Practitioners in the Social Field

Whom it addresses

The training program addresses the practitioners (social workers, psycho-teachers, educators, medical workers, vocational advisers etc.) from the public and private social sector working directly with persons going through social vulnerability situations.


The training program has a modular structure whose duration may vary between 240 and 360 hours, including practice internship between modules. The courses can be organized face-to-face or in blended format (face-to-face training alternated with online synchronous training). Depending on the needs and interests of the participants, the structure can be adapted. Up to present, we developed formats dedicated to the practitioners working with beneficiaries with mental health disorders or youth who are about to leave the protection system.


The program allows the social workers to accumulate a number of maximum 15 professional credits (program authorized by the National College of Social Workers in Romania). The participation to the training program with a duration 20 days allows access to the final examination and possibility to receive a diploma issued in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg (Austria).


  • Personal skills vs social skills
  • Professional identity
  • Behaviour in relation to the clients in difficult situations
  • Relationships with the clients, their families and community
  • Social diagnosis and counselling 
  • Interventions in times of crises
  • Traumas, addictions and violence
  • Quality management
  • Planning, monitoring and assessment

Added value

Curricula, developed together with the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg (Austria), is based on modern scientific standards in the social field and is oriented to practice. The stress is on professional, ethical and efficient interventions.


Addressing clients in difficult situations, social diagnosis and counseling in sensitive interventions such as crises, trauma, addictions and violence are just some of the elements of a course that provides the necessary framework for public and private social sector practitioners to properly address people in social vulnerability.



We develop courses, training sessions and organize discussion groups on stringent subjects throughout the entire year. Follow us closely and stay in touch with us to keep you updated with what we have in store. Contact us so we could see together which are your needs and to present you a customized offer.


”Practitioners in the social field” Course Participant

“The atmosphere generated and the way of the participants and trainers that make you feel like expressing yourself freely, openly ask questions. The experience exchange with the other participants, clarity of the information, the structure and the content answered well the training needs.”

Cătălin Constantin Marleneanu
SOS Satele Copiilor Association
”Practitioners in the social field” Course Participant

“I want to thank you first of all for what is generally hard to find these days: the human spark! Actually, the preamble being completed, it would have been hard not to play along!”

Loredana Florentina Cătărău
”Practitioners in the social field” Course

“We thank you for the conditions created and for all your involvement for a good process of the training session. You are professionals, and above that you are HUMAN. Congratulations to the entire team!”

”Practicioners in the social field”

“From the positive aspects of the course as I could mention the atmosphere generated and the way of the participants and trainers that make you feel like expressing yourself freely, openly ask questions; the experience exchange with the other participants; clarity of the information. Both the structure and the content answered well the training needs.”


Andreea Hiriza

Integrative psychotherapist and accredited psychologist in occupational and organizational psychology, transportation psychology and applied psychology in the national security field. She carries out her professional activity in the private sector, within the Individual Practice of Psychology and she is a Coordinator of psychological services within the Humanitarian Organization CONCORDIA.

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Andreea Roman

She started working as a volunteer in the social field even before starting her studies at the Faculty of Social Care and theology. In the latest 14 years she has been working with the children and youth in the streets, as a teacher and social worker within various CONCORDIA projects, such as shelters for the homeless and social apartments, and also a project for people with mental disabilities. She successfully graduated the training program “Practitioners in the Social Field” of CONCORDIA Academia, and has ever since been working on the trainer team. Currently, she is a Program Coordinator for Bucharest within CONCORDIA.

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Carmen Andreșoi

Project Manager and Social Services Coordinator at the Association FDP Protagonists in Education, where she has been working for more than 10 years. Her experience is completed by the periods when she worked as a social worker, coordinated projects or was a responsible of the social services departments in organizations such as the National Red Cross Society in Romania, Association for the Support of Physically Disabled Children in Romania, Foundation Compasiunea. 

Her activity of over 15 years in the field, her interest in the training activity, as well as her continuous preoccupation to increasing the quality of social services made Carmen become a member of the trainer team of CONCORDIA Academia, three years ago. She is involved in the training programs dedicated to the practitioners in social services and especially to the professional working with the youth who leave the children protection system in Romania, as well as in the Republic of Moldova.

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Carmen Pop

The adventure in the social field and work with people started for Carmen some 18 years ago from the position pf social teacher and had itinerary that offered her the chance to meet several roles along the years. The knowledge and experience gathered along this time strengthened her conviction that learning throughout one’s entire lifetime is the condition that keeps the wheels of the universe in motion.

