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Graduate Degree in Legal Psychology

Title: Specialist

Lenght of study: 18 months

Category: Classroom course

Requirement: Professionals with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and registered in Regional Psychological Associations and other professionals who work in the legal field (Lawyers, Social Assistants, among others).

About the course

The course is designed to the professional practice of psychologists who work as technical assistants in law courts, prisons, and related fields. It aims to qualify and equip psychologists to work as specialists, enable a broad reflection on the scope and ethical and social limits of the psychologist’s work in legal and institutional situations, train psychologists to find solutions for theoretical-practical challenges, and reflect on the reality of their legal work according to the Brazilian Child and Adolescent Statute (ECA).

Legal Psychology is one of the most promising emerging fields both regarding its labor market, which is increasing significantly, and the importance of the psychologist's presence in social spaces included in the scope of their work.


  • Introduction to Legal Psychology
  • Judiciary and Legal Institutions
  • The Role of the Psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Court
  • Child and Family in Conditions of Social Vulnerability
  • Protective Measures and a Substitute family
  • Domestic Violence and the Role of the Psychologist
  • Legal Psychology and the Adolescent in Conflict with the Law
  • The Role of the Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Drug Addiction
  • Contributions of the Psychology to the Probate and Family Court
  • The Separation Process and its Legal Demands
  • Mediation/Conciliation
  • Shared/Alternating Custody
  • Contributions of the Psychology to the Prison System
  • Psychology Praxis within Penal Institutions
  • Document Preparation in Legal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychopathology and Criminological Examination – related area
  • Contributions of Related Areas
  • Subject and Citizenship: Rights and Fundamental Guarantees
  • Institutional Analysis
  • Group as an Analysis and Intervention Tool
  • Psychology and Human Development – - mandatory -
  • Mandatory academic contents and activities
  • theoretical contributions
  • Scientific Method
  • Research Seminar

Recursos Disponíveis

USC - Sagrado Coração

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