Activities in with students physically present in Rovereto will start on Monday morning 5 July and will finish on Friday afternoon 16 July 2021.
Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Corso Bettini 84 and 31, Rovereto (both in classroom and outdoors, depending on the activities and weather).
Admission and Covid related measures
Considering the current situation in Italy and related policies for incoming travelers, in order to participate in the Summer School each student must submit proof of one of the following:
1) a negative COVID swab test taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy
2) application of the required full dose(s) of an anti-COVID vaccine authorized for use by the European Union
3) certified recovery after having contracted COVID (no more than 6 months ago)
Please carefully read the most updated information on measures implemented at the national and international level via the websites in the Useful Links section. Important updates on national travel policies will be provided starting from 15 May.
This Summer School explores mental illness and psychological well-being from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Psychological and cognitive sciences, but also literary, cultural, philosophical, sociological and linguistic sciences have contributed a diversity of outlooks and research methods to the study of the mind and its processes, as well as to those of healing individual and collective traumas.
The program is based on the premise that, in order to comprehend mental illness, to promote health and empathy, and to build inclusive societies, a narrative-based, subject-centered and culture-bound approach can complement psychological and cognitive studies.
The Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences in Rovereto has maintained an integrated approach to the study of the mind, the brain and behavior since 2005 and thus it offers a unique context for the PsyHuman Summer School.
Participants will focus on two lines of study:
1. Mental Illness, Psychological Well-Being, and Empathy
2. Narrative and Cultural Strategies for Managing Traumas and Promoting Inclusion
The syllabus tackles issues such as: interdisciplinary research on empathy, narrative-based approaches to mental illness, mindfulness, Alzheimer’s disease in literature/films/graphic novels/art (first track); and managing trauma and emotions, lgbtq+ inclusion, cultural healing and social cure, historical and psychological traumas, storytelling & burn out in healthcare (second track).
The program combines collaborative lectures and workshops, with potential outdoor activities such as: guided visits to Freud Promenade (Bolzano), to the former Psychiatric Hospital of Pergine Valsugana (1882-2002) and to the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MART) in Rovereto, in addition to forest walks and art bathing.
This program may be adapted according to the future COVID-19 situation and related travel restrictions.
Admission reserved for up to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor's and all Master's students). The PsyHuman Summer School adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their inter-disciplinary competencies.
Admission is open (but not limited to) students with a background in: Psychology, Cognitive Science, Medicine, Social Sciences, Social Work, Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Arts.
A good level of English is needed (minimum level B2)..
Workload and Credits
The School, taught entirely in the English language, consists of 8 hours per day of organized activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursions).
At the end of the School participants will receive an official UniTrento transcript of records certifying 6 ECTS (+ 2 possible additional credits for optional extra work to be arranged with the academic coordinator). Please refer to the Assessment Task document in the Download Box.
All participants are responsible for planning and paying for their own lodging in Rovereto, ideally near the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science where most classes will be held. Check-in should be on Sunday 4 and check out on Saturday 17 July.
Details will be sent to admitted participants.
Students from UniTrento partners universities: 100 Euros due by 24 May. Payment details will be sent to admitted participants.
The participation cost includes meals (lunch and dinner) from Monday to Friday, excursions and socio-cultural programs.
Excluded are: accommodation, breakfast, insurance and travel costs.
A maximum of 2 ECIU students free of charge.
Cancellation: Participation fees will be reimbursed 100% in case of cancellation due to serious illness or a positive COVID swab test within the 48 hours prior to departure for Italy. No fees will be reimbursed if cancellation is for any other reason.