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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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RODRIGUES, Patrícia Matte; ARPINI, Dorian Mônica  and  KOSTULSKI, Camila Almeida. Training in graduation in psychology in SUS: perceptions of residents in psychology. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.2, pp. 141-154. ISSN 2177-093X.

INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to approach the academic training of psychologists linked to Multiprofessional Residence for the Brazilian National Health Service (SUS). METHOD: Therefore, there was conducted a qualitative research with residents in psychology whose fields of study were Community and Family Health and Primary Healthcare in Public Health − these were part of two Residence Programs located in the south of Brazil. For data collection, it was used semi-structured interviews, which analysis was based on the thematic content analysis. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS: There were perceived moves of approaching among undergraduate psychology courses with themes such as SUS, Public Health, and Public Policies, which seems to promote proximity of psychologists to this area of practice. CONCLUSIONS: Final considerations indicate potentialities and impasses in the training of undergraduate psychology for work in SUS and primary care.

Keywords : professional training; public policies; Sistema Único de Saúde; psychologist; health residences.

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