How to support specialists and educators in the field of psychological intervention to develop their professional competences and skills for facilitation and crisis management in cases of emergency situations?

This is in the focus of the project “Early Psychological Intervention” (2020-1-PL-KA202-082075), funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU. The main target groups include psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, who are interested in developing their knowledge, skills and competences for psychological support in emergency situations, and educators in the field of psychological vocational training, who are interested in providing trainings in the area of early psychological intervention.

The main results include development of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which could support training of interested experts and educators to develop their clinical competencies for providing psychological support to victims of natural disasters and humanitarian crises and for increasing personal and community resilience to stress in cases of emergency situations. The materials were developed and translated in different languages (including Bulgarian) and could be easily adapted to different types of trainings in the fields of facilitation and crisis management, improvement of coordination and integration of psychological interventions in emergency situations, for reducing their negative impact and for supporting faster recovery of the affected communities.

The project partnership includes different European countries, among them Italy (EMDR Italia Association, Pixel Association), Poland (University of Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce), Czech Republic (Association of Clinical Psychologists), France (Institute of group analysis, Athens), Slovakia (Prešovski University), as well as a large number of associated partners.

We are happy that the Creativity and Educational Studio ARTIED has joined the project as one of the associated partners.

You can find more information about the project achievements on its website.

This project has been co-funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.