The Social Guidance Department in the Deanship of Student Affairs was established to provide the necessary specialized support services for students at the University in general, and for special needs students in particular. The goal is to develop all aspects of the student’s character, promoting psychological, social, behavioral and professional growth and improvement, helping him to be comfortable with himself and to adapt to his surroundings.
· Helping the student to develop a sense of self-direction, to reach a degree of awareness where he can discover himself, his possibilities and capabilities.
· Helping the student to understand himself, his circumstances, his reality and the environment around him so that he can face and overcome life problems.
· Facilitating the student’s acceptance of aspects of natural growth and helping him to reach the highest possible level of psychological and social maturity.
· Helping the student to achieve compatibility between the individual and his environment.
· Providing the student with personal and social skills that empower him and protect him from getting into difficulties.
· Helping the student to develop positive attitudes and modifying negative behaviors.
· Equipping students with the necessary skills to solve problems and make decisions.
· Providing psychological support to the University’s special-needs students, and helping them to accept their circumstances. Promoting a positive self-image, and helping them to adapt as well as possible, personally, socially, and academically. Also, helping to develop communication skills and problem-solving strategies by holding specialized lectures and courses.
Services provided by the Department:
- Individual guidance (study case):
It is concerned with helping the individual to understand himself, his experiences and needs, as well as helping him to reach appropriate solutions to his specific problems (empowering the student to solve his own problems). This requires a series of psychological counseling sessions, with follow-up sessions to achieve the desired goals set at the beginning of the guidance process.
- Remedial collective guidance:
It deals with a certain problem or difficulty from which a group of persons, ranging from 2 to 8 in number, suffer. In the collective guidance group, the members’ expectations are discussed as to how far they expect to benefit from the program, in addition to discussing their experiences pertinent to the specific problem or difficulty, within the limits of confidentiality, within an atmosphere of security and unconditional acceptance.
- Psychological consultations:
These take place between the psychology specialist and the student seeking the consultation who suffers from a psychological disturbance of low or medium severity. Here, the function of the psychology specialist lies in helping the student overcome his current reactions to the problem, enabling him to think more clearly and reach a solution.
- Providing awareness programs for the University’s students and the local community, organizing lectures and specialized training courses for students, in addition to cooperating with different entities and institutions that work in the field of providing psychological services.
- Presenting psychological guidance and orientation services to special needs students at the University. We study their problems with regard to family, academic life, difficulties in adapting, and other social problems, and work to reach solutions, in addition to coordinating with supporting institutions for special needs individuals, to exchange experiences and resources.
- Supervising the administration of study fee exemptions for needy students through the Needy Students Fund.
Social Guidance Counselor: Mrs Nour Karmool
Tel: (+962) 6 535 9949 Ext: 103
Fax: (+962) 6 534 7295
P.O.Box 1438, Al-Jubeiha, Amman, 11941 Jordan