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Organization of space in the psychologist’s office
The space of the office should be organized in accordance with the specifics of the professional activity of the psychologist. Based on this, it is recommended to divide the cabinet into several working areas with different functional loads. The following zones can be distinguished:
* zone of initial reception and conversation with the client
* advisory area
* diagnostic work area
* area of correctional development work
* game therapy zone (training zone)
* zone of relaxation and removal of emotional stress
* personal (working) area of the psychologist
* reception waiting area
The primary reception area and conversations with the client are equipped with a work desk; card index with data about clients (children, teachers, parents); It’s advisable to place a cabinet next to the psychologist’s table where you can place the necessary diagnostic, methodological material and other tools for psychological examination.
In this area, an initial conversation with parents, formal conversations with children, teachers, etc. are conducted. Therefore, the furniture in this part of the office should be located so as to emphasize the professional status of a psychologist and create a certain distance. It is very good if the furniture standing here will be quite official, solid.
In the primary reception area there is a psychologist's desk and chair, several chairs for visitors, set at different distances from the table at different angles to it (right, at an angle, far from the table, several chairs together, one separately in the corner of the room, etc. .) so that the visitor (adult, child, adult with the child) could choose the most convenient place for themselves. At the same time, understanding what place the visitor has taken (for example, whether the child has sat next to his mother or chose to sit separately) can provide valuable additional information.
Zone of advisory work. This part of the office involves creating a confidential and free environment that helps the visitor who came to the psychologist to calmly discuss his concerns. This area should be designed as comfortable as possible. Contributing to this (in addition to the professionalism of the psychologist himself), such interior elements as comfortable, cozy armchairs, compositions from indoor plants, panels from natural materials, as well as the overall color scheme of the decor, designed in soft, pastel colors.
It is advisable to have three light sources in the room: an overhead light for business conversations, a lamp on the psychologist's desk and a sconce giving a soft light for advisory work.
If the office is located in one room, then the area of advisory work is allocated away from the psychologist’s desktop, at a sufficient distance from it.
Zone of diagnostic work. This part of the office is intended for examinations (in an individual or group form). There should not be extra items, bright interior details that can distract the attention of children, prevent them from focusing on the proposed tasks.
All the materials necessary for the psychologist to work should be systematized and conveniently placed in special cabinets so that it is convenient to use them.
For diagnostic work in the office, it is useful to have 2-3 desktops (school desks) of different sizes, so that children of any age can comfortably sit behind them, completing the task (if necessary, it can be one table and with it a chair, the seat height of which can be changed) . There is enough space around the tables so that the psychologist can take any position near the child (on the contrary, nearby, somewhat from the side, at an angle). One of the desktops is used as an auxiliary. Here, before carrying out the work, the necessary methods, registration forms, stopwatch, recorder, etc. are prepared.
Correctional development work zone. The variety of forms of correctional development work involves the appropriate equipment of this area of the psychological office. For classes with children, individual desks, a blackboard, flannelographs, an easel, etc. can be arranged here.
To conduct classes in a playful way, which involve the free placement of children on the floor, the cabinet must have a carpet (or carpet), as well as a variety of handouts
Game therapy zone (training zone).
This zone is necessarily present in the office of a child psychologist if it works with children of primary school age. It should be specially equipped with: soft flooring, movable furniture that contributes to a quick change in the situation in the game plot, toys, crafts, pencils, albums. It is appropriate to brightly decorate the interior and saturate it with children's crafts, drawings on the walls, etc. The color design and phytodesign in this zone complement each other in creating a "children's space". All this ensures the ease of adaptation of children to working conditions in the office and helps relieve their tension.
When working with adolescents, the psychologist more often applies training forms of work, which leaves its mark on the design of the zone. The soft coating that allows children to sit on the floor, mobile furniture, the availability of space for convenient placement of the necessary materials for work: pencils, paper, glue, etc., remains relevant. However, the space becomes less saturated with bright accents, which makes it a great opportunity for transformation.
Zone of relaxation and relieving emotional stress. The psychologist’s office can serve as a place of emotional discharge for both children and adults (teachers, educators). Performing this function involves creating a relaxing, calming environment. Soft, fleecy coating on the floor, natural greenery of indoor plants, a large aquarium with backlight, a gentle murmur of a fountain, a quiet sound of calm music - all this should help calm, relieve accumulated fatigue and irritation. Of great importance for restoring the child’s mental balance is the opportunity to be alone with oneself, temporarily disconnect from the surrounding reality.
Personal (working) area of the psychologist. A personal area of a psychologist must be provided in the office, necessary for him to prepare for work (classes, consultations, etc.), process data, store examination materials, working documentation, methodological literature, manuals, etc.
Reception Waiting Area. This zone serves as a kind of reception room, where children and adults who turn to a psychologist can comfortably accommodate and wait. Here you can find information stands, a library of special psychological and pedagogical literature for parents, a selection of popular tests for self-diagnosis, colorful children's magazines, board games and other materials that allow you to usefully wait time. During a psychologist’s work with a child, parents can perform tasks for them (filling out questionnaires, questionnaires, etc.). The reception waiting area is best organized in the space in front of the psychologist’s office, taking into account the fact that it should not be in the area of active movement of people.
The complex zonal organization of the working space of the psychologist’s office in the ideal version involves its placement in several rooms. However, the project of typical buildings of domestic schools and kindergartens does not provide for the availability of a special room for psychological work. Therefore, the psychologist’s office can be created on the basis of a standard classroom or located in some other room, usually consisting of a single room, or it can combine both options.
Functional areas of the cabinet can partially overlap each other, completely coincide or transform one into another. Practice allows you to combine the zone of primary admission and the working area of the psychologist, the zone of group corrective work and game therapy.
If, for objective reasons, the psychologist does not implement any direction of work, the corresponding zone may not be represented in the office.
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Organization of space in the psychologist’s office
- Abstract. Requirements for the design of the psychologist’s office, 2010
Introduction Objectives and tasks of the office Location of the office of the psychologist Organization of space in the office of the psychologist Organization of the workspace Design of the office Conclusion List
- Location of the psychologist's office
For the office of a practical psychologist, a room or a separate class should be allocated, an area of at least 25-30 sq.m. so that at the same time 10-12 people could be in it, work with which should take place in comfortable conditions. It is advisable to arrange the psychologist’s office in an accessible, convenient place so that it can be easily found. It is advisable to determine the room under the office
- Workspace organization
The material and technical equipment of the workplace involves equipping the cabinet with furniture and technical means. Technical equipment of the office. A specialist’s workplace is inconceivable without appropriate technical equipment, which allows saving and maximizing the use of working time. The psychologist needs technical means for conducting classes with children, processing
- The role and task of the educational psychologist in the modern space
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- ORGANIZATION AND METHODS OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGE PSYCHOLOGY
ORGANIZATION AND METHODS OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGE
- Goals and objectives of the cabinet
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- Psychologist in the organization
The most popular psychologist’s service is the selection and selection of workers for vacant positions (or during staff rotation), taking into account their psychological suitability for the performance of the planned work. Another task closely related to the first is team building: the selection of employees who are psychologically maximally suited to each other and at the same time correspond to the task solved by the unit.
- Psychologist in the organization
Industrial and organizational psychologists work with organizations in the following areas: • Selection of employees and their distribution to work - Development of evaluation tools for the selection, distribution, testing (classification) and promotion of employee service to her - Verification of the validity of testing tools - Profiographic analysis - Development and application programs
- Cabinet design
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- The content of the activity of the rooms of the diagnostic and prognostic unit.
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