Do you want to help people with a professional conversation?
Promote personal growth and boost self-confidence?
Do you want to become a psychosocial counselor with a sense of society and fellow human beings?
If you answered YES to the above questions, then the study program Psychosocial Support (BA) is right for you.
Read more about the program below.
Upon successful completion of the study, the graduate obtains an education that, while fulfilling other legal conditions, enables him/her to pass the professional exam for working in the field of social protection.
A graduate in Psychosocial Support (BA) is an expert in providing basic psychosocial support and non-directive counselling. This includes: counselling in difficult life situations, emotional relief, deepening insight into current problems, strengthening self-confidence, empowerment for independent problem solving, developing social skills, encouraging personal growth In order to implement such assistance students, during their studies, gain knowledge and skills to establish a counselling relationship, implement non-directive interview, recognize symptoms of mental disorders and refer the person to the appropriate expert or the relevant institution.
The general objective of the undergraduate study programme in Psychosocial Support (BA): is to develop professional competence of candidates in the interdisciplinary field of psychosocial support that covers basic knowledge and basic competence for providing support in the psychosocial field. After completing the studies in Psychosocial Support in the first level, the graduates can engage in creative work processes in organizations working in the fields of social protection, psychosocial rehabilitation, or wherever they offer different forms of psychosocial support, including the commercial sector, public, private or non-governmental organizations, or they can continue their studies at Masters level.
The following individuals enroll into the first year of the Psychosocial Support study program (BA):
Enrolment requirements are also fulfilled by those who have completed equivalent education abroad.
Selection criteria in case of limited enrolment
In the case of limited enrolment, the candidates from paragraphs A, B, and C are selected according to the following criteria:
Progress directly into the second year of the study programme of Psychosocial Support (BA) is possible for:
Candidates must pass the differential exams prescribed by the competent body at SASS in the range of maximum 30 credits (ECTS) on the basis of recognized differences between the two programmes. At each transition with which a candidate enrols in the second year, he/ she must necessarily complete at least the Interpersonal Communication Techniques and Mental Health and Personal Growth courses.
Candidates from points a), b) and c) must pass differential exams from the set of elective courses of the first and second year prescribed by the competent body at SASS in the range of maximum 45 credits (ECTS) on the basis of recognized differences between the two programmes. At transition with which the candidate enrols in the third year, he/she must complete at least the following two courses: Interpersonal Communication Techniques and Non-directive Counselling.
Candidates who completed the equivalent education abroad also meet the requirements to enroll in the studies. For more specific information on the enrolment of foreign citizens, please contact the Students Office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for transition are processed individually according to the procedure determined by the Statute of the higher education institution.
Differential exams are additionally payable. The price of a single differential exam is 150 EUR, and it must be paid before the registration for the exam.
Price: EUR 2,990.00 per year.
Terms of payment: Tuition fee can be paid as a single payment or in instalments (from 1 to 5 instalments) with the following due dates: at the time of enrolment; at the latest on 30.11.; at the latest on 31.1.; at the latest on 31.3.; at the latest on 31.5. of the current academic year.
Differential exams are additionally payable. The price of a single differential exam is 150 EUR and should be paid before the registration for the exam.
**Payment in installments is possible for citizens from Slovenia and other EU Member States and EEA members. Foreigners from non-EU and non-EEA countries must pay the whole tuition fee by the time of the enrollment. In case of payment of tuition fee in installments, the administrative costs of processing the installment payment in the amount of EUR 30.00 will be charged for each installment.
The higher professional programme Psychosocial Support (BA) is implemented as a part-time study.
In the part-time study, the organization and timing of lectures, seminars, and exercises are adjusted accordingly. For the implementation of contact hours, the faculty also applies a variety of modern forms of information and communication technology (online classroom, etc.).
A study year is generally implemented in one academic year, and it is divided into two semesters. During the semesters, students attend lectures, seminars, and other forms of organized activities. Exams are generally implemented during (three) examination periods – the winter, summer, and autumn examination period.
The schedule of lectures:
In Ljubljana, the lectures and seminars are generally organized in the afternoon hours during weekdays. In Nova Gorica lectures and seminars are generally held on Friday afternoons and on Saturdays throughout the whole day.
