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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão
versão impressa ISSN 1414-9893
GAMA, Carlos Alberto Pegolo da e KODA, Mirna Yamazato. Community psychology and family health program: report of an internship experience. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp.418-429. ISSN 1414-9893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932008000200015.
The present article describes the work derived from a community Psychology internship field carried out in the Family Health care Program (FHcP) in a city located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. We discuss the role of Psychology in the FHcP with the purpose of forming actions which are relevant to the field of public health. We present the constitution process of partnership between the University and the Health Department as well as the activities held during the internship. The interns´ work encompassed the interventions with the patients of the unit and also with the FHcP staff. The experience has evidenced the importance of the work with mental health in the FHcP, especially in regard to the organization of a preventive and promoting health program. Thus we hope to contribute to the development of actions in the field of the Social Community Psychology.
Palavras-chave : Family Health care Program; Mental health; Community Psychology; Prevention and health promotion.