Summer School:“Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement”

Summer School:“Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement”

IX Edition – A.Y. 2019/2020

Dates: 29 June – July 11, 2020

Location: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Campus, Pisa, Italy

Time commitment: 12 days, Monday-to-Saturday, 8hrs per day on average, full time

Working language: English: proficiency required

Scientific Board:

Prof. Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

Prof. Guglielmo Schininà (IOM)

Prof. Renos K. Papadopoulos (University of Essex)

Faculty: Will include 11 academics, renowned experts and practitioners with considerable field and research experience.

Available places: 30 (15 for IOM staff)

Accreditation: The school grants 5 academic credits upon successful completion of a final exam.

Description, learning objectives and teaching methods

The course will provide an understanding of the psychosocial dimension of migration, displacement and crises, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support, based on IOM experiences and rationale of work.

The course will enable participants to acknowledge the complexity of MHPSS interventions in crisis situations and during the migration process, conceptualize holistic responses, understand the interrelation of the different sectorial responses and gain advanced specific knowledge in mainstreaming MHPSS in each sector of intervention.

The Course has a practical orientation and relies heavily on case studies to enhance participants’ skills and abilities to effectively provide psychosocial support. Practical exercises will include advanced role-playing and simulations. Ample space will be devoted to testimonies and considerations drawn from the personal experience of trainers and participants.

Please see the attached brochure and call for applications will give you more information.

For candidates outside of IOM, applications can be submitted directly on the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna website, following the instructions on this link:

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