Subjective mobilization of workers from a Psychosocial Care Center for Alcohol and Drugs: intervention in worker’s health through the psychodynamic work clinic

Katiusci Lehnhard Machado Carmem Lúcia Colomé Beck Cláudia Maria Perrone Alexa Pupiara Flores Coelho Raíssa Ottes Vasconcelos About the authors

Abstract

Objective:

to know about the subjective mobilization forms used by the workers from a Psychosocial Care Center for Alcohol and Drugs.

Methods:

qualitative intervention research employing the Work Clinic methodology. Five group sessions were held, involving sixteen workers from the center mental health service. Thematic content analysis was carried out to interpret the findings.

Results:

workers do not feel valued and supported by their hierarchic superiors in aspects that give meaning to their work. This interferes in the construction of their identity and in their engagement in the activity they are involved in. To cope with this situation, workers adopt defensive strategies and trigger subjective mobilizations. Discussion spaces contribute to decrease workers’ anxiety, relieve exhaustion and help them to stand it. Through cooperation, pleasurable experiences are obtained in socio-professional relations.

Conclusion:

cooperation and aggregation of the work collective represent the workers’ main subjective mobilization movement.

Keywords:
mental health community services; mental health services; occupational health

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