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Conferences, workshops

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) invites you to attend the international online conference Health and Personality Development: an Interdisciplinary Approach,which will be held on 22-24 April. The scientific-practical conference, that the university is organising for the seventh time this year, will bring together specialists and prospective specialists in the fields of psychology, supervision, health and social care. Last year, around 500 participants from nine countries attended the conference.

The conference is organised by the RSU Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy and is intended as a platform for discussions on the most topical issues of psychological help. This year, the event will focus on the psychological characteristics and behaviour of the Latvian population during the COVID-19 pandemic; psychological research and assessment in professional activities; psychological help and support for working with different client and patient groups; professional identity, professional competence and its development.

On Thursday, 22 April, there will be a symposium to discuss the findings of the studies on support for Latvian citizens’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the symposium, work will continue in three traditional sessions dedicated to topics on psychological examinations, working with various groups of clients and patients, the resilience of the Latvian society during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues related to professional identity and competence. This will be followed by four master classes.

The opening of the book Pašpalīdzība un pašvadība mūsdienu apstākļos (Self-Help and Self-Management in Modern Conditions) and Supervīzija izglītības vidē (Supervision in the Educational Environment) will be held online on Friday, 23 April. During the day, guest lecturers will present reports on the digitalisation of psychological research (Sonia Montemurro), skills for obtaining and processing new objective data (Yuri Pavlov), on various topics of psychological help today, including about working in groups and on the development theory in psychiatry (Thijs de Moor, Marcela Andrade del Corro, Anna Seymour), as well as presentations by other guest lecturers. 

Several master classes and discussion groups with international and local peers will be held on Saturday, 24 April.