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Resources for therapeutic work with families in Brazilian mental health care

Grant number: 15/11483-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Carla Guanaes Lorenzi
Grantee:Pedro Pablo Sampaio Martins
Supervisor abroad: Sheila McNamee
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of New Hampshire (UNH), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/15185-6 - Conversational Resources for the Expanded Clinic with Families in Mental Health, BP.DR


This project is a way to broaden the aims of a doctoral project in progress, called "Family Therapy as Expanded Clinic in Mental Health Care". This doctoral project aims to analyze the approximation of a practice of family therapy to the notion of expanded clinic in mental health care. The present project is proposed as a research internship abroad, and it adds a new specific aim to the broader study: to describe how, from within the particularities of the therapeutic conversation, therapists and families work out the expansion of the domains of family therapy clinical practice. Specifically, it aims to describe the conversational resources to which therapists and families turn in those moments when an intervention fits the description of the expanded clinic that has emerged through the review of literature. The material to be analyzed is a database of the transcripts of 33 family therapy sessions (three family cases) that were carried out in a Psychiatric Day Hospital in Brazil. These materials will be analyzed drawing on techniques from social constructionist discourse analysis, which understands language in its performative character. This analysis will focus on understanding how the expansion of clinical practices is crafted at the most local of levels: the clinical encounters in health services. It ultimately aims at describing practical therapeutic resources for those professionals who are interested in working within a critical and transformative frame in Brazilian mental health care, i.e., an expanded clinic. (AU)

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SAMPAIO MARTINS, PEDRO PABLO; MCNAMEE, SHEILA; GUANAES-LORENZI, CARLA. Conversational Resources for Clinical Practice with Families: Social Construction in Action. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, v. 38, n. 3, p. 433-445, . (13/15185-6, 15/11483-8)

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