This work deals with the use of art as an intermediate procedure for therapeutic monitoring of patients attending a Psychosocial Care Center-Caps. For this research we focus on their experience with psychiatric patients in a course titled Photo and Imaging, taught by the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo MAM , for one year and nine months. Used as a method of understanding of clinical outcomes through phenomenological analysis, coordination with clinical concepts of Donald Winnicott and hermeneutics of Gilberto Safra. Observed behavioral and psychological changes in patients such as increased interpersonal interaction in those distant from others, and with apathy, increased verbal expression; return to studies or work after years of absence; improvement in family relationships, according to the parents; increased interest as social activities. The approximation of the potential of each of the participants of the course was made possible through the recognition of their personal language and sense of personal existence, from photographic and artistic productions performed. This perspective of therapeutic work is a repositioning of clinical psychology as an ethical-ontological allowing dual professional-patient feel rooted in human experience. Art allows the individual to express themselves, with no demands and expectations, is seen as a means of communication between individuals and for himself. Through art we can help the individual to cope with the stress by relating internal to external reality. The experience of art was understood as an experience that can help the individual recover resources dormant in your Self, through careful monitoring and attention of psychologists, with the inclusion of family in interdisciplinary mental health treatment.
Art; Hermeneutics; Phenomenology; Psychoanalysis