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LIMA, Mônica  and  SANTOS, Lívia. Education for Psychologists in multi-professional residencies: transdisciplinarity, professional body, and mental health. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.126-141. ISSN 1414-9893.

The objective of this study is to discuss the education of psychologists within multi-professional residencies, considering the meanings and the sense constructed by the residents and tutors about the daily learning process during work. The focus of the study is the first group of residents in a multi-professional residency in collective health with emphasis in mental health. The residency started in 2008 with 15 residents from six different areas, three of them from psychology. The study’s theoretical-methodological base was inspired by a line of the social psychology of discursive practices and meaning production, and on the ethnographic writings from interpretative anthropology. For data gathering, the study used semistructured interviews with the residents, a focus group with the tutors, as well as a field diary. The analysis of the interpretative repertoires of the psychology residents and other interviewees was organized into two main areas: psychology as an area of knowledge and as an area of construction. The participation of the psychologists in the multi-professional residency tends to refine the abilities of their professional body congruent with the needs of the field of mental health. This residency is inclined to provide a transdisciplinary education, once it is attentive to the subjective dimension of the education of the residents.

Keywords : Non-medical residency; Psychologist education; Mental health; Transdisciplinarity.

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