The First Experience of Clinical Practice on Psychology Students’ Imaginary

  • Sueli Regina Gallo-Belluzzo Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas
  • Elisa Corbett Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas
  • Tania Maria Jose Aiello-Vaisberg Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas

Abstract

Considering the academic development of the psychologist as a complex process which articulates the transmission of scientific knowledge and changes in imaginative activity, we psychoanalytically investigate the collective imaginary of Psychology students regarding the first clinical consultation. We conducted a group interview with 52 undergraduate students, using the Thematic Story-Drawing Procedure as a way to open a dialogical field. The material obtained, through the psychoanalytical method, resulted in the creation/gathering of four affective-emotional meaning fields: “I came, I saw and I conquered”, “I know that I (do not) know”, “I survived and I will save” and “I am and I do”, from which we see an emotionally immature imaginary about the meeting with the patient, since students are more self-centered than concerned with the patient. The overall situation indicates the need for care regarding student academic development, in order to encourage a more mature approach toward the suffering of the other.

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Published
2013-09-01
How to Cite
Gallo-Belluzzo, S., Corbett, E., & Aiello-Vaisberg, T. (2013). The First Experience of Clinical Practice on Psychology Students’ Imaginary. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 23(56), 389-396. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272356201313
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