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Short course in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency Displacement, Pisa, Italy Feb 14-26

crosslisted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network
The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa , Italy , in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is offering a:
Winter School in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency Displacement
Key facts:
Location: Pisa , Italy , Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Dates: 14 - 26 February 2011 (12 days, Monday-Saturday, full time)
Working language: English
Number of Participants: max. 30, min. 26
Application deadline:15 November 2010

Call and link for online application available at: www.itpcm.sssup.it

Scientific Board: Prof. Guglielmo Schininà (IOM Geneva), Prof. Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Sant'Anna) and Prof. Renos K. Papadopoulos (University of Essex ).

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 the psychosocial 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 indispensible component of humanitarian responses to emergency displacement. However, a non-harmonized approach to and understanding of psychosocial response usually characterizes those interventions.

The focus of the Winter School is on providing a frame of understanding of the psychosocial dimension of displacement, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support. The Winter School will give an overview of both specific psychosocial programming and psychosocial approaches to different dimensions of humanitarian assistance in emergency displacement, in particular: Mental health and psychosocial paradigms in displacement: psychological, social, cultural and anthropological perspectives; International standards in MHPSS in Emergencies; How to foster a non-harmful humanitarian assistance in camp set up and coordination, health, food and non food items distribution; Principles of psychological first aid and psychological counselling; Care for the most vulnerables and referral; Medical/non medical responses; Small scale conflict management and transitional justice; Participatory needs assessment; Creative and art based interventions; Emergency psychosocial project cycle.

Who should apply
The Winter School addresses the needs
of psychologists, social workers, educators-teachers, medical doctors and psychiatrists, nurses, applied artists, humanitarian workers, emergency experts, development workers who meet the following minimum requirements:

§ Have at least a 3 years University degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines, issued by a University institution or equivalent.
§ Have at least 2 years of work experience in a related field.
§ Have a proficient working knowledge of English.

Knowledge of any other language and/or any further relevant training, voluntary or professional experience would be an asset. Relevant publications are also an advantage.

Up to maximum 5 places will be reserved to citizens of nonOECD countries.

A maximum of 30% of the available places will be reserved to participants coming from Institutions which have formal agreements with the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

Tuition Fee
The tuition fee for the full course is 1.650,00 EURO, due upon acceptance
of admission by the participant or his/her sponsoring organization. It includes: participation in all lessons, reference material, tutorship, lunch/dinner at the School's canteen for the entire length of the course, access to the School's library and the computer rooms.

Accommodation is facilitated by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna but covered by the participants. Any other expenses are to be covered by the participants.

Application Procedure
Applications shall be submitted online at: www.itpcm.sssup.it, no later than 15th November 2010. The selection process covers an assessment of the applicants' qualifications, based on criteria indicated in the Course Call for applications.

Winter School in
Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency Displacement
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Masters and Training Programmes Division
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 - 56126 Pisa - Italy
Tel. ++39 050 882653
Fax ++39 050 882633
E-mail: a.lenci@sssup.it
Web: www.itpcm.sssup.it

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