Movement.
Palavras-chave : Psychological Clinic; Public health; Subjectivity; Group therapy; Mental health.