Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Avenida Getúlio Guaritá, 159, Centro Educacional (Sala 320)
Bairro Abadia, CEP: 38025-440
Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone: +55 (34) 3318-5929
Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro
Department of Clinical Psychology and Society
Laura is a licensed psychologist, conflict mediator and dialogue facilitator. She is the Professor of group theories, collaborative practices, social construction and Psychology research of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Society at the Universidade Federal of Triangulo Mineiro/Brazil.
She is one of the editors of the Brazilian Journal “SPAGESP” (ISSN 2175-3628) which aims to publish articles about group theories and practices.
Sheila McNamee (University of New Hampshire) was co-advisor at Laura’s doctoral research “Constructing care: relationships with health professionals in the discursive practices of people diagnosed with eating disorders”. The aim of this study was to understand how the use of different interpretive repertoire and social discourses participate in the meaning production about the professional-patient relationship. Also in the field of eating disorders studies, she published with professor Manoel Antonio dos Santos (Universidade de São Paulo) the book: “Anorexia and Bulimia: talking with families”.
In her current research, Laura focuses on themes of group processes, professional-client relationship in health care, dialogue facilitation and conflict mediation.
Some of her online articles: