Children with Learning Differences: Psychological Counseling & Academic Support

An open lecture by:

Gina Thanopoulou
Ed.M. & M.A., Harvard University, Counseling Psychologist

When:?Monday, 21 January 2019, 18:00-20:00

Where: Center for the Arts Auditorium

Organized by: The Graduate Master Class Series, School of Graduate and Professional Education

To reserve your place please contact Ms. Maria Kritikou via email: [email protected] or telephone: 210 6009800 ext. 1210


Lecture Description

In this Master Class, the academic, psychological, and social profile of students with Learning Differences (L.D.) will be presented. Evidence from the latest scientific research and clinical examples will be provided to describe the academic difficulties, challenges as well as the unique and special abilities of children with L.D. The vicious academic and psychological cycle these children experience and ways to break it will be discussed. The therapeutic triangle andways to enhance the academic abilities and support the psychological well-being of students with L.D. will be elaborated. The role of the parents, teachers, and counselors in children’s lives, development, and well-being will be emphasized.

Gina Thanopoulou

Gina G. Thanopoulou,is a Counseling, Psycho-Educational Psychologist. Her fields of expertise are in the areas of Developmental Psychology, Risk & Prevention Psychology, Female Psychology from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education (HGSE) (1994), and Emerson College (1992) in Counseling Psychology & Theater education. Since she came back from the States, in 1995, she maintains her Private Practiceas a Counseling / Educational Psychologist to Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents, Families, and Couples.? Ms. Thanopoulou worked for 16 years (1999 – 2015) as the Director of the Center for Counseling & Learning Services of the International School of Athens, (ISA). Previously, she worked for 3 years (1995-1998) as a Counseling Psychologist/ Coordinator of the Counseling Center of Pierce – The American College of Greece. Additionally, Ms. Thanopoulou is a Guest Lecturer at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, and a Guest Lecturer at various cultural and educational institutions in Greece. She is a full member of the European, British and Greek Counseling Associations, a “distinguished” member of the Executive Board of the Greek Counseling Association, a member of the American Psychology Association, and the American Counseling Association (ACA).