Our lines of research Investigations in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Practices: fundamentals, procedures and interlocutions are committed to the human suffering and the living conditions of the human being at the present time. The preventive perspective, the development of clinical models that can be used in different working situations, especially institutional, are principles present in the research carried out in the Program, although we have lines of research whose fundamental subject is prevention or institution.
We hold monthly seminars among the professors of the Program in order to improve the educational and scientific project that governs our work. At these meetings we focused on the network of disciplines offered by our teachers, with the concern of maintaining a greater integration between them and between the lines and research projects of the Program.
Investigations in Psychoanalysis (Finished in 2020)
Clinical Practices: fundamentals, procedures and interlocutions (Finished in 2020)
Four (4) New Lines starting in 2021
Psychoanalysis, suffering and politics
It investigates clinical and social expressions of suffering based on concepts and methods proposed by psychoanalysis. Relating political and discursive conditions, it evaluates epistemically and ethically the strategies for transforming suffering in a public and private context, in institutions and communities, with an emphasis on health. His research projects involve: critical examination of clinical procedures with subjects under vulnerable conditions, notably when referenced by race, class or gender markers; the foundation of diagnostic rationales; the study of the social inscription of symptoms and the history of the formation of social pathologies as a way of operating on recognition, subjectivation and listening policies. The researches aim to mobilize critical and philosophical social theories for the psychoanalytic and political confrontation of the suffering experience.
Psychoanalysis, intersubjectivity and binding configurations
It investigates subjectivities – their production, their sufferings – in the context of their environment and their bonds, seeking the development and improvement of psychoanalytic clinical devices supported by an ethics of care. Not only is the interest in the individual clinic, but also in the clinic for couples and families, groups and institutions, and old age. There are four privileged fields of research: 1. Understanding the intersubjective interactions and the constitutive bonds of the human; 2. Development and improvement of care devices, also called “social technologies”; 3. History and epistemology of psychoanalysis, in order to contribute to the understanding of its transformations in contemporaneity; and 4. The interdisciplinary nature of clinical work in health facilities, schools, legal and social assistance institutions.
Clinical interventions in mental health: diagnosis, therapeutic action and prevention
It investigates clinical intervention with different methodologies and in different contexts, seeking to develop diagnostic, intervention and prevention procedures for the care and preservation of human mental health. Its privileged fields of research are: 1. Psychological assessment through projective, expressive, perceptive and neuropsychological procedures. 2. Individual clinical interventions, in the family, institutions and social groups. 3. Short and medium term treatments and evaluation of psychotherapies. 4. Evaluation and implementation of preventive interventions in dialogue with public policies.
Investigation of the clinical situation: an interdisciplinary perspective
It investigates the clinical situation, understood as professional availability to understand and care for human suffering, approached from an understanding of the ethos of the human condition. This research vertex implies approaching the human being through complex and polyphonic thinking, which demands an interdisciplinary dialogue between clinical psychology and philosophy, anthropology, sociology, medicine, theology. Its privileged fields of investigation are: the clinical situation and human ethos; spirituality in mental health; clinical management through cultural objects.