PSY146 Mental Health

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kostínková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 10:00–11:40 P52
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course student should be able to:
- formulate their own goal in the framework of mental hygiene and personal growth
- work independently on its fulfilment using techniques and procedures presented during seminars and using also sources from outside this course
- apply various techniques and methods of mental health and self-development in their own life
  • 1. Introduction: personal goal
  • 2. Psychosomatic connections
  • 3. Relaxation techniques
  • 4. Bodywork in the context of mental hygiene
  • 5. Coping strategied: emotion management
  • 6. Focusing
  • 7. The technique of "four anchorings"
  • 8. "Dialogical" techniques of mental hygiene
  • 9. Mental hygiene in environmental context
  • 10. Will
  • 11. Inspirations from positive psychology: strenghts
  • 12. Closure: reflection
  • BEDRNOVÁ, Eva. Duševní hygiena a sebeřízení : pro vysokoškoláky a mladé manažery. 1. vyd. Praha: Fortuna, 1999. 157 s. info
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, Jaro. Jak zvládat stres. Praha: Grada, Avicenum, 1994. 190 s. ISBN 8071691216. info
  • MELLIBRUDA, Jerzy. Hľadanie seba samého. V Bratislave: Smena, 1987. info
  • MÍČEK, Libor. Duševní hygiena. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 207 s. info
Teaching methods
Direct experience with various techniques of mental hygiene. Stimulating openess to new experience, sharing and discussing it with others and to looking for one's personal ways of mental hygiene. Formulation of one's own personal goal, conducting continuous personal notes or log capturing one's progress in the pursuit of the chosen goal. Reading selected materials. Summarizing one's continual notes into semester paper and presenting it to others on the last seminar.
Assessment methods
Final discussion about semester paper. Active participation on seminars is required.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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