Religiosity, Spirituality, and Mental Health in Portugal: A call for a conceptualisation, relationship, and guidelines for integration (a theoretical review)

  • Jaclin Freire
  • Carla Moleiro

Resumo

Em Portugal, a investigação científica tem sido escassa no domínio do estudo da religiosidade, espiritualidade e saúde mental. Assim, este artigo propõe-se estimular o interesse pela área, fornecendo uma visão geral do corpo de investigação relativo a religiosidade, espiritualidade e saúde mental. Realça-se o papel e a importância que estas dimensões desempenham na vida de muitos indivíduos, quer estes sofram de doença ou mal-estar físico ou mental. É fornecido um resumo da conceptualização da religião (religiosidade) e espiritualidade, incluindo algumas áreas de desacordo e controvérsia. Incluem-se também orientações para a integração e formação profissional, tendo em consideração os aspectos éticos inerentes ao processo. Por fim, segue-se uma reflexão sobre a importância de integrar a religiosidade e a espiritualidade no campo da saúde mental, bem como algumas implicações para a prática clínica, com especial enfoque no sistema de saúde mental português.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17575/rpsicol.v29i2.1006

Biografias Autor

Jaclin Freire
Ph.D. Student at CIS-IUL, since 2011/2012 and research topic on: "Mental Health, Spirituality and Religiosity: Towards integration and development of religious/spiritual Competencies for Mental Health Professionals." Graduated in Clinical and Health Psychology, from the University of Beira Interior (2008).
Carla Moleiro
Carla Moleiro is an Assistant Professor at the Social and Organizational Psychology Department (DEPSO) at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Lisbon University Institute - ISCTE-IUL. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology  at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 2003. She also has training as a  psychotherapist at the Portuguese Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (APTCC). Her current interests are on clinical work with clients of migrant backgrounds, and from ethnic, religious and sexual minorities (i.e. LGBT). 

Carla Moleiro is a researcher at CIS-IUL, where she is a member of the Board and Scientific Commission. 

She works on Mental Health, Diversity and Multiculturalism, as well as clinical individual and cultural diversity competencies. She is the president of the Portuguese Association of Transcultural Psychology and Psychiatry. She is also a member of the Task Force of EFPA on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity. 

Her Ph.D. was in psychotherapy research, focusing on the predictors of clinical treatment of clients with complex disorders, dual diagnoses, and personality disorders. Her work also includes community psychology, interventions with at-risk populations and child protection, and ethics and professional development.
2005-2013 - Researcher at CIS-IUL. 
Research projects in the fields of Clinical Psychology, Transcultural Psychology, and Community Social Psychology.
Publicado
2015-12-01
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