STRENCO Competency Assessment Tools

Development of assessment tools for multi-professional competencies needed for collaborative working/co-production in mental health and Erasmus competencies.

Introduction

The WHO’s European Mental Health Action Plan prioritizes the rights and empowerment of service users and their families. Service user partnership and involvement in education and service delivery is growing in importance for the development of future and current practitioners. Despite policies placing a strong emphasis on positive approaches like recovery-orientated practices and social inclusion, service user empowerment and involvement is still a common challenge across European countries. Higher Education Institutions have a significant role to play in changing this by developing the competencies needed by current and future practitioners.

Aim of Output

The aim of the output was to develop an assessment tool for multi-professional competencies that are needed for collaborative working/coproduction in mental health. Another aim was to develop competency assessment tool for Erasmus competences.

Methods

The STRENCO Project has been built around action research principles and draws together communities of practice (CoP). Central to this approach is the use of international CoP’s from six international universities involving students, service users, family members, clinicians and academics. A Participatory Design Research approach has been used, meaning that the participants (being students, service users, family members, clinicians and academics) contributed along a collegial-line to the development and production of the assessment tool during the project.

Results

As results of this output, you can find two reports:

  1. Manual of STRENCO Competency Assessment Tool for Coproduction in Mental Health (Click the preview image to open the manual)

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 Belgium
Finland
Greece

You can also download the STRENCO Competency Assessment tool:

 

2. Manual of Generic Erasmus Competencies Assessment Tool (Click the preview image to open the manual)

For other language versions click here:
 Belgium
Finland
Greece

You can also download the STRENCO Generic Erasmus Competence Assessment Tool:

Process 

If you want to know more about the development process of mental health competencies, please see the presentation below:

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