Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica
versão ISSN 1809-6867
VERGILIO, Silvia Regina e HOLANDA, Adriano Furtado. The spiritist mediumnic appointments and their relations with the clinical psichology. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp. 173-182. ISSN 1809-6867.
Mediumnic appointments are a common practice in diverse Brazilian religions, particularly the Kardecist Spiritism. In this context, the appointments have the goal of helping spirits, who speak through a medium during dialogs, similarly to a religious counseling. Spite of its space in the Brazilian culture, this religious practice has been few investigated in the psychological literature, and this fact is a motivation to the present work, which has as study subject the mediunic appointments and their interrelations with the clinical Psychology. From an observational register of a mediumnic appointment, its characterization was obtained to better understand its articulations with the human suffering and Psychology. As a result of this work it was observed that there are many similarities in the techniques adopted by the leader of these appointments and the clinical psychologist. In addition to this, the religious language is a privileged instrument for dialogue. To understand this language can help psychologist to deal properly with the mediumnic phenomenon during the therapeutic process.
Palavras-chave : Psychology of religion; Psychological counseling; Spiritism; Clinical psychology.