The School of Psychology organises numerous academic activities with the support of partner institutions and a network of professionals.
Within individual modules of all programmes, the School invites quest speakers from relevant professional fields and the Academia, to convey current professional trends and academic research findings.
Open Lectures, Panels and Forums
The School organises open access Lectures, Panels and Forums on contemporary issues on Psychology and society.
Indicative recent topics:
- A new approach to autism
- The role of the psychologist in schools
- Health, safety and mental health in the workplace
- Alternative forms of psychotherapy: Art, Play, Drama & Cinema therapy
- The Contribution of Psychology in Education
- Abuse: a phenomenon that knows no age or gender
Seminars & workshops
In collaboration with leading academics and psychology professionals, the School organises specialised seminars and workshops, inextricably linked to the offered programmes of study, aiming to advance students’ professional skills.
- Cognitive Model of depression, anxiety & panic disorders (in collaboration with the Beck Institute, USA)
- Working with narcissism
- Gestalt Psychotherapeutic approaches
- Applications of the Integrative psychotherapeutic model: psychoeducation and parental intervention
- Asperger Syndrome & Mental Health
The School of Psychology organises field trips to hospitals, centers, institutions and non-governmental organisations. Students participate in guided tours and are informed about how these services operate, acquiring firsthand knowledge from practitioners.
Recent visits: Dromokaitio Psychiatric Hospital, Museum of Criminology, counselling centers and clinics.
Placement develops students’ professional knowledge and also provides employment opportunities. Postgraduate programmes in Counselling include compulsory, supervised clinical placement and students are supported by Mediterranean College in finding the suitable practice setting, through the College’s wide network. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for placement or voluntary posts, which may be announced by the Career Office.
Voluntary work, applied in a systematic manner in a field related to the curriculum, provides a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience and improve their CV. The School of Psychology strongly supports volunteerism and students are encouraged to undertake voluntary positions in organisations and support the voluntary activities that are organised by the College.
Conferences & Poster Presentations
The School of Psychology participates in professional and academic conferences, so that students are informed about current developments in Psychology and extent their own network. Students also participate in conferences, by oral or poster presentation, to present their own work, based on projects or independent research carried out during their studies, to their tutors, fellow students, parents, professionals and prospective employers and the general public.