Professional Master's Degree in Psychology and Health Interventions

Professional Master's Degree in Psychology and Health Interventions


Postgraduate mode stricto sensu proposed by CAPES-MEC Ordinance No. 080, of December 16, 1998, later updated by Ordinance No. 17, of December 28, 2009, of CAPES (Coordination of Higher Education Personnel). With a duration of 24 months, the course is aimed at college graduates who want to deepen their studies, with a technical and innovative focus.

The Professional Master's Degree in Psychology and Health Interventions presents an organizational design that offers classes mostly on Fridays and Saturdays; a staff of professors with recognized expertise in their area of ​​expertise; and a curricular structure that includes theoretical and practical subjects (these in outpatient contexts), focusing on the development and systematization of care technologies, professional improvement, empowerment and the creation of innovative solutions for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, health promotion, care and attention from a broader perspective, which involves mental health and the processes of psychosocial experience.

With the purpose of training qualified professionals for the exercise of an advanced and transformative occupational practice, the Professional Master's Degree in Psychology and Health Interventions aims to train professionals in psychology and related areas to carry out research applied to intervention processes in extended, outpatient and in hospital settings. From this perspective, the course proposes to develop care technologies and contemplate emerging themes in psychology and health, linking theoretical-methodological knowledge with its applicability in the fields of action, thus investing in the strengthening of health psychology in the Northeast and in the country.

Specific objectives:

- expand the theoretical-methodological and scientific repertoire for clinical practice in health contexts;
- develop critical capacity and autonomy in the development of research applied to health practice contexts;
- promote the formation of independent researchers, with broad knowledge about different clinical work processes and their potential for scientific production;
- to encourage the articulation of professionals and companies with complementary vocations for the development of technological solutions for health care.

Profile of the professional to be trained

This program aims to prepare psychologists and professionals graduated in the field of health and the like, to understand and act in health care contexts in a reflective, critical way, with high technical and ethical competence.

The Professional Master's aims at professional improvement, in a logic that interweaves attitudinal, technical and conceptual skills. Thus, it is organized in such a way as to combine theory, experience, environment and individual capacities, considering that the construction of know-how, in the context of health praxis, has a practical-social character, anchored in the principles of the Unified System of Health – SUS, namely: universality, integrality and equity.

Areas of Concentration

  • Psychology and Health

It focuses its studies on the development of research and on the identification of problems and solutions in the contexts of hospital, outpatient or primary care practice, involving interventions of clinical scope and care, whether individual or collective, in order to promote a more critical professional performance, reflective and creative in the work environment. For this, it anchors its structure in two lines of research: "Psychology and Interventions in a Hospital Context" and "Care Practices and Processes and Interventions in Extended Clinics".

Research lines

Psychology and Health
Research lines:

  • Care Practices and Intervention Processes in Extended Clinic

Primary and secondary care are fields with different levels of complexity and encompass a large theoretical-methodological plurality and professional practices in the context of prevention, promotion and assistance to people in situations of vulnerability, exclusion, processes of illness and suffering psychic. This line of research promotes investigations in these contexts, prioritizing interventions of a clinical nature, development of assessment and care tools that allow the production of a greater degree of autonomy in the relationship of subjects with their way of being in the world, discussing social and involved.

It develops studies and tools arising from psychological knowledge applied to different care practices in the field of extended or outpatient clinic and in Mental Health. Includes analysis of risk factors; psychosocial support; prevention, humanization, protection and health care strategies for young people in a context of vulnerability; children and adolescents with Developmental Disorders, with an emphasis on the Autistic Spectrum and metabolic disorders; people with mental disorders, carriers of HTLV; and it also includes research applied to the gender identities, violence and health of the black population.

  • Psychology and Interventions in Hospital Settings

Based on different theoretical-methodological references, it develops studies that focus on the improvement of professionals and the development of investigations and care technologies at the interface between Psychology and the various health problems in hospital spaces. Its objective is to increase knowledge and develop light and care technologies that expand the contribution potential of Psychology in these territories.

The hospital context is a complex scenario that brings together situations that involve different levels of psychological distress and an uncountable variety of care practices that include patients, family members, professionals and teams that require specialized care. This line of research promotes articulating research on work processes that encompass various techniques and tools for reception, monitoring, evaluation, communication, psychoprophylactic practices; involving patients (adults, children, elderly), family members, teams, but also processes of humanization and training of health workers and professionals.

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