Psychology and public health system: what are the interfaces?

The Psychology and Public Health System relation is discussed having as a starting point a criticism to the gap between the clinic and politics strongly present in the formation and in the professional practice of the psychologists. Three principles are suggested to the construction of public politics in the health system, which are the inseparability, the autonomy and co-responsibility and the transverseness, being the contribution of Psychology the interchange of these three principles. This paper also emphasizes the importance of the ways to make happen the public politis, pointing out the urge to create some devices which will give support to these politics in the game of conflicts and interests, desires and needs of the different actors who are part of the public health network.

Public Politics; Psychology; Public Health System


Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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