Course: Phenomenological Reflection of visual artifact as a salutogenetic and psychoterapeutic method

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Course title Phenomenological Reflection of visual artifact as a salutogenetic and psychoterapeutic method
Course code KPS/E011
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Závora Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Phenomenological Reflection of Visual Artifact (PRVA) is a diagnostic, therapeutic and didactic method with pathogenetic and salutogenetic useful functions. PRVA based on knowledges of clinical psychology and special psychotherapy. It used in treatment, prevention and salutogenetic influence of disquieting emotions. PRVA allows to understand the disquieting emotion that proband has injected by artifact influence. The artifact must always be authentic. The method grew out of joint scholarly effort of Jiri Zavora and Magda Nisponska. PRVA works with the interaction processes of the mind and body. Its aim is a good name (by word grasping) of felt sense so that will shift sense. The aim is to achieve understanding of experienced (congruence). PRVA is placed on the hermeneutic-narrative and phenomenological grounds. Historical and conceptual definition of this method is based on the theory and practice of selected art education and psychotherapeutic approaches and philosophies of dialogue of Martin Buber. Conceptual definition of PRVA found mainly in psychosomatic (Focusing of E. Gendlin, Satitherapy of M. Fryba) and expressive approaches of psychotherapy (art therapy, psychodrama), salutoprotective procedures in therapy and spiritual and existential concepts of art education. PRVA creates conditions for the process of understanding of experienced sense phenomena. This process of understanding takes place in the direction from take pattern of felt sens (eidos) to find meaning (logos).

Learning activities and teaching methods
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  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will understand the basic principles and bases of the PRVA method (Phenomenological Reflection of Visual Artifact). Student get an idea of salutogenetic application of the PRVA on the child and adult group.
Preparedness for systematic training in the first method, or other expressive psychotherapeutic techniques or salutogenetic support.
Student must have a basic knowledge of soc. psychology and ontog. psychology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Závora, J. Fenomenologická reflexe výtvarného projevu jako nástroj porozumění znepokojivé emoci dítěte. Plzeň: ZČU Plzeň a UK Praha, 2008.
  • Závora, J., Hornofová, P. Procesuální souvislosti začlenění metody PRVA do artefiletického setkání. Psychologie a její kontexty 4 (1), 2013.
  • Závora, J., Staněk, Z. Aplikace metody PRVA v etopedické praxi. Olomouc: FF UPOL, 2011.
  • Závora, J. Učitel, krizová intervence a dítě v tísni. Ústí n. Labem: PF UJEP, 2010.
  • Závora, J. Uvedení do metody PRVA. Ústí n. L., 2011. ISBN 978-80-7414-350-2.
  • Závora, J. Výzkum významu témat evokovaných metodou PRVA. Brno, 2012.

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