Clinical approach in a communitarian context: an integrating perspective

Liana Fortunato Costa Shyrlene Nunes Brandão About the authors

This paper focuses on a category of intervention which is of clinical nature, although it occurs in a social/community context. We briefly discuss the concepts of clinic and community, so that the development of such intervention may emerge not from the juxtaposition or transposition of approaches, but, above all, that it gives the possibility of reformulating and creating new courses of action. We propose the definition of a practice which reveals an epistemology, which is situated in clinical observation as well as belonging to a context, group, family and political dimension, because it takes place in the complementary zone of interaction among people who are subjects of emotion and affection, however, social beings per excellence.

clinical psychology; community social psychology; psychossociology; community; community intervention

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