Direct work with people and their diversity, planning, organizing and delivering learning events are aspects of her professional life that always shone through the extended concept of the term trainer, such as at the end of each day, she believes we are trainers one for the other.

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Corina Mighiu

She is a family therapist, trainer and vice-president of the Association for Family and Couple Psychotherapy, Iași. She is also a coordinator for the Counselling Center for Parents and Children of the organization Save the Children Iași and has a vast experience in training for various target groups in the mental health and children protection fields. As a trainer, flexibility in implementing training design, as well as the students’ needs are especially important to her.

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Georgel Zaharia

He is a social teacher with over 30 years of experience in the field, having worked with children, teenagers and currently under-privileged communities. Since 2011 he has also been a trainer, an opportunity to enhance everything in connection with social practice development.

To him, social works and life in the social is a partnership between us and the beneficiaries, with an always challenging dynamics, a place characterized by emotion, creativity and action.

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Liliana Țibrea

She is a social worker with over 20 years of experience in social services in Romania. She worked with different groups of beneficiaries and their families in various NGOs. She coordinated activities for inter-disciplinary teams and took part in the development processes of the partnerships with governmental representatives. She also works in the child protection sector and as a CONCORDIA trainer for the program “Practitioners in the Social Field”.

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Mariana Albert

She is a professional with over 15 years of experience in social services in Bucharest and in the country in several fields of activity. She works in cooperation with local institutions in the social care field, as well as other national organizations. She is a member of the National College of Social Workers, and until recently she was responsible for the counselling and professional orientation activities for the children and youth within the social projects of CONCORDIA, and now she is a social worker at the Misdemeanant Child Protection Office within the General Office of Social Care and Children Protection of District 2, Bucharest and she is part of the trainer teams of Concordia Academia for the course “Partners in the Social field” for more than 3 years.

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Mariana Armean

25 years of experience in mental health, a clinician psychologist and psychotherapist with the right of free practice issued by the College of Psychologists in Romania, trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, certified in Schema Therapy by the International Society of Schema Therapy, she is an International Trainer with over 200 participants from Austria, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania. She is authorized as a Trainer in Romania for more than 10 years and Trainer in the social and community psychiatry field by the University of Applied Sciences, Dornbirn, Austria, for over 3 years.

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Radu Neuman

The challenges faced during the 20 years of work in the social field, and experience of over 13 years as trainer and evaluator in social professions showed him how important it is to use all opportunity to learn. He believes we can live special moments, that there are encounters where we can share spiritual moments, just as in the school that Constantin Noica dreamed of. He also believes that it is necessary to have places that could make these experiences possible. He believes that such a space is CONCORDIA Academia, and to him it is a great joy to be part of this project.

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Eligibility criteria differ from program to program depending on the accreditation of the training program (for example: ANC accredited). To the criteria for participation in the course are added those of certification. We invite you to check the eligibility criteria for each course.

In the period announced for registration, please send us the updated CV and a letter of intent to

As a consequence of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is likely to have last-minute changes in the program and modality of holding the courses (for instance: the conversion of physical courses into a digital alternative). The participants shall be informed in due time with regard to any modifications and specific safety measures. 

We have in mind to hold our courses in as safe as possible conditions (physical distancing, providing masks and disinfectants, holding outdoor courses or in generous areas, whenever possible). Yet, participation is on their own liability. 

In the case when you were in contact with a person with confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection during the last 14 days, we kindly ask you to refrain from participating to the course, or announce your absence. In this case, no administrative punitive measures shall be taken against you.

The persons who present symptoms (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties) shall not be allowed to attend the courses held face-to-face.

For the long-term course (longer than 2 days) you may pay in instalments. For details on the payment modalities, please contact the course responsible person (announced with the launching of the training program) or you can send us an e-mail to .

The course “Practitioners in Social Services” is conceived to answer the needs of various professionals acting in this field and does not offer a specialization at occupational level and it can be offered in various module combinations according to specific needs.

The social workers who successfully graduate this training program can benefit from 15 credits offered by the National College of Social Workers in Romania.

 Given that the program last for minimum 20 days, the participants can benefit from a diploma issued by CONCORDIA Academia together with the “Schlosshofen” Training Institute in Austria.

We kindly ask you that upon signing-up you check the criteria for exam admission.

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