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Department of Educational Studies


The Laboratory of Counseling Science and Vocational Career is a newly established laboratory in the Department of Educational Studies. Founded in 2020 it is based at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The Laboratory of Counseling Science and Vocational Career promotes research and practice on current counseling’s interventions and techniques, individual and group counseling, school career guidance, production of educational and research material, career assessment, career counseling education and training, career information and experiential workshops and programs related to self-knowledge, career management skills and meta-competencies.

The mission of the Laboratory of Counseling Science and Vocational Career is to:

  • provide counseling and guidance services to undergraduate and postgraduate university students and graduates, school-aged students, employed and unemployed adults, as well as other socially vulnerable groups (e.g., people in remote areas and islands)
  • carry out research in the field of career counseling and vocational guidance, in order to inform national policies and enhance policy development
  • implement training and educational programs for career counselors and related professions
  • design and implement research-educational programs related to counseling science and vocational career
  • cover the teaching, research, training and social needs of the Department of Educational Studies in the field of career counseling and vocational guidance both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • produce relevant educational, scientific and research material
  • organise scientific lectures, workshops, training seminars, symposia, conferences and other scientific events
  • edit and publish publications that are in line with the purposes of the Laboratory
  • cooperate with schools of Secondary Education and educational institutions
  • collaborate with other research and scientific organizations in order to design, co-shape and deliver scientific programs concerning career counseling and vocational guidance.

The scientific associates of the Laboratory consist of Mrs. Katerina Argyropoulou, Associate Professor of Vocational Guidance and Career Decision Making of the Department of Educational Sciences, other faculty members, as well as specialised career counselors who hold Master Degrees and Doctorates.

The Laboratory of Counseling Science and Professional Career is housed on the 5th floor of the School of Philosophy (office 547).

Tel.: +30 210 727 7552       e-mail:

For more detailed information, you can visit the Laboratory website at