Psychosocial Work with Children and Adolescents, Continuing Education
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, students will:
have skills in initiating, organising and participating in assistance based on the needs and wishes of children and adolescents, and on their understanding of their own situation;
have skills in systemising, documenting and communicating their own and others´ experienced-based knowledge;
have an insight into research, evaluation and quality assurance related to mental health work especially emphasising the challenges a relational focus involve;
have knowledge about mental problems in a relational perspective;
have knowledge about inter-subjectivity and relational skills ¿ empathy, consideration and recognition.
When life becomes difficult. Experiences from children, adolescents and families in sorrow and crises.
Various risk factors related to developing psychosocial problems; children with mentally ill parents, children living with family violence/drug addiction, divorce, loneliness and victimisation, physical and mental neglect and mistreatment, experiences from war and traumas, religious fundamentalism.
Child and adolescent mental health; historical development, current problems and future challenges.
Being together, social interaction and dialogue through reflection and reflectional conversation/team.
Power, assistance and offense in therapeutic relations.
Developing individual communicative skills.
Teaching methods and workload
80 % certified attendance is required on scheduled lectures.
Seminars have a dialogical approach in which the students actively participate and are invited to reflect upon their own understanding. Seminars are compulsory and 80 % certified attendance is required.
Literature studies and assignments
Assessment methods and criteria
A graded 5-day individual written examination.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.