IPN´s Master in Psychological Intervention enters to Conacyt´s National Quality Graduate Program
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IPN´s Master in Psychological Intervention enters to Conacyt´s National Quality Graduate Program

• For its incorporation to the PNPC, the postgraduate course fulfilled a rigorous evaluation of the studies program and compliance with quality standards in the academic and administrative field

• Higher education institutions have managed to link their knowledge and contributions to the country´s development and transformation: Delfina Gomez Álvarez, Public Education Minister

• "The IPN forms new generations of scientists and professionals, who, in the future, with their ideas and innovations, will help transform Mexico and the lives of those who need it most": Arturo Reyes Sandoval

 After a rigorous evaluation of the studies program and compliance with quality standards in the academic and administrative field, the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) recognized the Master in Psychological Intervention, taught by the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), within the National Quality Graduate Program (PNPC).

In this context, Public Education Minister, Delfina Gomez Alvarez, has recognized that higher education institutions have managed to link their knowledge and contributions to the country´s development and transformation.

Meanwhile, IPN´s General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, has pointed out that the institution forms new generations of scientists and professionals, who, in the future, with their ideas and innovations, will help transform Mexico and the lives of those who need it most. The Coordinator of the master's degree offered by the Interdisciplinary Center of Health Sciences (CICS) Santo Tomás Unit, Angelica Serena Alvarado Garcia, stressed that the master's degree allows the development of competencies around the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of strategies derived from the psychological knowledge of frontier, which allows to maintain or increase the quality of life of individuals,  families, groups, communities and institutions, as well as offering solutions to behavioral, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial problems.

He mentioned this postgraduate course offers three lines of generation and application of knowledge: Chronic diseases; Welfare and development of children and adolescents and Education for peace and human rights. "The social impact of the latter is very relevant and we consider that it is a novel contribution to enrich the knowledge of students," he said. 

The entry of the Master in Psychological Intervention to the PNPC will begin from January 2022 and will have a validity of three years, during which time evidence of the achievements will have to be presented, in order to maintain its permanence in the category of Program in development. Dr. Alvarado Garcia pointed out that the master's degree was created five years ago, however, it was recognized for being a professionalizing program, that is, from the beginning the students are incorporated into the field work and this allows their intervention to have an important impact on society.