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LARA, Gabriel Amador de  and  MONTEIRO, Janine Kieling. Psychologists in the care of psychosis at CAPS. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.3, pp. 76-93. ISSN 1809-5267.

This research aimed to explore the practices of psychologists in the care of psychoses at CAPS of Santa Catarina state. The methodology used was qualitative, descriptive and transversal. Data collection was made of semi-structured interviews, analyzed through content analysis. A total of 10 psychologists of CAPS I, II and III in four different regions of the state participated. The results showed insufficient training to work with services. Teamwork was satisfactory, with good partnerships and being a source of pleasure to the professionals. The data also showed the evolution of practices developed by psychologists to more approximate of the psychosocial care contained in the proposal of the Brazilian psychiatric reform. The Caps were assessed as being in good quality. Some problems cited were: poor political management of labor, scarcity of resources and low external articulation of some CAPS.

Keywords : Psychologists; Mental health; Psychosis.

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