This article shows psychotherapeutic escorting as one of the ways a psychologist can act in the treatment of psychosis. The escort’s job is approached by way of theoretical questions relating to the onset, development and settling of psychotic situations, under a psychoanalytic perspective. Escorting also requires handling a few technical aspects, such as make-up of the team, coordinating work schedules and managing relationships with other significant professionals, as well as with the subject’s family. The goals of this sort of treatment revolve around realization of discursive and creative potentials, and the rebuilding of the subjects social links. This happens insofar as escorts accomplish their work through verbal agreements, therapeutic contracts and activities in which they become mediators between the subjects and a socially established reality.
Care-taking; Escorting; Clinic; Psychosis; Psychoanalysis