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The Department of educational psychology and psychology of health provides career counselling services not only to the students of our university. The notion “career counselling” includes a sequence of services that include information services, but also professional and specialized services that correspond to individual needs of our clients.

You can find further information on the conception of career counselling in Slovak here.


The Department of educational psychology and psychology of health of the Faculty of Arts of P.J. Šafárik University in Košice offers 4-semestral specialized education in SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY.  Since the academic year 2019/2020, specialized education in school psychology has been offered as an extension study in school psychology in accordance with the Law no 138/2019, which will enter into force on 1 September 2019.

We are looking for people with a degree from teaching of psychology in combination. Duration of studies: 240 classes comprised in 4 weeks of school-time. The studies are finished by taking a final exam and a defense of the final thesis in school psychology which result in obtaining the certificate.

Specialized education in School psychology is intended for master´s graduates in Teaching of academic subjects- Teaching of psychology in combination.

Graduate profile: The graduate deepens, extends and learns the latest progressive theoretical and practical knowledge of an applied psychology discipline- the school psychology and obtains skills and knowledge needed for the work of school psychologist in schools and educational facilities. The graduates profile corresponds to the job description of vocational employees defined in the Journal of Laws No. 317/2009, under which “A school psychologist carries out professional activities in the scope of indicative psychological diagnostics, individual, group or collective psychological counselling, psychotherapy, prevention and intervention among pupils focused especially on formation and education processes at schools and educational facilities; carries out professional activities of psychological counselling in family relationships, partnership and other types of social relationships; provides psychological counselling and consultations to legal representatives and pedagogical staff of schools and educational facilities; prepares source materials for vocational employees of counselling facilities.”

The course opens on: 9th of September 2019

Dates of teaching blocks:

  • 1st block: 9.9. – 13.9. 2019
  • 2nd block: 2.3. – 6.3. 2020
  • 3rd block: 7.9. – 11.9. 2020
  • 4th block: 22.2. – 26.2. 2021

Final exam and thesis defense: august 2021

The course opens on: 11th of September 2017

Dates of teaching blocks:

  • 1st block: 11.9. – 15.9.2017
  • 2nd block: 26.2 – 2.3.2018
  • 3rd block: 10.9. – 14.9.2018
  • 4th block: 18.2. – 22.2.2019

Final exam and thesis defense: 26.8.2019 (submit your thesis until: 20.6.2019)

The course opens on: 12th of September 2016

Dates of teaching blocks:

  • 1st block: 12.9. – 16.9.2016
  • 2nd block: 6.3 – 10.3.2017
  • 3rd block: 11.9. – 15.9.2017
  • 4th block: 26.2. – 2.3.2018

Final exam and thesis defense: 14.9.2018 (submit your thesis until: 29.6.2018)

Specialization studies in school psychology are organized by the members of the department of educational psychology and psychology of health. The guarantor of the specialization studies in school psychology: PhDr. Oľga Orosová, CSc.

Prof. PhDr. Oľga Orosová, CSc., doc. PhDr. Beata Gajošová, PhD., PhDr. Anna Janovská, PhD. a Mgr. Ondrej Kalina, PhD. are members of ISPA, International School Psychology Association 

Doc. PhDr. Beata Gajdošová, PhD.  is a member of Executive committee of the Association of School psychology for Košice and eastern Slovakia, PhDr. Anna Janovská, PhD. is a member of the Association of School psychology.

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