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Psicologia & Sociedade

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MOTTA, Roberta Fin  and  SCARPARO, Helena Beatriz Kochenborger. Psychology in social assistance: transit, crossing. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.230-239. ISSN 1807-0310.

This article reports a research on the processes of articulation between the construction of psychological practices and social assistance. The study was carried out through life narratives and professionals of psychology that work or have worked in the field of Social Assistance since the 1990s in the city of Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. The collection and analysis of these narratives was used as methodological strategy, As a methodological strategy, the collection and analysis of narratives was used, have as referencial theoretician, the social constructionist. Among the obtained results, the mismatch between the training and the professional performance can be highlighted and finally, the idea that the public politics of social assistance is a poorly explored crossing to the other social politics.

Keywords : narratives; psychology; social assistance.

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