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Qualification: Professional Bachelor’s Degree of Social Sciences in Psychology, Assistant Psychologist (RSU)

Professional Bachelor’s Degree of Social Sciences in Psychology, Assistant Psychologist (RSU)

Qualification Information

- to master the principal concepts of psychology and other sciences that are related to a specific practice of assistant of psychology;
- to develop knowledge and skills for practical work;
- to conduct a practice under supervision (26 CP);
- to carry out an independent research and aggregate the outcomes in Bachelor’s thesis, according to the requirements of a scientific publications.



Competences:

1. Basic knowledge of:
1.1. business basics;
1.2. logic.
2. Understanding of:
2.1. philosophy;
2.2. sociology;
2.3. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. Ability to apply knowledge of:
3.1. history of psychology;
3.2. general psychology;
3.3. psychophysiology;
3.4. neuropsychology;
3.5. cognitive psychology;
3.6. social psychology;
3.7. personality psychology;
3.8. developmental psychology;
3.9. organizational psychology;
3.10. differential psychology;
3.11. pathopsychology;
3.12. health psychology;
3.13. educational psychology;
3.14. psychological research methods;
3.15. psychometrics;
3.16. statistical data processing methods;
3.17. psychological assessment (evaluation) methods;
3.18. basic principles of psychotherapy and psychological counselling theories and methods;
3.19. professional ethics and moral norms;
3.20. information technologies;
3.21. scientific research methods;
3.22. official language;
3.23. at least two languages at the communication level one of which is a European Union member state language.
3.24. employment relationship;
3.25. environmental protection;
3.26. labour protection.



Skills:

1. To understand, analyse and apply theoretical and empirical principles of psychology in one's professional activities.
2. To find out and asses a client's needs and analyse them together with the client and a psychologist in order to plan future professional activities with the client.
3. To set achievable goals that fit the needs of a client, coordinating them with the client and psychologist and determining achievement criteria.
4. To carry out psychological examination (evaluation) of an individual, group and organization under the supervision of a psychologist, using appropriate interviewing, testing, questioning and observation techniques.
5. Under the supervision of a psychologist to develop an action plan with specific methods and approaches according to a client's needs and the current situation.
6. To carry out psychological counselling under the supervision of a psychologist or apply other methods of providing psychological support (e.g. parent training seminars) in accordance with the client's needs and objectives.
7. To use psychological assistance methods that help individuals or groups to learn independent problem-solving approaches.
8. Under the guidance of a psychologist to assess the effectiveness and results of psychological assistance, and to draw conclusions.
9. Under the guidance of a psychologist to provide customer feedback regarding psychological evaluation and psychological assistance process.
10. Under the guidance of a psychologist to develop professional, precise and reasoned opinions and other psychological activity descriptions.
11. To analyse scientific literature and develop theoretical justification of a psychological study.
12. To develop appropriate psychological research hypothesis or research questions.
13. To select appropriate research methods to carry out psychological research.
14. To collect psychological research data or information and carry out quantitative or qualitative analysis thereof.
15. To assess the information obtained with the help of psychological research and draw conclusions.
16. To develop psychological research description in accordance with the basic principles of scientific articles.
17. To respect the rules of professional ethics and generally accepted moral norms.
18. To use software necessary for psychological research and other professional activities.
19. To know the official language.
20. To know at least two languages at the communication level one of which is a European Union member state language.
21. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least one foreign language.
22. To comply with environmental protection regulations.
23. To comply with occupational safety, fire safety and hygiene requirements.
24. To meet the requirements of employment relationship.



Knowledge:

1. To understand, analyse and apply theoretical and empirical principles of psychology in one's professional activities.
2. To find out and asses a client's needs and analyse them together with the client and a psychologist in order to plan future professional activities with the client.
3. To set achievable goals that fit the needs of a client, coordinating them with the client and psychologist and determining achievement criteria.
4. To carry out psychological examination (evaluation) of an individual, group and organization under the supervision of a psychologist, using appropriate interviewing, testing, questioning and observation techniques.
5. Under the supervision of a psychologist to develop an action plan with specific methods and approaches according to a client's needs and the current situation.
6. To carry out psychological counselling under the supervision of a psychologist or apply other methods of providing psychological support (e.g. parent training seminars) in accordance with the client's needs and objectives.
7. To use psychological assistance methods that help individuals or groups to learn independent problem-solving approaches.
8. Under the guidance of a psychologist to assess the effectiveness and results of psychological assistance, and to draw conclusions.
9. Under the guidance of a psychologist to provide customer feedback regarding psychological evaluation and psychological assistance process.
10. Under the guidance of a psychologist to develop professional, precise and reasoned opinions and other psychological activity descriptions.
11. To analyse scientific literature and develop theoretical justification of a psychological study.
12. To develop appropriate psychological research hypothesis or research questions.
13. To select appropriate research methods to carry out psychological research.
14. To collect psychological research data or information and carry out quantitative or qualitative analysis thereof.
15. To assess the information obtained with the help of psychological research and draw conclusions.
16. To develop psychological research description in accordance with the basic principles of scientific articles.
17. To respect the rules of professional ethics and generally accepted moral norms.
18. To use software necessary for psychological research and other professional activities.
19. To know the official language.
20. To know at least two languages at the communication level one of which is a European Union member state language.
21. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least one foreign language.
22. To comply with environmental protection regulations.
23. To comply with occupational safety, fire safety and hygiene requirements.
24. To meet the requirements of employment relationship.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
Information Language:
Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Rīga Stradiņš University

Awarding body contact info: 

DZIRCIEMA IELA 16, RĪGA, LV-1007
Tālr.: 67409230
Fakss: 67471815
E-pasts: RSU@rsu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Assistant psychologist (2634 10)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)