The proposal of the University Master in Research and Psychosocial Intervention (IPS) by the Universidad de Huelva (UHU) has as its main objective to train qualified professionals, with the necessary skills and abilities, to apply the psychological knowledge that facilitates the development of the quality of life and the psychosocial well-being of people in their different areas of development, the improvement of the relationship of people with their contexts and social systems and the promotion of dynamics of social change.
This master updates the training offer linked to the professional profiles indicated by the Official College of Psychology and ANECA. The progressive importance that psychological work has acquired in the field of social and educational processes is evident in the recognition of the Psychology of Social Intervention (PSIS) and the Psychology of Education (PSE) by the Official College Psychologists as two of the most developed professional profiles in recent years and with greater future prospects.
In addition, in line with the strategic plan of the UHU, a coherent program is offered in its design that meets the needs that society demands. In this sense, it is quite evident that the approach to social problems, in all its complexity, must be interdisciplinary. Without losing this perspective at any time, it is also very clear that from the field of Psychology fundamental contributions can be made that, due to their relevance, deserve to be included in a specific postgraduate degree whose purpose is to offer a sufficient level of training in knowledge and psychological techniques applicable to the field of psychosocial and psychoeducational intervention and, at the same time, develop the possibilities offered by this psychosocioeducational approach to many of the issues and complexities that arise in modern societies. cvpericias / Pixabay
Preferably Graduates or graduates in Psychology, whose access requests will be considered with 100% affinity.
The applications of students with the degrees (degree or degree) of Social Work, Social Education, Occupational Therapy or Psychopedagogy will have a 50% affinity.
The proposal of the IPS Master would allow offering a type of advanced training for the development of specialized and multidisciplinary competencies oriented to the promotion of research tasks. The graduates of the UHU Degree in Psychology would thus be offered the possibility of continuing and completing the training received around the IPS and of accessing the current doctoral programs of the UHU, such as the Doctorate in Social Sciences and Education, the Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies of Gender and the Doctorate in Health Sciences, to conclude with the defense of the doctoral thesis and obtaining the degree of doctor.
Due to the complexity of the objectives of the psychosocial intervention, it should be noted that it necessarily requires an interdisciplinary approach in which the psychologist's relationships with other professionals (social work, social education, advocacy, sociology, economics ...) become An essential factor for achieving your goals.
Among the main functions of the professional in this field of action are:
- Direct attention: This facet is generally shared with many other areas of applied psychology in which the psychologist directly intervenes with the target population of the services for evaluation, orientation and / or problem solving.
- Advice and consulting: As one of the most distinctive features of the IPSEIPS, this professional function stands out in which the psychologist performs a work directed not to the client of the services, but to the staff or to the direction of programs or services, regarding their operation, implementation, alternative options, overcoming crisis.
- Community dynamization: From the community model the intervention appears strongly from the psychology that pursues a greater awareness of community and the dynamization of the potential of resources that it contains. The possibility of reconstructing a more solidary social fabric creating support flows in the community, the promotion of associative movements, the impulse to the generation of projects born from the own needs of each community, currently represent a very relevant type of intervention.
- Research: An especially necessary function is the realization of surveys, studies and research works that contribute to the advancement of the body of knowledge that supports this professional activity. Based on the important relative weight given to research techniques within the psychologist's training curriculum, he is in a privileged position to develop this type of work in a field that poses exceptional challenges due to the complex network of factors that are They find themselves acting in any social problem.
- Planning and programs: Psychosocial intervention usually involves great complexity since the phenomena on which it acts are also complex. In this sense, planning and programming work is necessary to achieve the optimal degree of structuring of the intervention components (definition of the target population, objectives, creation of services, resources).
- Program evaluation: As an aspect that stands out for the importance that it entails for decision making, program evaluation refers to the systematic study of the components, processes and results of interventions and programs. In this case, the psychologist's training in evaluation and design techniques, together with knowledge of the specific field of work, allows him to obtain an advantageous position to perform this essential function to any program.
- Management and management: Within the structures of services and programs of IPS and psychosocial intervention, psychologists have also been incorporated into the levels of management and management, both in the Administration and in the private initiative and the Third Sector.
- Training: As in other fields of applied psychology, the psychologist designs and conducts training activities. In the case of IPSEIPS, these activities have been in great demand and have been a very important function both in the training of the psychologists themselves and in the contribution that it implies for other professionals in social intervention.