By the end of the course, students:
(a) will be aware of contemporary theory and research regarding counselling services,
(b) will be familiar with different kinds and ways of counselling in diverse settings and populations,
(c) will acquire basic counselling skills,
(d) will be aware of ethical issues during counselling, and finally,
(e) will develop their professional identity and self-awareness towards values, stereotypes and prejudices during counselling.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an introduction to the theory, research and practice of Counselling Psychology. More particularly, the course aims to (a) familiarise students with the theory, the methods and practices of counselling, (b) help students acquire basic counselling skills, and (c) to offer students the opportunity to develop their serf-awareness and professional identity as counselling psychologists. The course is divided in two sections, a theoretical one based on lectures and a practical one based on experiential learning and group-excercises. The theroretical section covers the following topics: ... The practical section
counselling skills, Rogers's theory, counsellor, stages of counselling, ethics
Additional bibliography for study
Μαλικιώση-Λοΐζου, Μ. (2011). Η Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολογία στην Ελλάδα σήμερα. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 8, 266-288.
Malikiosi-Loizos, M., & Ivey, E. A. (2011). Counseling in Greece. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90, 113-118.
Pelling, N. (2004). Counselling psychology: Diversity and commonalities across the Western World (Editorial). Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 17(3), 239-245.
Stalikas, A. (2003). A historical approach to the identity development of counselling psychology. Psychology, 10 (2 and 3), 279-294.
Giovazolias, T. (2005). Counselling psychology and the integration of theory, research and practice: A personal account. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 18(2), 161-168.
Athanasiades, C. (2008). Towards an integrated identity in counselling psychology: Graduate, professional and academic experiences. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 21(3), 237-245.