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SOUSA, Valdemar Donizeti de  and  CURY, Vera Engler. Psychology and basic attention: experiences of trainees in Family Health Strategy. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, suppl.1, pp.1429-1438. ISSN 1678-4561.

This study shows a qualitative research based on a humanist theory in relation to the experiences of trainees from the psychology course of PUC-Campinas, that are participating in family health teams in the areas of Health/Clinic and basic attention in public health. The participants were six trainees in the last year of the course and located in two Health-School Centers in the Northwest region of Campinas. The methodology used was an ethnographic view. The processes of data composition were produced in two different moments: a) by weekly register on the trainee's personal diary during five months; b) semi-directed individual interviews at the end of the term. These data were analyzed according to a phenomenological reading. It was found evolutive stages in the process of the trainee formation. Initially, the experience was lived with surprise and strangeness, resulting in contradictory feelings of innapropriation to their inexperience to work in teams. On the other hand, because they were well received by the group, there was a personal transformation considered to be very enriching, symbolized as a single felling of belonging, motivating efforts to a creative and integrating clinic practice.

Keywords : Psychological practice in institution; Family health; Humanistic psychology; Psychologists training.

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