Rosa Maria Macedo


Rosa Maria holds a degree in Education, with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. She obtained her PhD in Psychology in 1973. Since 1958, she has been a research assistant at the Institute of Experimental Psychology in the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she is still working as teacher, clinical supervisor, researcher, and adviser of doctoral and master thesis in the Post Graduate Program of Clinical Psychology. She attended a course in Family Therapy in the Medical Center of the Berkshires, Massachusetts, organized by Minuchin, Sluzki, and others (1985), and another training in Family Therapy at the Institute of Juvenile Research, Illinois Un., Chicago, with Beth Mc-Kune Karrer to become a Family Therapist. In 1989, she created the first specialization course for training in Family and Couples Therapy for graduate Psychologists in Brazil, at the Catholic University (540 Hours). Her areas of interest are in Family Relations, intra and inter system, for instance, family and public policies, health, justice and education systems, gender, racism and other cultural topics. At the ICCP, her themes are: “Complexity and Large Systems and Collaborative Practices: Tools and Professional Competence. 

She has published books and papers in scientific journals related to two main research groups: Family Relations: Structure and Dynamic, and Systemic Interventions in Different Contexts. Some of her books include: Qualitative Research in the Context of Family and Community; Family Therapy in Brazil, in the Last Decade; Expanding Horizons of Family Therapy; and Family and Community. Her research and interventions in emergent themes include: Homoparentality and Gender, and Living with Adolescents at the Present Time.