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Community-Clinical Psychology in Venezuela: Looking ahead

Community-Clinical Psychology in Venezuela: Looking ahead

Maritza Montero, and Maribel Gonçalves de Freitas
Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)
Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello” (UCAB)

Abstract
In this paper we describe how at the beginning of this century a project to create a graduate course in Community Clinical Psychology started at Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello”, with the community psychology area directed by the first author. The initial errors, subsequent corrections and achievements so far produced are analyzed. And the central focus is put on aiming to construct a sub-discipline not for the community or in it, carried out in the usual ways of doing clinical psychology; but a clinical-community psychology taking place within the community, with its participation. The bases sustaining this project are rooted on an integral and situated conception of health; an active and dynamic conception of human beings as daily constructors of their lives, and a conception of the community as an agent of health. The initial and the current objectives are analyzed, as well as the achievements so far obtained, looking ahead for a better future, while developing today the roots for a better future.

Key words: Clinical Community Psychology. New therapies. Community health. Mental health.
 


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Maritza Montero & Maribel Gonçalves de Freitas

Maritza Montero & Maribel Gonçalves de Freitas
Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)
Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello” (UCAB)


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Keywords: Clinical Community Psychology. New therapies. Community health. Mental health, gjcpp, 2nd ICCP