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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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REBOUCAS, Melina Séfora Souza  e  DUTRA, Elza. Psychological duty: a contemporary clinical practice. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.1, pp. 19-28. ISSN 1809-6867.

This paper aims to reflect on psychological duty as a contemporary clinical practice, understanding that this type of intervention would be more appropriate in a new conduct of clinical psychology, in which the psychologist should be committed to listening and sheltering the other person wherever they are. With the attempt of presenting a panorama of today’s situation and its main demands, we elaborated a literature review about clinical psychology and human suffering, reflecting political and ethical perspectives and also defending practices that are more consistent with the current reality. Thereby, we can say that psychological duty is a contemporary clinical practice, given that it promotes changes and new possibilities for the ones with psychic demand or any kind of suffering, as it offers them an open space for being listened and understood in their pain, encouraging them to construct a new meaning to their existence in the world.

Palavras-chave : Psychological duty; Phenomenological clinic; Contemporaneity; Clinic listening; Ethics.

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