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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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ESTRADA, Juan Carlos Jaramillo  and  CASILIMAS, Carlos Arturo Sandoval. The clinical pychology and the contemporary subject. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.3, pp. 45-55. ISSN 2177-093X.

Clinical psychology faces tensions and challenges derived from the characteristics and needs of the contemporary subjects. Therefore, we discuss the traditional subject that has been the basis of psychology, the differences with the contemporary subject and the consequences of the mentioned differences for her, finding four basic tensions: the progress relativization, the question to adjustment and responsibility as normalizing premises, and desire urgency as basic ethical criterion. These imply new problematic and requirements for the clinical psychology, which is confronted with ontological, epistemological and methodological foundations forcing the revision of formative and conceptual suppositions, in addition to strategies of intervention. In conclusion, there is a need of deep review of the clinical psychology allowing a normalization of the formative, conceptual and applied processes, in order to make it pertinent to the characteristics and needs of the contemporary subjects.

Keywords : Clinical Psychology; subjects; contemporaneity.

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