The main goals of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and Culture - PPG PsiCC are:

1)    To ensure the presence of a Graduate Program in the area of  Clinical Psychology and Culture that offers both a Masters and a Doctoral degree within the Federal University System of Brazil. It was divised to feel a gap in this field of knowledge in the Central-West region of the country;

2)    To disseminate and strengthen the role and influence of the University of Brasilia in the area of Clinical Psychology in its articulation with Culture and estimulate the  production of knowledge in the Central-West region, by expanding its actions to the  North and Northwest Regions of the country;

3)    To contribute to increase the production of knowledge in the área of Human Sciences, but mainly to foment a contribution of Clinical Psychology to the interdisciplinary debate involving culture;

4)    To capacitate researchers and professors in the  area of Clinical Psychology and Culture to disseminate their knowledge at other Universities throughout the country;

5)    To build consistent and inovative knowledge in the area of Clinical Psychology and Cultural Studies;

6)     To promote/ensure a strong capacitation to graduate students interested in becoming   high-level clinicians-researchers compromised with the establishment of research  groups in other institutions as well as with the development of Community Extension Projects in order to  integrate research and practice that values the interface between Clinical Psychology and  Culture;

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8)    To provide a strong capacitation of Clinical Psychologists focused  on building theoretical rigor,  an investigative capacity, a multidisciplinar approach,  and a critical and ethical posture conduzive with the necessary ethical parameters of the  profession, by promoting:

a) The  integration between the Undergraduate and the Graduate levels, by offering undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in the research activites of graduate students and by stimulating Graduate students to become involved in teaching undergraduate courses and in providing clinical  supervision;

b) The participation of faculty members in the theoretical-clinical debate promoted by professional associations in the areas of Clinical Psychology and  Cultural Studies in the Central-West region as well as in the other regions of the country.

 

Clinical Psychology is a centenary field of knowledge and of intervention in the area of Mental Health.

 

Throughout the XX Century it has grown and diversified, thus  exercising an important role in the cultural field. Clinical Psychology has established  dialogues  with the several areas  of human sciences, such as: philosophy, anthropology, sociology, history, linguistics, psychiatry, pedagogy, critical theory of the arts, and so forth. Given this  context, Clinical Psychology has been summoned to  assume such cultural insertion and multidisciplinary debate  as a constitutive dimension of both its theoretical and  methodological reflections, as well as its praxis.

The theoretical and methodological focus geared towards the insertion of Psychology in the culture by assuming such multidisciplinary dialogue with other areas of the human sciences constitutes the differential aspect of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and Culture - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia Clínica e Cultura (PPG PsiCC).  The Program offers both a Doctorate - PhD and a Masters Degree - MA.

The Program offers its students the contact with a diversity of approaches in the field of Clinical Psychology. It ensures a rigorous reflection regarding their theoretical, epistemological and methodological dimensions as well as their insertion in the culture e and in society. Another fundamental characteristic of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and Culture - PPG PsiCC is the strong articulation between its academic, research, and extension activities.