Focus area: Human rights, conflict management and development cooperation
Venue: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Application deadline: 01.04.2022
Length: 13.06.2022 to 25.06.2022
ECTS Credits: 5
Training hours: 90
Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Tuition fee: € 1.650,00
The Course is open to psychologists, social workers, educators-teachers, medical doctors and psychiatrists, nurses, applied artists, humanitarian workers, emergency experts, development workers or similar.
The psychosocial approach responds to the threats brought by disruptive events, or predicaments of life to the notion of individual, group and collective identity. For this reason, said approach proves especially useful in situations where individual, group and community identity and roles are questioned, challenged, annihilated, in need for reconstruction-readjustment, as is the case of migration and displacement forced by wars, disasters, collective socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and return. That is why psychosocial activities have become an indispensable component of humanitarian responses to emergency displacement.
Yet, a non-harmonized approach to and understanding of psychosocial support tend to characterize those interventions.
The focus of the Course is on providing a frame of reference for understanding the psychosocial dimension of displacement and crisis-affected societies, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.
The course will provide a frame of reference for understanding the psychosocial dimension of migration, displacement and crisis-affected societies, as well as of the processes within the migration cycle of vulnerable groups, all while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.
The course will enable participants to acknowledge the complexity of MHPSS Interventions in crisis situations or during the migration process, conceptualize holistic responses, understand the interrelation of the different sectorial responses and gain advanced specific knowledge in each sector of intervention.
The course will combine a variety of teaching methods, including frontal lectures, role playing and simulations. All classes will have a strong interactive component and practical orientation.
At the end of the Course, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies will issue a certificate of attendance, with value to the extent permitted by law, to the students who attended at least 80% of the lessons and are up-to-date with the payment of the enrolment fee. The certificate will also include the details of the ECTS credits obtained for those students who passed the final assessment test.