Fernanda Pinto is a psychologist and psychoanalyst, with a Masters and PhD from the University of São Paulo in the area of Scholar Psychology, Personality and Human Development. In her thesis entitled “Transference and its knowledge effects”, she sought to articulate psychology/ psychoanalysis and education with a view to contributing to the training of teachers capable of practices that seek instruments to break the stereotypes and ideas of homogeneity proffered in contemporary discourse that culminate in social exclusion, thus aiming to build a more inclusive society.

Collaborator at the Singularidades Institute where she organised the Postgraduate Course in “Inclusive Practices and Management of Differences” and coordinates training in Psychoanalysis for Educators. She has coordinated at Lugar de Vida, therapeutic education groups with children: autistic, psychotic, sheltered and living in low-income communities, for 8 years. She is a reviewer (since 2009) of the journal Psicologia USP, the official journal of the Institute of Psychology at USP and of the journal Estilos da Clínica (USP).

She has participated in the elaboration of works focused on inclusive education at LEPSI – IP/FEUSP – Laboratory of Psychoanalytical and Educational Studies and Research on Childhood. She was in the coordination of one of the teams of the Project financed by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development about School Violence: discrimination, bullying and responsibility. Her theoretical reference is Psychoanalysis and Education, from which she mainly analyses the themes of inclusive education, social issues, prejudice and diversity.