Cathy Alçada Martins,
Having in mind several scientific, psychological, social and biological concepts and theories, the psycho educator works always with other medical, social technical staff. This derives from the concept that the human being is formed by multiple systems that should be taken in consideration at all times.
The psycho educator is a professional who always sees the potential in each person who he works with. Together, they make efforts based on trust, beliefs, and knowledge. They serve as a guide, as a counsellor, as a light in a person’s path.
Even though psychology serves as a base for psycho education, they have not the same body of work.
While psychology is often a face-to-face direct contact between the counsellor and the client, psycho education is dynamic, can be groupal or not, can have a preventable vein or can be assumed as a treatment. Psycho education demands interventions: it means being there with you, and maybe even with your family and friends, your past, your present, and most of all, requires believing in your future!
Cathy Alçada Martins