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Psychoanalysis and public policies: recyclable material collectors and the social bond in the psychotherapeutic group

Grant number: 13/03272-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal researcher:Sílvio José Benelli
Grantee:João Elias Cury Junior
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Our aim in this research is to contribute to the discussion and the betterment of the practices in Psychology towards Psychosocial Care in the field of public policies, which involve the themes of psychoanalysis and subjectivity relating them to the area of cooperative work in garbage recycling. From the offer of psychotherapeutic listening in a group, guided by Freud and Lacan's psychoanalysis, we intend to study the subjectivity produced in the context of recyclable material collectors who are organized in cooperatives and the potential effects on the subject in psychic suffering who disposes oneself to undergo a clinical trajectory which is based on an ethics and on a technique that are consonant with production of singularity, therefore, a non-subject-submitting one. Theoretical contributions of Dialectical Materialism, of Philosophy of Difference and of Institutional Analysis will also allow to broaden the researcher's listening in face of the signifier motion that is produced by the waste collector, so as to understand how one weaves and deals with the representations of oneself - which, in turn, are pervaded by the social role through which the subject inserts himself into existence: the role of dealing with waste. The clinical work, allied with a bibliographical review which, in addition to the theoretical vectors already mentioned, contemplates texts related to cooperative work and to official documents of the Mental Health field and the policy of residues, shall orient our action and reflection on psychoanalysis in the modality of group attendance; which will ultimately fall upon an elaboration regarding the viability of psychoanalysis in those environments, as well as upon a criticism of the capitalist mode of production and of what this mode generates/offers in the field of Mental Health by means of its practices and care policies.Key words: Psychoanalysis, Psychosocial Care, Psychotherapeutic Group, Recyclable Material Collectors, Public Policies.

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