In 2017, the Psychology Graduate Program (PPGP) of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) expanded its research and publication activities, both qualitatively and quantitatively, as well as international exchanges in the PhD course, in which three students carried out sandwich training in Europe: France and Portugal.

Constituted on April 4, 2005, with an academic master's degree to meet a demand to train professionals, researchers and professors to work in the Northern region of Brazil, in line with the mission of the Federal University of Pará to produce, socialize and transform the knowledge in the Amazon for the formation of citizens able to promote the construction of a sustainable society, the PPGP consolidated its vocation to contribute to the expansion of health indicators and the cooperative and solidarity sociability of the subjects, one of the principles psychological science.

For 13 years the Program has contributed to the expansion of the higher qualification in Psychology in the clinical and social areas, forming researchers and teachers with critical potential regarding the dilemmas and events linked to the local and regional reality of the Amazon.

In the second half of 2014, the first doctoral selection process was carried out, with 10 vacancies to qualify working professionals in the State of Pará. The doctorate added new curricular activities, such as the advanced research seminars I and II, with a view to discuss the contemporary strands of science psychology, situate the scientific systems of research and the contributions of projects on the horizon of human demands in the psychological, social and technological dimensions.

Since 2014 also, the Program has begun offering postdoctoral activities, having already received four professors for the postdoctoral internship.

The current masters and doctoral courses are situated in the field of human sciences, based in a plural manner, in psychological theories and qualitative methodologies of psychoanalytic, phenomenological and sociohistorical orientation. The Program currently has 115 completed dissertations and two theses already defended.

Although the Program is physically located on the campus of Belém, it receives students from the various municipalities that make up the state of Pará and the Northern region of Brazil, as well as students from Latin American countries, through an international agreement. Alliances Program for Education and Training - Organization of American States PAEC / OAS. The research questions are applied to the contexts of the various social groups that inhabit the region: riverine, quilombo, indigenous, among other traditional populations and in situations of social vulnerability.

The faculty is composed of 14 permanent professors and 5 collaborating professors, coming from the areas of Psychology, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Education, which contributes to intensify the exchanges and to qualify the bibliographic production. It is relevant to point out that at the moment four professors of the PPGP are contemplated with the scholarship of productivity in Research of the CNPQ: Professor Flávia Cristina Silveira Lemos, Professor Janari da Silva Pedroso and the collaborating professors Professor Paulo Roberto Ceccareli and Professor Ernani Chaves.

The public visibility of the structure and dynamics of the program is available at On the site, visitors can have information about the selection procedures for admission to the master's and doctorate; of the events offered and supported by the program; profile of the teaching staff; of research lines; and have access to dissertations and doctoral theses defended by the Program.

In 2017, there was an increase in the use of communication and informatics technologies in the Program, in activities such as: a selective process for master's and doctoral programs configured through a site on the SIGAA platform of the UFPa, which allowed the acceleration for the 2017 selection; creating a Facebook page; and composition of several student and professor requirements via digital.

For the acquisition of texts, books and state-of-the-art research, it offers the Laboratory of teaching and computer science, articulated with the UFPA Library System, which has a large collection of printed and electronic bibliographies, connected in 34 libraries. (available at It should be noted that this partnership, alongside PROPESP, systematically provides qualification courses for the use of CAPES databases.

In the phenomenology line: theory and clinical stand out disciplines that sustain a philosophical and methodological formation oriented by Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Paul Ricoeur and Vitor Frankl. The objective of the line is to carry out qualitative research about the practices in clinical psychology applied to individual and collective health, from its phenomenological, existential and hermeneutic vertex. It aims to dialogue with theories of palliative care and human suffering. Methodologies include language hermeneutics, case studies, and multi-cases and integrative reviews. The themes of interest are: the experience of mourning, suicide, death, psychopathology, psychotherapy in primary care, subjective effects of computer and communication technologies, religiosity. Faculty members:

• Professor Adelma do Socorro Gonçalves Pimentel

• Professor Airle Miranda de Souza

• Professor Cezar Luis Seibt

• Professor Andrés Eduardo Aguirre Antúnez

• Professor Lucivaldo da Silva Araujo

In the line of research Psychoanalysis: Theory and Clinic, it is emphasized a formation based on the Lacanian, Freudian, psychopathological, cultural postulates and based in the Frankfurt school. The object of Psychoanalysis and the constitution of the psychoanalytic field; concepts and psychoanalytic clinic: unconscious, instinct, repetition, symptom, clinical structures, transference, interpretation, construction, psychoanalytic act, analyst's place and direction of treatment; questions of the clinic for psychoanalytic praxis; questions posed by psychoanalysis to health institutions; Psychoanalysis and the reformulation of the field of mental health; university research and psychoanalytic clinic; the university and the transmission of psychoanalysis; interfaces between Psychoanalysis, Art, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

• Professor Ana Cleide Guedes Moreira

• Professor Roseane Freitas Nicolau

• Professor Mauricio Rodrigues de Souza

• Professor Breno Ferreira Pena

• Professor Ernani Pinheiro Chaves

• Professor Paulo Roberto Ceccareli

The research line "Psychology, Society and Health" offers a training oriented by systemic, Foucaultian, schizoanalitic and social references, thematizing the study of analytical categories of the theoretical-methodological approaches built in the relationship between psychology and society; investigation of practices in extended clinical practice, groups and institutions; transdisciplinarity in psychology, society and health; the contribution of new epistemological, methodological and action problems from the perspective of the interface between psychology and society and between psychology and other areas of knowledge. Professors who compose the research line:

• Professor Alcindo Antônio Ferla

• Professor Flávia Cristina Silveira Lemos

• Professor Janari da Silva Pedroso

• Professor Jacqueline Isaac Machado Brigagão

• Professor Leandro Passarinho Reis Junior

• Professor Maria Lúcia Chaves Lima

• Professor Paulo de Tarso Ribeiro de Oliveira

• Professor Pedro Paulo Freire Piani

It is observed the link between masters and doctorates through the approval of graduates in the doctorate, which allows the formation of new doctoral boards in less time, but with a high quality index, since regimentally, the Program Collegiate can take advantage of credits obtained in disciplines of Master's degree programs at UFPA or another Institution that is part of the National Graduate System, obeying the equivalences, with no numerical limit, remaining within the same framework within the curricular structure, provided that they have been carried out in the last three (3) years, and the applicant student has obtained academic income equal to or greater than 70% (seventy percent), which corresponds to the "good" concept. The regimental requirement seeks to reconcile the Program's offerings with the tendencies of singularization of the academic pathways for post-graduation in Brazil and in the international scenario. The participation of the permanent staff and the students in congresses, the publication of scientific articles and books in national and international networks is growing; in joint projects and research networks with other Brazilian and international institutions; encouraging solidarity practices between the program and national and international teaching and research institutions in terms of the exchange of knowledge, and above all contributing to a more complete articulation between undergraduate and postgraduate education.


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