The Centre for Counseling and Learning Services of The International School of Athens (ISA) operates with the cooperation of highly-qualified personnel. It has been designed to meet the needs of all ISA students and parents by offering, quickly and effectively, academic support and planning as well as psychological counseling. The Centre provides all the necessary services for the emotional security and stability of the students within the school as well as supporting their psychological well-being, academic development, and future educational and professional advancement.
The Centre provides:
- Psychological and Psychoeducational
Counseling Servicesto students, parents, and teachers of ISA through private confidential sessions. During these sessions we can discuss matters that concern the students` psychological, personal, interpersonal and academic adjustment, well being, stability and security within the school and also in their everyday life. Confidentiality, trust, empathy and support are very important aspects of this service.
- Resource, Learning Differences Services
through our Resource Center. Highly qualified special educators provide services to our students with learning differences and other special needs. Our Belief at the Center is to respect each child`s unique abilities and needs of learning and development and to support him/her in his/her Unique Learning Style. We provide all the necessary services (age and grade appropriate) in order to cater to these unique needs and differences. We evaluate and support students` needs and abilities, we modify their academic programme, and we support them academically and psychologically, so that they will reach their full personal and academic potential.
- Career Planning, Testing and Counseling Services
where ISA students can discover, explore and develop their personal, academic, professional interests, skills, inclinations and talents. We help our students to see career planning as a Self-Exploration Journey. This is achieved through
i) private counseling sessions,
ii) testing for career planning,
iii) career reports and
iv) special seminars and career planning programmes.
- University Placement Services
where we implement the necessary procedures so as to place our ISA students in highly recognized British, American, and International Universities. Specifically, we explain the application process to them, help them complete their applications and write a personal statement; visit University Fairs with them, as well as bring representatives of Universities to our school to talk with them. In addition, our University Placement Advisor provides parents with private counseling sessions in order to help them support their children academically and socially.
- Seminars, Lectures, and Parenting Groups
The Center organizes seminars and lectures of psychological, counseling, academic, and career planning nature for ISA students, teachers, and parents. All these programmes are presented by our highly qualified personnel, psychologists, counselors, and special educators, as well as many other professional guest speakers. Dates and topics of our lectures and seminars are provided to all our ISA parents and teachers through a special letter invitation.
Parenting Effectiveness Training (PET) Workshop.
For more information please contact the Director of the Centre, Counseling Psychologist Dr. Gina Thanopoulou, E-mail: email@example.com