School Counseling

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  2ο
Course Title
School Counseling
Independent Teaching Activities
Lectures and laboratory work
Weekly Teaching Hours
3 (lect.) 
Credits  3
Course Type
 Field of Science (Counseling Psychology) and Skills Development (Counseling skills)
Prerequisite Courses
 Typically, there are not prerequisite course.
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students will be able to:

  1. Understand teacher’s role as a counselor
  2. Understand children and adolescents’ psychosocial needs.
  3. Understand how a counselling group is formed, carried out and evaluated. Also they will acquire an understanding of the therapeutic factors and group leader skills that make a group effective.
  4. Present the principles of designing and conducting a psychoeducational group for children with various socioemotional difficulties
  5. Apply group counseling skills
  6. Apply the principles and the methods of evaluating a psychoeducational group for children and adolescents.
General Competences

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

  1. Ability to exhibit knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories and applications which are related to Group Counseling.
  2. Ability to apply this knowledge and understanding to the management of social and emotional problems related to school environment.
  3. Αbility to adopt and apply methodology to the management of less familiar school problems regarding students.
  4. Ability to prepare and carry out a psychoeducational group
  5. Study skills needed for conducting a group for children and adolescents.
  6. Ability to evaluate a psychoeducational group and make the necessary adjustments.
Syllabus The importance of guidance and counselling programmes in schools today. Children’s and adolescents’ psychosocial characteristics and their counselling needs. The teacher’s role as a counselor. Psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents. Planning for a psychoeducational group. Group leadership skills and group processes (therapeutic factors, group climate, group alliance). Evaluating psychoeducational groups.
Delivery Lectures and practice through use of a counseling log.
Use of Information & Communication Technology
The lectures content of the course for each chapter are uploaded on the internet (e-class), in the form of a series of ppt files, where from the students can freely download them.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures (3 conduct hours per week x 13 weeks) 3×13=39
Counseling log (3 hour per week x 12 weeks) – counseling an individual or leading a psychoeducational group 36
 Total number of hours for the Course 75 hours
 Student Performance Evaluation
  1. Evaluation of the counseling log, which is handed to the course instructor 1 week before the exams (30%). The mark is given provided that the student has secured at least the grade 5 in written examinations.
  2. Written examination after the end of the semester (70%)
Minimum passing grade:  5.
Attached Bibliography
  1. Vassilopoulos, S. P., Brouzos, A., & Baourda, V. (2016). Psychoeducational group programs for children and adolescents. Athens: Gutenberg [in Greek]
  2. Vassilopoulos, S. P., Koutsopoulou, Ι., & Regli, D. (2011). Psychoeducational groups for children. Athens: Grigoris [in Greek].
  3. Brown, N. W. (2004). Psychoeducational groups: Process and practice. NY: Brunner-Routledge.
  4. Corey, M. S. & Corey, G. (2006). Groups: process and practice. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.


  1. Journal for specialists in group work. Routledge
  2. European Journal of Counselling Psychology.