Blended learning course for psychosocial professionals active in migrant, displaced persons, and refugee support


We are proud to invite you to a new open course organized by Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca (BBU) through the BBU-PsyTech Clinic, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This course is dedicated to psychosocial professionals active in migrant, displaced persons, and refugee support and will provide a framework for developing psychosocial dimensions of migration and displacement based on ethical principles, approaches, and tools associated with psychosocial support.

The course will encompass legal standards, psychological first aid, psychological interventions, and other related contents, with a duration of 60 hours plus fieldwork (online and in-person in Cluj-Napoca, Romania), and it is available to Romanian, Moldavian, Ukrainian, and Polish citizens.

Please access the Course Description here.


Places available: 30 with fee, travel & accommodation costs supported by IOM*.

Duration of the course: 13 October 2023 to 10 December 2023 (every second weekend).

Credits: Graduates will receive a BBU University Certificate with 3 ECTS.

Lecturers: The course will be delivered by professionals and academics from Babes-Bolyai University, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Institute for Global Health and Development at Queen Mary University Edinburgh, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and ART Fusion.


  • Academic background (at least BA) in one of the following required disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social Psychology, Community Psychology, Social Work, Education, Special Education, Humanities, and Applied Arts.
  • At least 2 years of proven relevant experience in the field of MHPSS for migrants, displaced persons and refugees.
  • Currently employed by a NGO, IO, INGO or Governmental service (health, education, emergency response, etc) providing MHPSS support to migrant population
  • English language proficiency.

Course Summary:

  • Module 1: In-person (Cluj), 13-15 October 2023 – Setting objectives, legal frameworks and psychological first aid.
  • Module 2: Remote/Online, 27-19 October 2023 – International standards, assessment and mapping, mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Module 3: In-person (Cluj), 10-12 November 2023 – Community and family support.
  • Module 4: Remote/Online, 24-26 November 2023 – Translation, interpretation, cultural mediation, and community bridges, lay counselling and psychological interventions and care for people with severe mental conditions.
  • Module 5:  In-person (Cluj), 8-10 December 2023 – concepts and models of MHPSS, evaluation and fieldwork discussions.


Places are limited to 30, and applicants need to register here:

Registration deadline: Sunday 01 October 2023.


*Selection will be applied based on the requirements through evaluation/interview.

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