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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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FEIJOO, Ana Maria Lopez Calvo de  and  PROTASIO, Myriam Moreira. The challenges of the psychological practice: tutelage and choice. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp.167-172. ISSN 1809-6867.

Many approaches may be used for basis of psychological practice. Stemming from the philosophies of Kierkegaard and Heidegger, the phenomenological-existential perspective can establish its position in the fact that the clinic exists in the realm of self-conquest. Our intention in this article is to examine Kierkegaard’s position related to how science, knowledge of life and self-help prescribe what a man should do to avoid boredom, repetitiveness and idleness. In Heidegger, we discuss the affective tonality of anguish and boredom, emphasizing that before we attempt to amuse ourselves, in order to avoid confronting the aforementioned states of mind, it is necessary to be aware of such states, as they open the possibility of a break from the phatic sedentary realm, which leads us to believe that with science, the knowledge of life and self-help we can transform the contingencies according to the sovereignty of will.

Keywords : Clinical psychology; Phenomenology; Philosophy of existence.

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