Psiholoģiskā palīdzība Latvijas saistošajos dokumentos

Translated title of the contribution: Psychological Help in Latvia - Regulatory Framework

Rolands Bortaščenoks (Coresponding Author), Baiba Purvlīce, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Elmārs Rancāns, Ivans Jānis Mihailovs, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne

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Abstract. The field of psychological help in Latvia is undergoing significant changes that require reviewing past practices and professional activities. The term “psychological help” is used quite widely in Latvian regulation, not revealing the semantic difference from other terms as psychological treatment, psychological care, psychological support or psychological aid. The purpose of this article is to find out how the term "psychological help" is used in the regulatory documents of Latvia. The method of qualitative thematic analysis was used to analyse terminology use in selected documents (n115). As a result five topics describing psychological help were identified and defined in the regulatory documents of Latvia: “Professional diversity of psychological help providers”, “Indicators for professional help”, “Targets of professional help”, “Beneficiaries of psychological help”, “Methods of professional help”. The term psychological help in Latvian regulatory documents is revealed in a fragmentary and non-systematic way, which contributes to the confusion of terminological diffusion and boundaries of professional competences.
Translated title of the contributionPsychological Help in Latvia - Regulatory Framework
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationSabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība = Society. Integration. Education
Subtitle of host publicationstarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = proceedings of the international scientific conference
EditorsVelta Lubkina, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Kristīne Šneidere
Place of PublicationRēzekne
PublisherRēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija
Number of pages16
Volume7 : Psiholoģija
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2019 - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 24 May 201925 May 2019

Publication series

NameSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
PublisherRezekne Academy of Technologies
ISSN (Print)1691-5887
ISSN (Electronic)2256-0629


ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2019


  • Psychological aid
  • Psychological care
  • Psychological help
  • Psychological support
  • Psychological treatment
  • Thematic analysis

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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