Part of  the development of assessment skills module, a training workshop took place during 24-25 June 2018 at AARU’s premises in Amman for the Jordanian partner universities aimed at acquiring abilities to monitor emotions and behaviours after an extreme event.

The different response patterns were discussed as well as the possibilities of accompanying people affected from the paradigm of psychological first aid. The training focused on helping the RSOS potential staff to be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of screening skills within everyday work; to evaluate the possibilities and limitations of screening methods; to review key tools and resources valid for mental health and psychosocial screening; to identify the needs of key stake holders within extreme events as well as to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively involving support.

Another session was on Application Writing  and Job Application Procedures and Strategies. The training was conducted by Dr. Francisco Jose Eiroa Orosa and Dr. Beatriz Ximena Cantero Riveros from Barcelona University.

A final training session was held  during 30 June – 1 July 2018 on Basic Communication Skills and was conducted by Ms. Maria Carmen Martin Munoz from Barcelona University. It focused on reflection of one’s own communication style, and how to avoid misunderstandings as well as how to practice active, mindful and empathetic listening in addition to other relevant issues.

See the Photogallery of the event