Summer School: Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement


IOM and the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari Sant’Anna in Pisa are launching the 9th edition of the IOM Summer School “Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement” from 29 June to 11 July 2020.

This 12-day course will provide an understanding of the psychosocial dimension of migration, displacement and crises, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support. The course will enable participants to acknowledge the complexity of MHPSS interventions in crisis situations and during the migration process, conceptualize holistic responses, understand the interrelation of the different sectorial responses and gain advanced specific knowledge in mainstreaming MHPSS in each sector of intervention. The Course has a practical orientation and relies heavily on case studies to enhance participants’ skills and abilities to effectively provide psychosocial support. Practical exercises will include advanced role-playing and simulations. Ample space will be devoted to testimonies and considerations drawn from the personal experience of trainers and participants.

Faculty will include academics, renowned experts and practitioners with considerable field and research experience from such organizations as IOM, IFRC, UNHCR, PSTIC, ALU, ITSC, and the President British Medical Association.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a BA in relevant disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, social work, psychotherapy, humanities, applied arts or medicine).
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in emergency or migratory contexts.
  • Proficient working knowledge of English. 


For more information on modules, tuition, and the application and selection procedure, please see the attached call for applications.

More Events