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Psychologists of the institutions of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Irkutsk Region began training under the program of additional professional education “Media technologies in professional activities.” The distance course will cover the entire personnel of the psychological service and will last for several weeks.

The training seminar is conducted by employees of ANO DPO “Irkutsk Interregional Center for Educational and Media Technologies”. At the first face-to-face lesson, professional mediators analyzed the phenomenon of conflict and talked about mediation as a form of resolving conflict situations. At the webinars, psychologists will study the strategies of behavior of the parties to the conflict and methods of resolving disputes using mediation technologies.

After training, employees will receive certificates of professional development. The skills of building constructive relationships will be widely used by penitentiary psychologists in their work with citizens serving sentences.

Note that the staffing of the psychological service of the GUFSIN of Russia in the Irkutsk region is 83 units. Citizens arriving in pre-trial detention centers and correctional institutions undergo psychodiagnostic examinations in full, according to the results of which psychologists compose characteristics reflecting the personal characteristics of convicts and recommendations for employees. The work of psychologists with convicts continues during the serving of the sentence, up to the point of release from institutions. A number of institutions are successfully implementing the Departmental program of social and psychological work in relation to persons with alcohol and drug addiction. For the personnel, the psychological service has developed a special algorithm of psychological support, which includes individual and group sessions for personal development, increasing stress resistance, motivation for performance, prevention of emotional burnout. Special attention is paid to working with family members of employees.

Press service of the GUFSIN of Russia for the Irkutsk Region

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