Psyc.E.In. – Psychological early intervention: clinical training

Call 2020 Round 1 KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Call for proposals 2020 — EAC/A02/2019 Erasmus+ Programme

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Project title: Psyc.E.In. – Psychological early intervention: clinical training

Project number: 2020-1-PL-KA202-082075

Acronym: Psych.E.In.

Total duration: 24 months

Project start and end dates: 01.11.2021 – 31.10.2022



Partner Organisations:

  1. Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce (UJK), Poland – applicant
  2. Associazione EMDR Italia, Italy
  3. Pixel – Associazione Culturale, Italy
  4. Institut Alfred Adler de Paris, France
  5. Institute of Group Analysis Athens, Greece
  6. Asociace klinických psychologů České republiky, Czech Republic
  7. Univerity of Presov, Slovakia

Total funding: 299 860, 00 EUR


Scientific expert and project team leader:

dr hab. Monika Szpringer, prof. UJK
Collegium Medicum
tel. 41 349 69 31

Contact person:

Beata Banach-Rząca
International Relations Office
tel. 41 349 72 67


The pandemic of 2020 due to Covid-19 is stressing the crucial competences of sanitary staff and rescuers involved in emergency psychology interventions. To deal with the humanitarian emergency is a new community priority to face. An answer is improving an European systematic VET education within the framework of Psychological Early Intervention to strengthen accessibility and expertise in the field, which can increase the professionalism of care provided by psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts.

Psychological Early Intervention helps people involved in a humanitarian emergency to stimulate their coping and inner resources as well as those of their close circle. It is directed to individual, social and professional targets, helping communities going back to normal life after disasters or critical events.


Supporting opportunities for psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and for their VET trainers in acquiring and developing key clinical competences in Psychological Early Intervention to support health and wellbeing in direct and indirect victims in humanitarian emergencies.

Methodology to be used in carrying out the project

Psych.E.In. management is structured on five major project management process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling as well as closing. EFQM quality approach is provided to guarantee leadership, buy in and impact.

Number and profile of participants:

Direct targets are:

  1. 1.500 Psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts
  2. 375 Trainers of Psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts

Indirect targets are:

  1. 4.000 persons of society population
  2. 300 Sanitary (physicians, nurses…) and rescues personnels (policemen, firemen, first aid triage staff…)
  3. 500 Psychology undergraduate University students
  4. 20 VET organizations in charge of training sanitary and rescue targets.
  5. journalists and communication agencys
  6. 10 researchers/professors in the Emergency field
  7. 10 policy makers

Description of activities

Tangible Results (Intellectual Outputs)

  1. I.O. 1 M.O.O.C. aims is to develop clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts in an emergency trans-theoretical prospective as well as VET trainers of psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts with interactive methods (using videos, cases analysis, exercises, peer evaluations). Clinical competences, teaching competence, coordinating and networking skills in emergency are provided. M.O.O.C. is a VET e-learning training that matches psychological professionals learning needs, especially in the time of 2020 emergency, with standardize learning paths with clear phases and steps that make them very usable and declinable in emergency contexts.
  2. I.O. 2 Toolkit aims to offer an easy self-training to psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and their VET trainers for personal debriefing after Psychological Early interventions. The purpose is to take care of the mental health of psychological staff preventing burn out, distress and consequences of vicarious trauma.
  3. I.O. 3 Case studies aim to develop description of multiplier settings in Psychological Early Intervention and the multiplier intervention approaches in Emergency. Case studies will offer a systemic matrix of expertise in which each learner could recognized the best interventions for contents and specific target psychological demand.

Intangible results

Consortium will improve common language and networking with VET organizations and other stakeholders in Emergencies. Individual mental health and community resilience will be improved by qualified Psychological Early Intervention. Special attention is set to fragile population as children, women in pregnancy, seniors and rescues. Health care and rescues staff competences to deal with victims in humanitarian emergency will be improved.

Expected impact on direct target:

  1. More clinical skilled psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts
  2. More VET educational skilled trainers of psychologists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts

Expected impact on indirect target:

  1. to persons of society population: improvement of mental health and resilience in coping trauma in humanitarian emergencies.
  2. to sanitary and rescues personals
    • improvement of knowledge and competences to deal with victims in emergency
    • improvement of mental health and resilience in coping vicarious trauma and distress in humanitarian emergencies.
  1. to psychology undergraduate university student: improvement the curricula on psychological early intervention
  2. vet organizations: improvement common emergency framework, language and networking
  3. to journalists: exploitations as divulgative communication
  4. to researchers: exploitations (articles, researches)
  5. to policy makers: improvement endorsement with local, national and European stakeholders