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Extension studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the students deepen their knowledge of mental health, psycholocigal and social resources, risk factors and problems in a life course perspective, that they can master central concepts and methods within the mental area, and enlarge their ethical consciousness. The students strengthen their professional identity as well as their understanding of and prerequisites for multi- professional cooperation.Student will have knowledge of different phases in developmental and traumatic crisis and knowledge of disaster psychology and professional support. Student is expected to understand application of crisis interventions in social- and health care. The aim is also to provide students with learning experiences that will both encourage an understanding of the role of project work as a mechanism for development.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: * identify specific aspects that effect the mental health * reflect upon the significance of family and other social networks for mental health *identify different kind of crisis and understand the impact and meaning of crisis * Apply knowledge about know how to support people in different kind of crisis * define and describe different kinds of professional support and crisis interventions * plan, accomplish and evaluate a project in co- operation with others

Course contents

* Mental health, social and psychological resources, development in a life span perspective * The significance of sexuality * Creative activity * Ethical aspects *Traumatic Crisis *Different Phases of Crisis *Traumatic Crisis and Crisis Intervention *Children and Crisis *Professional Support

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic studies

Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

Buber, M. (1997). Jag och Du. Ludvika: Dualis Förlag AB. Gadamer, H-G. (2003). Den gåtfulla hälsan. Ludvika: Dualis Förlag AB. Jerlang E. (2003 alt. 2008) Utecklingspsykologiska teorier. Liber AB. Stckholm. Launis, K. (1997). Moniammattillisuuden ja rajojen ylitykset asiantuntija työssä. In. L. Kirjonen, P. Remes & A. Eteläpelto. Muuttuva asiantuntijuus. Jyväskylä: Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos, 122-133. Piippo J. (2008) Trust, autonomy and safety at integrated network- and family-oriented model for co- operation : a qualitative study. Jyväskylä.fiisn elektroniskt på 3621-1 Brolin, M,Callerberg, P, Westrell, M. 2011- Krishantering i arbetslivet. Nya perspektiv. Malmö. Studentlitteratur. Dyregrov, A.2002. Katastrofpsykologi. Lund.Studentlitteratur. Saari, S. 2000. Kuin salama kirkkaalta taivaalta - Kriisit ja niistä selviytyminen, Helsinki.Otava. Dyregrov. A. 2007. Sorg hos barn: en handledning för vuxna. Lund.Studentlitteratur. Dyregrov, A. 2010. Barn och trauma. Lund. Studentlitteratur. Cleve, E. 2010. En stor och en liten är borta:kristerapi med en tvåårig pojke.Stockholm. W&W. Seikkula J. (1996). Öppna samtal. Från monolog till levande dialog i sociala nätverket. Stockholm: Mareld. Seikkula J & Arnkil T. (2005) Dialoginen verkostotyö. Tammerpaino OY. Tampere. Whitaker, R. (2002). Mad in America. Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Vygotski, L.S. (1995). Fantasi och kreativitet i barndomen. Göteborg: Daidalos. Litteratur som beskriver projekt arbete.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 52 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 24 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 160 hours
  • Individual studies - 120 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 364 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 364 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Individuell skriftlig uppgift 21.10.2016

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Active participation at projectwork, seminarium and repport.


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Cederberg Arla
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Piippo Jukka
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Söderström Eivor


Cederberg Arla

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

31.8- 28.10.2016

Assessment methods

  • 2016-10-19 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2016-10-28 - Reports and productions
  • 2016-10-26 - Other assignments

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