International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Violence, Gender, Professional Practice: the female psychologist and the listening of psychic suffering in Brazil


In this paper we problematize the listening of psychic suffering by female providers, considering the relation between violence and gender. It that draws upon qualitative and psychosocial analyses concerning violence and gender, to think the women’s professional practice in mental health care. We have considered the existence in the society of women-related violences, encouragedby the action of theories and practices associated with gender and phallogocentrism. We have also analyzed the reverberations of these violences in the care provided by women in the listening of psychic suffering. We consider that the complexity present in the social network demands the analysis on what is established between gender and professional field in mental health, taking into account the care provided by female providers to people with psychic suffering.