American University of Central Asia - AUCA - January 2020

Annual Symposium: January 2020


On January 25, 2020 forty-six undergraduate and master students had an opportunity to present their internship reports at the Annual Internship Symposium organized by the Psychology Department at AUCA.
The keynote speaker of the Symposium was Elena Kosterina, the director of the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology at AUCA who shared her experience in her early career and internships she had while studying at the University of Massachusetts, Boston PhD in Counseling Psychology.
The symposium was intended to create a platform where students could discuss and reflect on the obtained experience during the observational or practical internships and exchange their feedback. In addition, the important part of the event was the invitation of the employees, represented by Support Center for children who are victims of violence, Kyrgyz Indigo, Ala-Too University, Red Crescent, Babushka Adoption, SOS Village, New Days center for children with special needs, who had provided their feedback on their needs and expectations from young professionals, and also discussed future collaboration initiatives with the Psychology Program.

The presentations of the students were divided into 4 panels:

  • Children with Special Needs
  • Research and HR Practices
  • Therapy & Counseling
  • Clinical Psychology.

The best individual or group presentations were chosen in each panel by the juries from the faculty members of the program, the winners were awarded by the certificates of recognition at the closing ceremony.

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