CRPSP

Activities of the Center for Research and Practice of School Psychology of the University of Athens
The foundation and running of the Centre of Research and Practice in School Psychology of the University of Athens (CRPSP) is part of the multilevel model of linking theory, research and psychological interventions in schools, foundations and other settings.  It was designed in an effort to develop school psychology and consultation in the Greek educational system in order to meet the students’ increased needs, the psychological support of the members in the school community and also to facilitate interconnection and cooperation.
The Centre aims at the prevention and promotion of mental health in the school and in the family setting, hence the connection – cooperation of the University with schools and local authorities.  The specific goals of the Center of Research and Implementation of School Psychology are based on the following interrelated axes:
  • Education and training (undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, parents, mental health professionals) on issues of prevention, mental health promotion and facilitation of learning and teaching of new academic courses (consultation, intervention programs in schools, mental health promotion in the family and at school)
  • Cooperation of the University with schools and local authorities for the design, implementation and evaluation of primary and secondary level prevention programs and the provision of consultation services in the school community
  • Conducting research
  • Publications and editions
  • Cooperation with scientific psychological companies in Greece and abroad
  • Development of models of cooperation with schools, institutions and school psychological services.
  • Programs of primary and secondary level of preventions at schools and foundations
  • Intervention in case of crises
  • Cooperation with centers and foundations in Greece and abroad
  • Provision of alternative consultation services in the school community
  • Counseling to teachers, parents and students.
  • Organization of specialized training seminars / congresses, round tables, on specific issues (for example, promotion of mental health in schools, prevention programs, support to children of divorced parents)
  • Presentation, lectures in schools, foundations etc.