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Psychological support

Below is the information concerning psychological support for students, doctoral students and employees provided by the University of Silesia.

1. Psychological support for students and doctoral students

We realise that in this difficult time, when teaching activities at the University, as well as many other activities, are limited, students and doctoral students may be more affected by personal problems, which is why we offer to provide our usual support in the form of online consultations (upon previous arrangement of a meeting by using the e-mail address specified below).

The following specialist consultations are available:

  • psychological (psychological intervention and support, diagnostics, cognitive behavioural therapy);
  • psychiatrist (consultations possible after previous contact with a psychologist);
  • career counselling;
  • career coaching.

Students and doctoral students who want to use the psychological or psychiatrist consultation services should contact us by e-mail:

Consultations will be conducted via Skype. The following technical requirements must be fulfilled to take part in online consultations:

  • access to Internet from any device on which the participant has a Skype account
  • headphones with microphone and camera can be used for better quality of connection
  • quality of Internet connection and details related to software settings may affect the quality of connection, which is why we recommend running a sound test before the consultation (in line with the software distributor guidelines).

Additionally, especially now when students and doctoral students have more free time, we suggest investing this time in your personal development, which can be done e.g. by:

Detailed information is available on the website with information for students of the University of Silesia.

2. Psychological support for international students

In response to the extraordinary circumstances related to the spread of virus SARS-CoV2, the Student Service Centre at the University of Silesia in Katowice has provided the possibility of psychological consultations for foreign language students.

This applies to all students who are currently taking part in student exchange programmes at the University of Silesia, especially those who are in a difficult position due to the current epidemiological situation.
Psychologists will be available via SKYPE.

Dates:

  • 31 March 2020, Tuesday, 8.00 - 10.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ3
  • 1 April 2020, Wednesday, 11.00 - 13.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ2
  • 2 April 2020, Thursday, 11.00 - 13.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ2
  • 3 April 2020, Friday, 9.00 - 11.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ3
  • 6 April 2020, Monday, 11.00 - 13.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ3
  • 8 April 2020, Wednesday, 11.00 - 13.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ2
  • 9 April 2020, Thursday, 16.00 - 18.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ1
  • 10 April 2020, Friday, 16.00 - 18.00, SKYPE: psychologUŚ1

    Technical requirements:

    1. You need access to the Internet from a mobile device on which you have a SKYPE account.
    2. Use headphones with microphone and camera for a better quality of connection.
    3. The quality of Internet connection and details related to software settings may affect the quality of connection, which is why we recommend running a sound test before the consultations (in line with the software distributor guidelines).

    If for any reason you cannot take part in consultations during the hours stated above, but your situation is difficult and you need to talk, please write to psycholog@us.edu.pl. You will arrange the meeting date together.

    3. Psychological support for employees

    We have currently found ourselves in an unusual and particularly difficult situation. The changes that had to take place in our family, social and professional lives have frequently turned our previous daily functioning upside down. We have to take decisions and actions that are very difficult to handle all by ourselves. You can rely on the support of specialists from the Institute of Psychology!
      
    Contact us, if you need our help, simply want to talk or have difficulties with:

    • handling the situation around you and the related fear, stress and tension,
    • home quarantine and its impact on the relationships with your relatives,
    • work in new virtual reality, finding enthusiasm to such work, work organisation and effectiveness,
    • arranging your everyday life so that you live well, taking care of your own health and your surroundings.

    Dominik Adamek – psychologist, psychosocial skills workshop coach. He has several years of experience in working with people experiencing crisis, threatened with social exclusion and having difficult professional situation, which he gained in Silesian foundations, associations and social assistance institutions.
    Contact: 
    dominik.adamek@us.edu.pl

    Maciej Janowski – psychologist. He has a long-term experience in aid and therapy work at the Family Promotion Centre in Chorzów. Contact: maciej.janowski@us.edu.pl

    Anita Pollak – clinical psychologist, behavioral therapist. She has a long-term experience in working with people with mental disorders and originating from psychopathology-risk backgrounds. She is particularly interested in the problems of handling stress - its conditions and consequences for health - and psychology of work, especially employee response to organisational changes. Contact: anita.pollak@us.edu.pl

    Izabela Rajska-Kulik - clinical psychologist, psychotherapist. She has a long-term experience in working with people facing crisis at the Crisis Intervention Centre and people with somatic illnesses hospitalised at the oncology and chemotherapy ward. Psychotherapist during the certification process as part of complete training in the field of psychotherapy certified by the Scientific Psychotherapy Section and Family Therapy Section of the Polish Psychiatric Association. Contact: izabela.rajska-kulik@us.edu.pl

    Ewa Wojtyna - psychiatrist, psychologist, certified psychotherapist and cognitive behavioural therapy supervisor, psycho-oncologist and psycho-oncology supervisor. She has a long-term experience in working with mentally ill at a stationary psychiatrist ward and in consultative psychiatry, as well as in psychological help and cognitive behavioural psychotherapy for people with mental and somatic issues. Contact: ewa.wojtyna@us.edu.pl

     

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    Important Contact Data:

    24/7 National Health Fund (NFZ) helpline on coronavirus:
    Phone no. 800 190 590

    24/7 Silesian Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Katowice helpline on coronavirus:
    Phone no. 660 686 917

    Infectious diseases wards near you:

    • Bytom (Szpital Specjalistyczny nr 1, al. Legionów 49),
    • Chorzów (Szpital Specjalistyczny, ul. Zjednoczenia 10),
    • Tychy (Szpital Megrez, ul. Edukacji 102),
    • Cieszyn (Szpital Śląski, ul. Bielska 4).

    Complete list of infectious diseases wards:  www.gov.pl.

    Team for Communication and Information on SARS-CoV-2:

    • Assoc. Prof. Lucyna Sadzikowska, Professor of the University of Silesia, Head of the Rector’s Office - Chairman of the Team
    • Justyna Szostek-Aksamit, MA, Head of the Student Service Centre – Team member,
    • Jacek Szymik-Kozaczko, MA, Ombudsperson of the University of Silesia – Team member,
    • Radosław Aksamit, MA, Head of the Media Centre – Team member,
    • Katarzyna Więcek-Jakubek, MA, Head of the HR and Internal Communication Department – Team member.

    University of Silesia in Katowice
    ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice
    phone no. +48 32 359 22 22
    e-mail: 
    info@us.edu.pl
    NIP: 634-019-71-34

    Contact for media:
    rzecznik@us.edu.pl

    Contact for publishing info on this website: radoslaw.aksamit@us.edu.pl

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