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CRUZ, Silvia Helena Vieira. Maria Helena, my supervisor. Psicol. USP [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp.529-550. ISSN 0103-6564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642011005000026.
Meeting Professor Maria Helena Patto at the undergraduate program in Psychology profoundly influenced my theoretical, political, and professional options. Her ideas and positions acquired more sense throughout her supervision when preparing my dissertation and doctoral thesis. In the dissertation, I heard a group of poor children to analyze the changes at the representation of school suffered during the first year of frequency in this institution. The thesis investigates how the school took control of the Basic Cycle, in order to understand the process of change they were getting through. In these studies, it became clear that it needs to grasp the perspective of various individuals who are part of educational institutions and seek to situate the historical facts, considering relations with the socio-economic, political and cultural context. That and the ability to get disgusted in situations that violate human dignity are a part of my learning from Maria Helena.
Keywords : Counselor characteristics; Educational counseling; Methodology; School environment.