Article included in edition Volume XI :: Nr.1 :: July 2015

Critical And Topical Reviews

Reflexions on the methodology of the activity clinic: dialogue and creation in the work environment

Alice Paiva Souto1, Karla Maria Neves Memória Lima2 & Claudia Osorio da Silva3
(1) Programa de Pós Graduação em Psicologia
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Rua Santa Cristina, 49/203
Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP: 20241250
Brasil
ally_paiva@yahoo.com.br
(2) Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção em Trabalho e Saúde (NUTRAS)
Programa de pós graduação em psicologia
Departamento de Psicologia - Instituto de Psicologia
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Rua Tonelero, 125/802. Copacabana
CEP: 22030-001.
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil
karla.memoria@gmail.com
(3) Núcleo de Estudos  e Intervenção em Trabalho e Saúde (NUTRAS)
Programa de pós graduação em psicologia
Departamento de Psicologia - Instituto de Psicologia
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Rua São Manuel, 23 apt 201. Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil
claudia.osorio.uff@gmail.com
Abstract

This paper discusses the methodology of the activity clinic. The aspects under analysis point to the dialogue enabled by this approach, which makes it feasible to create new resources for the labour activity, as well as the production of knowledge about that creation process. It highlights the method this indirect dialogue methodology may follow to develop such conditions. The dialogue between the worker(s) and the labour analyst can mobilise the established experience as a way to live new experiences and thus favour the development of new resources for action. It combines the methods used by the activity clinic with the Vygotskian psychology, hence fostering a debate concerning the creation and development concepts.

Keywords activity clinic, methodology, work, creation, development.