Counseling Services at BLIS
Counseling Services present professional, systematic and psychological help to the students at BLIS.
The major aim of Counseling Services is to encourage students’ academic, social, emotional and personal development. To reach this aim, counseling services help students get to know themselves better and find effective solutions to their daily problems. They also help students improve themselves in all areas and be full-functioning individuals. Counselors monitor students’ development and according to their needs they give students necessary support such as helping them to understand themselves and their needs, to solve their problems, to make realistic decisions, to improve their abilities and skills, and to adjust themselves and their environment in a healthy way.
While implementing counseling services, showing respect to individual differences is essential. Continuity and willingness are vital in guidance, and also confidentiality is essential in psychological counseling.
In the counseling services, the student and his/her needs are in the center. While supporting him, counselors cooperate with the administrators, teachers, parents and the other staff members if it’s necessary.
Working with the teachers and administrators is another service which is given by the counselors. Preparing handouts, training for the faculty or contacting outside experts to get consultation and training; preparing handouts/training for the parents about parenting related topics or inviting outside experts to do the training can be defined under these services.
The programs that the Counseling Services run are as follow:
- Orientation Program
- Growth and Development Program
- How to Cope with Bullying
- How to Cope with Peer Pressure
- How Can I Improve My Organizational Skills?
- Strategies for Effective Learning
- Transition to Upper Grades / Divisions
- Career Guidance
- Social Skills Program
In the Light of Counseling Services’ major aims, below are the specific application areas that are implemented by each division: