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MELLO, Raquel Antunes de  and  TEO, Carla Rosane Paz Arruda. Psychology: between Practice and Training for the Unified Health System. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2019, vol.39, e186511.  Epub Nov 28, 2019. ISSN 1414-9893.

With the development and implementation of several public policies, psychology has been reconfiguring itself and entering public health spaces. This article aims to analyze how training and professional performance of the psychologist in the Unified Health System, at the level of Primary Care, have been mentioned in the scientific literature. For that, a descriptive bibliographical research was carried out with a qualitative approach, based on the criteria of the integrative literature review, considering the importance of delineating the state of the art referring to the subject studied. The research occurred from a search in the Virtual Health Library between December 2016 and January 2017. Initially, 553 articles were identified. From the inclusion and exclusion criteria, a set of 22 articles resulted in the research corpus. The analysis of the selected articles showed that the priority of the studies is set in performance and not in training, although it is emphasized that both are intrinsically linked. It should be noted that, according to the studies analyzed, professionals replicate, in their work, the traditional hegemonic clinic models seized in their training process. Alternatives for the transformation of this scenario are changes in training that range from the curricular components dedicated to public health and Primary Care to the creation of spaces for reflection, and practices under the prism of institutional analysis, social psychology and community, that seek to broaden the view on the subject and his subjectivity.

Keywords : Psychologist performance; Psychologist Education; Single Health System.

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