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PORTO, Madge  and  BUCHER-MALUSCHKE, Júlia S. N. F. Violence, women and psychological care in the Amazonia and the Distrito Federal. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.297-306. ISSN 1413-7372.

The aim of this study is to know how psychologists understand issues relating to the identification of violence against women in the care they undertake and how to explain the motivations for some of them remain in relationships mediated by violence. This is an exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study that used the Internet for data collection. We obtained 24 questionnaires online from psychologists enrolled in CRP 01. It was found that they identify violence especially when expressed verbally by the battered woman and that only two use specific instrument for the identification of this type of experience called "routine screening". It has been identified as major determinants for the permanence of some women in violent situations, the economic and emotional dependencies, as well as secondary gains they could obtain from these relations. We conclude that it is necessary to deepen the studies on the role of psychologists and clinical psychology in the context of violence against women.

Keywords : Violence against women; psychological practices; psychologists.

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