2017 4 Estações Instituto
de Psicologia will turn 19 years old. It goes without
saying that it has grown up over the years. However, it has
succeeded in far more than that, 4 Estações
Instituto de Psicologia has developed a very peculiar way
of working with matters involving losses, bereavement and
important changes that occur in the individual and community
The proposal presented by 4 Estações
Instituto de Psicologia becomes evident in affirmative actions
access to well-qualified psychological care provided
by the Clinic-School inaugurated in 2007, whose top
priority is to provide care for bereaved low-income
psychologist professional performance possibilities
to face the modern demands, by empowering them with
technical competence and ethics to meet such challenge.
partnerships with organizations that associate the care
for people in situation of vulnerability with ethical
attention to the background of their professionals.
Throughout the 19 years
of existence of 4 Estações Instituto
de Psicologia, the world went through situations
that led to changes in the system of creeds, to the need of
a new attitude towards the use of natural and human resources
and to the adoption of a participatory posture in many aspects
involved in the preservation of life. The science breakthroughs,
especially in the people’s health care field created
a need for reflection on Ethics and Bioethics, with an opening
for a systemic and non-linear thinking. The awareness of human
participation in climatic changes and the use of resources
available in the worldwide computer web allowed us to exceed
limits and obliged us to admit our responsibility for the
events that affect us and the next generations in a global
The world has also seen the escalation of violence and painful manifestations of intolerance. Similarly – or would it be in consonance? – the expansion of the perception of the human being as complex, singular and in context led us to face the need for finding ways of dialogue to communicate ourselves using new codes.
Throughout this period, 4 Estações Instituto de Psicologia has not merely accompanied such changes; it has also acted as a protagonist by playing a role in its scope of action. By forming professionals to work in bereavement situations, we responded to the need for increasing the field of action with qualification and ethical posture. By expressing ourselves in public in the face of situations that endangered the physical and moral integrity of the human being, we have also indicated the need for preventive and corrective measures in the presence of such risks. By opening the field to multiprofessional conversation that would allow the interchange among several fields of knowledge involved in the phenomenon that is the focus of our studies and actions, we demonstrated that we were sensitive to the need for enlarging consciences beyond the technique domain, with the concern of instructing qualified and conscious professionals.
relies on IPÊ - Intervenções Psicológicas
em Emergência, a nucleus that since its foundation
in 2001 has been having the opportunity to afford to its partners
psychologists a sound knowledge in the area of intervention
services in technological, human or natural accidents, crises
in work environment and limit situations. Through the action
exercised by IPÊ and other partner psychologists, 4
Estações responds to the demands of specialized
care in emergency and bereavement situations and occupies
an outstanding position in Brazil and abroad in view of the
excellence of its performance and the background of its members.
Furthermore, since 2006
4 Estações counts on the Psycho-Oncology
nucleus to offer a proposal to instruct and render assistance
in the area of Psychology-Oncology interface.
By the time we make an
appraisal of the 19 years of existence of 4 Estações
Instituto de Psicologia, it is impossible to deny our satisfaction
for having formed partnerships with respect, for having a
place in the scientific community where we are also respected
and highly regarded, as well as for accomplishing the mission
that guide us since the first moment that we felt that the
dream had to be translated into action with excellence.
Therefore, we wish a
long life to 4 Estações, so
that we can continue with this proposal and maintain the credibility
we have conquered.