Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600013506

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 262
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Theopoula Kastrani
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course.
Learning Outcomes
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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 exercises. The theoretical section covers the following topics: (a) the current identity of Counselling Psychology, both internationally and in Greece, (b) different forms of counselling in a variety of settings, (c) the person-centred theory of C. Rogers, (d) the role of theory and research in the field, (e) the role of counsellor as well as various critical issues for novice counsellors, (f) the stages of the first counselling session, (g) basic counselling skills, and (h) ethical issues. The practical section covers a series of experiential exercises which aim to develop self-awareness and skills as well as the professional identity of future counselling psychologists.
counselling skills, Rogers's theory, counsellor, stages of counselling, ethics
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • scientific articles
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
This academic year, because of the pandemic Covid-19, the course is taught exclusively through distant learning. Therefore, new information technology methods and procedures of are being constantly used for lectures, communication with students, as well as course evaluation. For example: zoom lectures and meetings, emails, videos, e-learning, etc.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work522
Reading Assigment261
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students includes:(a) a final written examination (60%) and (β) the completion of a number of papers/exercises (40%). The above evaluation criteria are presented to students from the first day of the course and are clearly stated in the course syllabus.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αθανασιάδου, Χ. (2020) (Επ. Έκδ.). Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολογία: Έρευνα και Εφαρμογές. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Μαλικιώση-Λοΐζου, Μ. (2017). Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Πεδίο.
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. McLeod, J. (2005). Εισαγωγή στη Συμβουλευτική. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. 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.
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