Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
versión impresa ISSN 0103-166X
SANTOS, Marcia Regina Ribeiro dos y COSTA, Liana Fortunato. Juridical and psychosocial field: relations of power in the decisions of family conflicts. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.4, pp. 553-561. ISSN 0103-166X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2010000400013.
This article discusses, based on the experiences of psychosocial professionals from the "Family Support Services with Civil Action of the Court of Justice in the Federal District and Territories", the relations of power that exist in the family, psychosocial and juridical fields, based on authors of Family Therapy, Juridical Psychology and Sociology that underpin the issues presented. The Lorena case illustrates the power that exists in these relations and in the interrelationships of different social fields, when her maternal and paternal grandparents dispute her custody in court. Even though the psychosocial team has an interest in sharing knowledge with the Legal professionals, it was seen that the power that permeates the fields mentioned here only partially addressed the decision in the litigation. In terms of the future of the family, the effectiveness of the psychosocial workers and the participation of Justice in these disputes are addressed at the end of the paper.
Palabras llave : Family; Psychosocial factors; Social justice; Power.