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MARQUES DA SILVA, Evani Zambon. Legal psychology: a journey in the family courts of the state of São Paulo. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.4, pp.902-917. ISSN 1414-9893.

The contribution of psychology in the conflicts that come to the Judiciary followed the growth and the strengthening of the profession in Brazil. The historical and current issues that increasingly demand the contribution of the psychologist will, in this article, be examined under the light of theoretical and practical construction. The considerations brought were based on the pioneering team of psychologists, on the family courts of the Court of the State of São Paulo and on studies and research that the author performs nationally and internationally. Issues such as academic training in the area of forensic psychology, a psychological evaluation and reporting results translated in the reports will be discussed, and also mentioned the reference to documents of the profession (resolutions, technical references) and the legal framework (the Child and Youth Civil Procedure Code, recommendations of the National Council of Justice and the Court of São Paulo). This judiciary routine requires an active and careful way in dealing with the psychology of complex cases and in preparing to deal with the demands of society itself, which cut across various sciences together, such as law and psychology.

Keywords : Psychology; Forensic psychology; Psychological assessment; Judicial psychological expertise.

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