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The Course:

The activities are divided in theoretical classes, practice in the laboratory and many options of extracurricular activity. There are three majors in this course: Psychology, Human Development and Educational Processes; Psychology, Prevention Processes, Community’s Promotion of Health; and Psychology and Clinical Processes. In addition to these majors, there are the possibilities of studying Organizational and Institutional Management Process and Scientific Research Processes. The course offers internships in various areas, a junior company (Apsi Consulting), a Tutorial Education Program, a Center for Applied Psychology (CPA) and 6 major Research Centers. The internship in School/Education Psychology is conducted in kindergartens, public and private schools, and in rehabilitation institutions. The internship in Clinical Psychology is conducted in the CPA or in health institutions, such as the University Hospital (HU), Psychosocial Service Centers (PACs) and in other hospitals and health institutions with which UFJF maintains agreements. Other kinds of internships are conducted in institutions or social and labor organizations which have agreements with UFJF.

Professional prospects:

The psychologist studies and analyzes psychological and intrapersonal processes, interpersonal and social groups’ relationships. They help understanding the individual human behavior, in groups and in the social sphere, within institutions or wherever those relationships occur. The psychologist applies theoretical and technical knowledge with the aim of promoting mental health, understanding, analysing and facilitatingsalutary changes of human actions in people’s personal, family or social history, considering the context of individuals regarding social, political, economic, historical and cultural conditions.
The Bachelor may act in the field of education and, as a graduate, take civil servant exams. A psychologist can:
a) take their professional registration at the Regional Psychology Council (CRP);
b) work as a clinical psychologist in private practice and health institutions;
c) act in the school/educational field, performing analysis and educational process planning or learning, prevention and treatment of psychological and educational problems, as well as guidance of families and educators;
d) work in institutional and community fields, conducting interventions in the familiar groups, hospitals, communities and institutions in general (universities, unions, prisons, neighborhood associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, among others).
In every field, the psychologist can elaborate psychological assessments, evaluating people regarding their psychomotor, intellectual, emotional and affective skills. Fields of professional activity: clinical, hospital, school/education, social, community, organizational, labor, legal, environmental, sports, etc. Beyond the undergraduate level, UFJF’s Department of Psychology of also offers two specialization courses, Residence in the HU/UFJF and a Master’s Degree (aimed at the teaching or research career in Psychology).

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