«AYG» Center for psychological services was established in 2005 to make available psychological support for different groups of the society, to promote fostering and improvement of peoples’ mental health, as well as to boost the development of Practical Psychology and Psychology as a specialization in Armenia.
Within the years, a professional team of leading and highly qualified specialists having great experience of psychological work was created by the center. Our specialists follow the code of ethics fixed at the organization and including the following major principles:
- exclusion of discrimination
- professional competency
Within 10 years, “AYG” center for psychological services provided psychological consultancy to 3051 clients and performed 16.675 visits.
The specialists of the center organized more than 150 seminar courses on different psychological topics at “AYG” center for psychological services, at Yerevan schools, as well as in other organizations. The center organized 13 international conferences and thematic discussions. One collection of conference materials was published.
More than 500 students of the faculty of psychology from the Scientific-educational International Center of the NAS RA, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Bryusov, Yerevan Northern University and Russian-Armenian Modern Humanitarian Institute underwent their traineeship, academic, pre-diploma and scientific-research internships at “AYG” center for psychological services. The center also provided professional support to more than two dozens of schools.
“AYG” center for psychological services is the basic center for applied psychology of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.
For the whole period of its activity, the center successfully cooperated and currently cooperates with state and non-state structures, international and non-governmental organizations, health and educational institutions and professional centers.
In order to make the center activities more complex, comprehensive and efficient, representatives of adjacent specialties (neurologists, psychiatrists, defectology specialists, special education teachers, etc.) are involved in teamwork activities as requested. Practice exchange is organized with foreign partners, particularly with specialists from US, Russia and France.
The center specialists also actively cooperate with different media (TV/radio stations, newspapers, magazines, internet periodicals), come up with press conferences, publications, professional comments and interviews.
THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY “AYG” CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES;
- PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Individual, Couples and Family, Child, Group, Coaching, Skype-Counseling
- PSYCHOLOGICAL WORK WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN
Psycho-correctional works with autistic children. ABA method techniques, art therapy, play therapy are applied. At the same time, counseling the parents of autistic children is provided.
- PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL SELF-REGULATION
Provision of biofeedback therapy – correction of different psychophysiological disorders and psychological problems according to biological feedback mechanism and through modern equipment, as well as conduction of active procedure of neurorehabilitation after a number of diseases.
- PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION
Professional support for an adequate career choice corresponding to one’s abilities, personal specifications and interests.
- LOGOPEDIST SERVICES
Logopedist counseling for children and their relatives with verbal and written speech disorders.
Individual and group supervision for mental health specialists.
Deep professional education for psychology specialists, as well as organization of theoretical-practical courses for other specialists.
- TRAININGS, SEMINARS
Organization of educational, psychotherapeutic and individual growth oriented trainings, scientific, as well as popular seminars.
- PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
Organization of free discussions on different psychological topics for everybody interested in psychology.
- ART ATELIER
Psycho-correctional and developing group works with children of different age group, as well as organization of art-therapeutic and relaxation meetings with adults.
- BABYSITTER SELECTION AND TRAINING
Selection of a babysitter most appropriate to the child’s age and personal peculiarities, as well as provision of necessary knowledge and skills.
- SERVICES FOR PREGNANTS
Organization of special psychological trainings for future mothers and psychological preparing for labour.
- PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Quick reaction and support to acute psychological problems caused by military actions, natural disasters, mass events, accidents and other emergencies.
- SERVICES TO ORGANIZATIONS
Psychological selection of employees, development of professiography for a given vacancy, assessment of psychological compatibility of employees, rebuilding interpersonal relationships and establishment of efficient working atmosphere, staff psychological training, raising motivation, organization of courses and trainings.
- PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TO DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIONS’ STAFF AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS
- ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES AND ROUND TABLES
THE PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED BY “AYG” CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES:
Ministry of Economics of the RA – Assessment of motivation level and work efficiency among the staff and psychological selection of employees.
Ministry of Defense of the RA – Revealing the factors promoting and/or hindering military service and developing suggestions on increasing the efficiency of military service.
Ministry of Defense of the RA – 1.Research of personal characteristics and psychological specifications required for a future officer was carried out among the recruits admitted to the Military Institute after V. Sargsyan. Based on research results, psychological selection of 76 applicants was organized. 2.Provision of psychological counseling.
Ministry of Justice of the RA – Training of correctional officers (about 1800 officers within security, medical care and rehabilitation units)
Prosecutor’s School of the RA – Psychological training of the RA and Nagorno Karabakh prosecutors, training, psychological assessment and selection of candidates for prosecutor’s position.
“World Vision Armenia” charitable NGO – Provision of psychological support to NGO staff in extremal (or critically extremal) situations.
“World Vision Armenia” NGO – Organization of professional orientation courses for 250 pupils of 10 community schools within Talin Regional Development Program.
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the RA – Provision of professional education services to the unemployed for the specialty of babysitter-educator.
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the RA – Provision of professional work experience for recruits who enter the labor market for the first time with the profession obtained.
SOS-Child Villages Armenian Benevolent Foundation – Organization of psychotherapeutic meetings and provision of psychological counseling for the SOS Child village Ijevan pupils.
Physics and Mathematics (Phizmath) Specialized school after A. Shahinyan attached to the YSU – Organization of psychology students’ internships at the school.
Ijevan center for adult education – Organization of professional orientation courses.
“Cross of Armenian Unity” Charitable Cultural NGO – Conduction of courses on the following topics in the frames of “For a strong family” project; personal age peculiarities of child behavior, addressing child adaptation problems, sexual education, the role of the father in child’s upbringing process.