VZpM33 Mental Health Promotion

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Mgr. Alice Prokopová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc.
Department of Physical and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Andrea Špačková
Supplier department: Department of Physical and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Fri 15. 11. 9:00–13:50 učebna 27
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective of the course is to present the area of health psychology with a focus on supporting mental health, disease prevention, and effective methods of supporting mental health, both theoretically and practically based on self-experience.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will:
- Understand the protective and risk factors of mental health, including their associations and contexts,
- Be able to apply the knowledge in the area of promotion of mental health and prevention of mental diseases.
  • Content of seminars:
  • 1. Psychology of health, basic concepts;
  • 2. Protective and risk factors of mental health;
  • 3. Various theoretical approaches to mental health protection;
  • 4. Psychotherapy – various psychotherapeutic directions – basic overview;
  • 5. Personality change from various perspectives;
  • 6. Efficient factors of mental health promotion;
  • 7. Methods of mental health promotion I;
  • 8. Methods of mental health promotion II;
  • 9. Methods of mental health promotion III;
  • 10. ‘Flow phenomenon’ – an inspiring concept in the context of health promotion;
  • 11. Significance of self-reflection, self-knowledge;
  • 12. Selected methods aimed at self-knowledge.
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Stanislav. Základy psychoterapie (Foundations of psychotherapy). Praha: Portál, 2006. 283 pp. Portál 5.verze. ISBN 80-7367-122-0. info
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, Jaro. Psychologie zdraví. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2003. 279 s. ISBN 8071787744. info
Teaching methods
At the beginning of the term students shall select their preferred way of completing the course; one of them is a continuous seminar paper, the other one is active participation in a group aimed at mental health promotion methods.
Assessment methods
A precondition for successful completion of the course is either submission of a seminar paper on a selected aspect of mental health promotion (assignment and instructions – see ‘Teacher Information’), or active participation in a single self-experience teaching block held on Fridays aimed at specific health promotion methods.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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