Why study Master in Psychosocial Intervention?

This is an interdisciplinary degree that arose from the demands and challenges of psychosocial intervention, from psychology professionals and from the humanities and social sciences in general.

It aims to offer theoretical and practical tools that can meet these demands and challenges, in particular the ethical aspects that must be respected.

The Master of Psychosocial Intervention is backed by the extensive experience of Universidad Icesi and its Department of Psychological Studies in carrying out numerous projects in community and educational settings.

The Department of Psychosocial Studies is part of the School of Law and Social Sciences, which also offers undergraduate programs in Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Political Science, and related programs. Its academic dyspareunia and centers for social responsibility are distinguished by their community interventions: Ethnographic Lab, Center for Interdisciplinary Legal, Social, and Humanist Studies, Law Group for the Public Interest, and more. The Master of Psychosocial Intervention enjoys great support from the interdisciplinary approach adopted by the Universidad Icesi’s School of Law and Social Sciences.

Two Concentrations

Educational settings: Educational institutions operate as a space for resonance and expression of a series of social and cultural conflicts that spill over from their specific setting. The proposed interventions promoted by this master’s program distance themselves from any normative or disciplinary expectation in order to evaluate these conflicts from a complex perspective. Thus, issues such as violence in school, learning problems, or drug use are explored taking into account multiple contributing familial, social, cultural, and subjective factors and that considering protective and preventative tools.

Community settings: In community spaces, conflicts and unrest manifest themselves in specific ways in each individual interacting this these settings. Family violence, drug abuse, general manifestations of anxiety and intolerance towards social ties and everyday spaces are current problems that can be studied and addressed from a psychosocial and community perspective. This does not mean ignoring the singular nature of how these processes are expressed in the people affected by them, but situating this assessment in a broader relational framework. The community intervention perspective proposed here is part of an interdisciplinary mental health model, where different knowledge and capacities, including those of the community itself, find common ground for expression and action.