SPRb1146 Social work with people with psychosis

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Barbora Krejčová (lecturer)
Bc. Eliška Mázlová Kratochvílová, DiS. (lecturer)
Ing. Václav Rolenec (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Sokolová, DiS. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 18:00–19:40 U41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to make students acquainted with essential concepts of psychotic disorders. Both lectures and seminars emphasize practical application – that is social work with psychotic clients. A meeting with a social worker, specialized in working with psychotic clients will be involved within the framework of the course. Particular therapeutic concepts of work with psychotics and chance of a concrete intervention rehearsal will be also presented to students. The conception of psychoses will be presented within a cross-cultural context (Japan, India, USA).
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
apply basic concepts of psychopathology and psychotherapy of people with psychotic and personality disorders to social work;
work with specific intervention in social services for people with psychotic a personality disorders;
  • 1. General introduction: history, what is psychosis, classification according to MKN10 (medical definition of psychotic disorders)
  • 2. Life situation of psychotic individual (casuistry, family, leisure time), „A Beautiful Mind“ movie presentation
  • 3. A comparison of psychiatric, psychological and social approaches of specialists and their interpretation of an etiology of disorder
  • 4. Particular psychological approaches to work with psychotics (therapy)
  • 5. Group work with psychotics
  • 6. Social constructivism as one of approaches to work with psychotics; prejudices, discrimination
  • 7. Crisis intervention
  • 8. A comparison of the care in the Czech Republic and abroad (trends, community care)
  • 9. A meeting with a social worker (Práh or Eset)
  • 10. Positive ways of coping and prevention of mental disorders
  • 11. Development of positive potential of people with psychotic disorder
  • 12. The role of the social worker, communication with client, family and within an organization
    required literature
  • Psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia : a practical guide for mental health workers. Edited by Neil Harris - Steve Williams - Tim Bradshaw. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002, xiv, 276. ISBN 0333777395. info
  • DÖRNER, Klaus and Ursula PLOG. Bláznit je lidské : učebnice psychiatrie a psychoterapie. Translated by Jan Lorenc. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1999, 353 s. ISBN 8071696285. info
  • DÖRNER, Klaus. Osvobozující rozhovor : psychicky nemocný v rodině. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1999, 132 s. ISBN 807169892X. info
  • GOFFMAN, Erving. Stigma :poznámky k problému zvládání narušené identity. Translated by Tomáš Prášek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003, 167 s. ISBN 80-86429-21-0. info
    recommended literature
  • KOPŘIVA, Karel. Lidský vztah jako součást profese :psychoterapeutické kapitoly pro sociální, pedagogické a zdravotnické profese. 2., rozš. a přeprac. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1997, 147 s. ISBN 80-7178-150-9. info
  • Sociální práce v praxi : specifika různých cílových skupin a práce s nimi. Edited by Oldřich Matoušek - Pavla Kodymová - Jana Koláčková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2005, 351 s. ISBN 807367002X. info
    not specified
  • MUSIL, Libor. "Ráda bych Vám pomohla, ale--" : dilemata práce s klienty v organizacích. Vyd. 1. Brno: Marek Zeman, 2004, 243 s. ISBN 8090307019. info
Teaching methods
Students are taught by lectures of 4 different lecturers, they are expected to read recommended literature and be able to give questions.
Assessment methods
Examination, lectures (75% presence), reading (compulsory literature), knowledge test (open questions), seminar paper ( 3 pages, choice one of themes)
• Reflection of the course (benefits and losses)
• Self-reflection (Would you manage to work with this target group? In what manner?)
• Reflection of a chosen book
• Description of an approach you consider as effective at work with this target group and why?
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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