PSY6012 - Create room for dialogue - with self and others


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course is about how one creates space for dialogue, both with oneself and with others. By gaining insight into concepts and practices that can promote self-reflection, one will stand more firmly to achieve a good life and good relationships. The focus is both on how one can take responsibility for one's own development, through becoming more attentive to the way one relates to oneself and others. Reflections will be made on what self-development means, in life and work roles, over the course of life. Furthermore, there will be a focus on change, both in us and in our surroundings, as well as how we as humans must relate to both our strength and vulnerability

Learning outcome


Upon completion of the course, participants should be able:

  • Insight into theories of relevance for dialogue with oneself about others.
  • Insight into relevant theories and concepts for self-reflection and self-knowledge.


Upon completion of the course, participants should be able:

  • Be able to contribute to eigen and others say self-development across the board, in different life and work roles
  • Be able to contribute to Eigen's and others' self-development lengthwise, in different phases of life and in the life cycle
  • Be able to reflect on one's ability to relate to change, both internal and external, with its strengths and with its vulnerabilities

General competence

Upon completion of the course, participants should have:

Concepts and analytical tools to reflect on and help create good dialogue, with oneself and others, and thus contribute to better health, life, joy of life and relationships

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of a combination of an 2-hour digital seminar and and a 5-day seminar in Trondheim.

Compulsory assignments

  • Deltakelse på samlinger

Further on evaluation

The course concludes with a semester assignment/essay of approx. 10-12 pages. The topic and issues must be linked to the overall theme of the course and determined in cooperation with the course leaders. The deadline for the semester assignment will be 11.12.2024. The thesis can be theoretical or a (theoretically based) reflection on practice.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education at Department of Psychology (IPSEVU)
Psychology (BPSY)

Required previous knowledge

Higher education entrance qualifications

Course materials

Hagen, Ingunn (2018): Lykkeverktøy for fagfolk som jobbar med menneske. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.

Jung, Carl Gustav.; Chodorow, Joan (1997) Jung on Active Imagination. Pocket eller heftet utgave. 1997.

Articles on central yoga philosophical and theoretical concepts, as well as central concepts from Jungian psychoanalysis

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology

Department with administrative responsibility
Section for quality in education and learning environment


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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