Access to the schedule and materials is available via Web office (spletni referat) or online classroom (Moodle) after the candidate is enroled.
|NO.||COURSE||1. semester||2. semester|
|1.||General Psychology 1||6||–|
|2.||Mental Health and Personal Growth||6||–|
|3.||Introduction to Psychosocial Support||7||–|
|4.||Interpersonal Communication Techniques||–||8|
|6.||General Psychology 2||–||7|
|7.||Social Security Law||–||6|
|8.||Sociology of Social Policy||6||–|
|NO.||COURSE||1. semester||2. semester|
|4.||Deliquency Theories and Process of Help in Community||–||6|
|6.||Theories and Models of Personality||–||6|
|7.||Rehabilitation, Special and Social Pedagogy||–||6|
|8.||Introduction into Health Care||6||–|
|10.||Participation and Help in Community||3||–|
|NO.||COURSE||1. semester||2. semester|
|1.||Working with a Group and Group Dynamics||6||–|
|2.||Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Counselling||–||6|
|4.||Supervision and Intervision||6||–|
|5.||Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy||–||6|
|7.||Project Work in the Field of Psychosocial Support||4||–|
|2.||Psychological First Aid||6|
|3.||Working with Young People and Families||6|
|6.||Dying, Death and Paliative Care||6|
|9.||Psychotherapy of Severe Mental Disorders and Community Care||6|
|10.||Psychosocial Counselling and Spirituality||6|
|12.||Psychosocial Treatment of Addiction||6|
|13.||Sport Movement Psychotherapy||6|
|14.||The Process of De-institucionalization||6|
** Each academic year, SASS offers 3-4 elective courses from the entire set of courses or the offered number of courses depends on the number of students enrolled.
Knowledge assessment is part of the study process of teaching and learning, and it takes place during the course of the study process and after the completion of the individual courses of the study programme. At the same time, students are expected to pass ongoing activities. The intention and objective of knowledge assessment is to acquire regular and quality information about how students are achieving the planned general and course-specific competences, and obtain information on the achievement of the goals of the study programme.
The method of knowledge assessment and grading is determined for each individual course and specified in its syllabus. They are adjusted to verify the achieved objectives at individual courses, anticipated achievements of the study, and development of general and subject-specific competencies. Methods of knowledge assessment and grading vary because of different teaching methods, which ensure criteria of validity, reliability and objectivity, but also take into account the quality of the structure and organization of knowledge.
To progress from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year.
To progress from the second into the third year, the student must meet all the requirements from the first year and acquire at least 45 ECTS from the second year.
Exceptionally, students can enrol in the next year, even if all the requirements set by the study programme for enrolment in the next year were not met, if he/she has justifiable reasons, such as maternity, prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances, participation at top professional, cultural and sports events.
In order to finish the studies, student has to successfully complete all study obligations prescribed by the study programme in the range of 180 credits (ECTS).
The student who enrols into the second year of the Psychosocial Support(BA) programme after graduating from a post-secondary professional (višješolski strokovni) study programme adopted after 01.01.1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the second and third year in the range of minimum 120 ECTS credits.
The student who enrols into the third year after graduating from a post-secondary programme adopted before 01.01.1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the third year in the range of minimum 60 ECTS credits.
Opportunities for the profession: The graduate is an expert in providing basic psychosocial support and non-directive counselling. These include: assistance in difficult life situations, emotional relief, deepening insight into current problems, strengthening self-confidence, empowerment for independent problem solving, developing social skills, encouraging personal growth In order to implement such assistance students, during their studies, gain knowledge and skills to establish a counselling relationship, implement non-directive interview, recognize symptoms of mental disorders and refer the person to the appropriate expert or the relevant institution.
After completing the study programme, the graduate of the Psychosocial Support programme is qualified to provide psychosocial support to various populations, such as children and adolescents, the elderly, patients, migrants, people with mental health problems, addicts, the unemployed, the homeless, offenders, etc.
Graduates can implement these activities inappropriate public or private institutions, non-governmental organizations, or private practice.
Need help before taking your next step?
By purchasing the Study + package, in addition to the friendly staff at the faculty, who are always ready to support you in your studies, you will receive the following benefits:
a) the possibility of direct participation in most lectures and exercises through Zoom, with the exception of some lectures, exercises and seminars, which can not be directly monitored through ZOOM (eg exercises conducted in the field; exercises whose nature does not allow direct monitoring through ICT resources, exercises in which the physical presence of students is necessary to ensure the competencies and learning outcomes provided for in the study program, exercises in which direct monitoring through ICT resources is not possible due to privacy protection, etc.)
b) Possibility of year-round viewing of recordings of most lectures and exercises, with the exception of some lectures, exercises and seminars, which cannot be recorded (eg exercises conducted in the field; exercises not recorded for privacy reasons, etc.)
c) Possibility of taking exams via ICT resources (Zoom or Moodle online classroom)
An enrollment counselor can reach out to you.