Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
versão impressa ISSN 1415-4714
BERLINCK, Manoel Tosta; MAGTAZ, Ana Cecília e TEIXEIRA, Mônica. Mental Health Laboratory: research project. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp. 21-28. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142008000100003.
The Brazilian psychiatric reform resulted in new ways of caring for patients and new clinical practices. In the process, it brought with it innovative practical activities in mental health. This research project is intended as a contribution to the advance of knowledge regarding these new clinical practices. For this purpose, the author suggests the establishment of a Mental Health Laboratory, that is, a permanent research group to bring together workers in mental health to describe and discuss their clinical experiences. The objectives of this project are to: 1) set up an archive of clinical experiences of workers in mental health; 2) Transform clinical experiences into socially shared experiences, and, 3) Set up a databank on clinical practices in the scope of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform for use by workers and researchers.
Palavras-chave : Brazilian Psychiatric Reform; mental health; clinical practice.