Student Counselling Center
Department of Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance
The Department of Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance is considered one of the essential and vital departments in the university.
*Missions of the Department:
The department, through its qualified psychologists, is responsible for addressing reading disorders such as Dyslexia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and providing care for these cases.
- Continuously develop the department's outcomes and offer training and consultation services.
- Ensure the provision of the best counseling services, enhance the student's self-development comprehensively, and achieve counseling goals at all three developmental, preventive, and therapeutic levels.
- Promote the culture of counseling in social environments through conferences, seminars, educational media, and other media channels.
For communication with the center, please reach out via email:
counselling@uowa.edu.iq
 
*Key Services of the Department:
- Train and qualify counselors to perform psychological counseling and educational guidance tasks, and provide training and development services.
- Work on disseminating the culture of counseling in university environments through the publication of educational and informative brochures, highlighting the most critical issues and preventing them.
- Allocate a dedicated room (Self-Development for Students) to directly receive students or communicate via email at counselling@uowa.edu.iq, indicating the student's identification number in the subject line.
 
Organizational Structure of the Counseling Department at the University:
The Counseling Department at the university is structured hierarchically, starting from the head of the department, who is linked to the colleges. This connection is facilitated through the heads of counseling units. Each counseling unit, in turn, appoints a unit head for each department within the college. Each unit comprises a group of liaison members distributed across all academic levels, with one or more members based on student enrollment. The distribution is done separately for morning and evening study sessions.
- Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Medicine
- Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Nursing
- Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Engineering
- Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Law
-Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Management and Economics
- Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit - College of Islamic Sciences
This structure ensures that each academic unit has dedicated support for psychological counseling and educational guidance, tailored to the specific needs and enrollment of students in morning and evening study programs.
Objectives of the Department of Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance:

1. Creating a Suitable Environment:

   - Prepare a conducive environment for counseling and enhance counseling units to effectively carry out their tasks, catering to both specialists and non-specialists.
   - Establish a designated counseling space known to all students.

2. Enhancing the Ethical, Educational, and Professional Reality of University Students:

   - Improve the ethical, educational, and professional standing of university students.
   - Provide assistance in building their self-capabilities and prevent psychological and educational problems while addressing and correcting them.

3. Coordination with Various Departments:

   - Coordinate with the Student Activities Department and the Continuing Education Department.
   - Establish communication with centers for human, social, and religious development both within and outside the university.
   - Collaborate in organizing workshops and seminars for counselors (liaison members) and student counselees.

4. Fostering Student Engagement:

   - Work towards embracing students by minimizing the distance between the administration and students.
   - Receive and listen to students, providing solutions on personal, social, and academic levels.
These objectives aim to create a supportive and proactive counseling environment, focusing on the holistic development and well-being of university students.