School Psychology

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  1ο
Course Title
 School Psychology
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, seminars and laboratory work
Weekly Teaching Hours
 3 (lectures)
Credits  3
Course Type
 Theoretical, General Knowledge
Prerequisite Courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
 Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students (through the Erasmus+ programme) attend the course.
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)
Learning Outcomes
 Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to understand the activities of the division of School Psychology and the counselling and psychological services offered by school psychologists in the school community. In addition, because of the particularities of the Greek educational system (where school psychologists are not available in mainstream schools), students will be able to understand the role of teachers in the provision of psychological and counselling services in the schools.
General Competences

By the end of this course the student will, furthermore, have developed the following skills (general abilities):

  1. Ability to comprehend and respect the “different” and the multicultural.
  2. Ability to adapt to new conditions
  3. Ability to demonstrate social, professional and ethical responsibilities with regards to issues of gender.
Syllabus  The course consists of an introduction to the field of School Psychology and the work of school psychologists in the provision of psychological services in the schools following the mental community delivery model. In addition, the course presents the various facilities for the delivery of psychological and counselling services in the Greek educational system placing emphasis in the most recent Special Needs Education Laws. More, by recognizing the particularities of the Greek Educational system and the limited staffing of public schools (at all levels) with support personnel, the course also focuses on the role (roles) teachers are called upon to play daily in the schools (beyond their teaching duties), such as counselling of students, counselling for parents, educational assessment and implementation of educational interventions.
Delivery  Lectures
Use of Information & Communication Technology


Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (e.g. powerpoint) in teaching. Additional information is available through the eclass system of the University.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
 Lectures (3 hours per week x 13 weeks)  39
 Hours of private study by the student  36

Total number of hours for the Course

(25 hours of work-load per ECTS credit)
 75 hours (total student work-load)
 Student Performance Evaluation


Written examination after the end of the semester. Minimum passing grade:  5.
Attached Bibliography
  1. Dowling, J., & Osborne, E. (Επιμ.) (2000). Η οικογένεια και το σχολείο: Μια συστημική προσέγγιση από κοινού σε παιδιά με προβλήματα (μτφ. Ι. Μπίμπου-Νάκου). Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
  2. Μπίμπου-Νάκου, Ι. και Στογιαννίδου, Α. (2006). Πλαίσιο συνεργασίας ψυχολόγων και εκπαιδευτικών για την οικογένεια και το σχολείο. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
  3. Χατζηχρήστου, Χ. (2011). Εισαγωγή στη Σχολική Ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Γ. Δαρδανός – Κ. Δαρδανός.
  4. Χατζηχρήστου, Χ. (2011). Πρόγραμμα Κοινωνικής και Συναισθηματικής Αγωγής στο Σχολείο. Αθήνα: Γ. Δαρδανός – Κ. Δαρδανός
  5. In addition, a selected list of articles from leading scientific journals is provided to Erasmus students attending the class.