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Psicologia em Estudo

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LUDWIG, Martha Wallig Brusius; REDIVO, Luciana Balestrin; JORGE, Hericka Zogbi  and  MULLER, Marisa Campio. Psychotherapy and bioethics: linking concepts, improving practicesPsicoterapia y bioetica: aproximando conceptos, perfeccionando prácticas. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.3, pp.603-608. ISSN 1413-7372.

Issues on the link between Psychology, therapy, training and Bioethics are provided and discussed. Current discussion is justified due to the fact that Bioethics has become an important subject in the context of contemporary technological and scientific improvements as a whole. It is thus essential to discuss Bioethics in all its specialties, taking the human being as its focus and center. Since Psychology deals with human beings, it may be highly contribute towards the solution of dilemmas in Bioethics and its importance may be highlighted within this area. Consequently, the manner bioethical principles may be transposed to the psychotherapeutic process is of paramount importance. Current essay reflects on the ethical dilemmas that the psychologist may face, on the use of the Term of Free and Clear Consent (TCLE) in the psychotherapeutic process, professional training, among others. It shall also shed some light on less discussed issues for reflective, albeit not determinant, contributions.

Keywords : Bioethics; Psychotherapy; training.

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