At VFPI, our school psychology services ensure that we meet all the criteria below:
Professionalism: All the advisors are the leading psychologists in the field, with years of experience.
Applicability: The processes developed by VFPI for schools are easy to deploy, up-to-date, and practical.
Integration: Our models for school psychology are developed from various modern models worldwide.
Strategy: Our services are pragmatic and based on the needs, culture, and strategic vision of each school.
1. SET UP AND OPERATE A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING OFFICE AT SCHOOL
Consult on the design, the facility, and the space to ensure a safe, confidential, and student-friendly office;
Develop the procedure for receiving and referring information, documentation, and case management at school;
Recruit and train the school-based mental health staff;
Supervise and educate staff on the matter of counseling;
Assist in developing and deploying the prevention programs, raise awareness about school mental health;
Consult on the appropriate operating models and other essential procedures
2. ORGANIZE SEMINARS, TRAINING SESSIONS, AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION
For school managing staffs
For educators, school employees, and school psychologists
2.1. For school managing staffs
Educational leadership and management skills: Provide school management and leadership teams with evidence-based methods and practical problem-solving skills at school.
Enhance school culture and deploy a happy school model: Consult and support the construction and facilities of some school spaces, such as the library, reading room, common areas, art room, playground, etc.
2.2. For educators, school employees, and school psychologists
How school psychology works: Raise awareness of the importance of mental health care for students, teachers, and school employees; Learn about the role of the school mental health office.
Basic screening and counseling skills: Learn to identify differences and abnormalities in students having mental difficulties; Learn basic counseling skills like active listening and responding, empathy, etc.
Positive discipline when addressing students’ deviant behaviors: Learn about students with deviant behaviors, how to interact, build rapport, and apply token economy to monitor student behavior.
Develop relationships with co-workers and parents using good communication skills
2.3. For parents
Parenting styles and positive discipline: Psychoeducate on the roles that age and attachment play in the relationship between parents and child; Effective child behavior management strategies; Positive discipline and positive communication with children.
Training programs for parents so they can support schools at many activities at school: social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, sex education, sexual abuse prevention programs, career orientation, etc.
2.4. For students
Bullying prevention: Provide skills to identify aggressive acts, violence, and bullying at school; New forms of school violence; Situation assessment, decision making, prevention, response, etc.
Sex and reproductive health education: Learn about common gender issues in the classroom; Adolescent reproductive health; The physical, physiological and psychological changes and characteristics of each age; Personal health care skills, etc.
Sexual abuse prevention: Forms of abuse, rights, and laws to protect students from abuse; Equip students with skills to prevent and respond to abuse, etc.
Career orientation: Trends of market demand; The importance of career orientation for students; Introduce and instruct standard tests like Holland career test scale, NEO-BIG 5 personality test, etc.
Exam stress management: Understand stress and its impact on studying and exam performance; Identify risk factors that cause stress; Skills to cope with stress effectively, applications of mindfulness; etc.
SEL and mindfulness for students: Educational programs related to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, decision-making responsible concentration, mindfulness, etc.
*** The duration and format are flexible, based on the needs of the school:
The duration of one session can range from 1.5 to 3 hours, and a program can include one or more sessions (program series)
Format of implementation of programs: Direct, indirect, specialized delivery, etc.
*** Topics for prevention programs can be flexible, depending on the target audience and the implementation plan of the school.
3. ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION
3.1. Mental health screening & assessment
School-wide screening for mental health issues such as feelings of happiness, satisfaction, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, stress) or other health problems; Behavioral problems such as conduct disorders, deviant behavior,... Sleep problems, eating disorders; Individual assessment of developmental disorders, autism, and learning difficulties (mainly for elementary school students).
3.2. Evaluate and consult the school activities on mental health
Assist in developing the procedure and evaluation; Receive feedback from students, parents, educators, and school workers in order to consult and give suitable recommendations.
4. COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Individual or small group intervention for mental health problems such as mood disorders (depression, anxiety, stress) or behavioral problems (conduct disorder, deviant behavior), sleep problems, eating disorders, etc.
4.2. Consulting services for teachers and school managers
Psychoeducate on school psychology
Build a happy school
Promote the mental well-being of students and school workers
5. RESEARCH AND PRACTICES OF PSYCHOLOGY - EDUCATION
Conduct school-based scientific research
Apply research to practice
Hold training sessions and seminars at school
6. BUILD A COMPREHENSIVE HAPPY SCHOOL MODEL
Know how to develop a safe and friendly school environment
Build a school psychology department with school-based mental health care activities
Develop psychological-educational programs with extracurricular activities
Teach assessment procedures to teachers
Aim for a healthy school environment and assist in improving the quality of education and happiness of students, teachers, and school workers
WHY CHOOSE VFPI?
VFPI is the leading research and practicing institution in the field of psychology in general and specifically school psychology in Vietnam. We have been proudly sponsored by the French Association of Psychology and Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents (APPEA) since our establishment in 2019.
VFPI has provided school psychology services for over 10 educational institute partners in Vietnam, as well as being the policy advisor for the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam. We also provide screening, counseling, and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults, with over 3700 hours of practice.
Signing ceremony of cooperation agreement for the project "Building Nguyen Sieu Culture: Creating Happy Schools" between Nguyen Sieu School and Vietnam - France Psychology Institute, December 2019
Collaborate with the Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam on a project to survey the current status of implementing school psychology and social work in schools, August 2022
The signing of a cooperation agreement on providing school psychology services between Vietnam - France Psychology Institute and Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School, October 2022
Training psychological skills for Nguyen Sieu School teachers, June 2023
Workshop “Building resilience to stress" for CMC University students during their orientation week, September 2023
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