Study Psychologist

The study guidance team includes a study psychologist who is specialised in the psychology of learning, counselling and advising.

Services of the study psychologist

The study psychologist works to enhance motivation, time management, the progression of studies and overall well-being. Together with the study psychologist, you can try to solve issues related to learning or discuss your study goals.

The psychologist is a licensed health care professional. The discussions are confidential and last approximately 45 minutes. Each student is allocated 1-5 visits. Also, students have the possibility of participating in groups led by the study psychologist. The study psychologist’s services are available for all degree students.

When to contact the study psychologist?

The counselling focuses on difficulties with the progression of studies, such as:

  • Issues related to motivation
  • Strength and energy
  • Anxiety (e.g. performance anxiety or participating in group work)
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Study techniques and strategies
  • Difficulties in the writing process
  • Returning to studies after a long break

The student and the psychologist strive to find solutions together, develop study skills, increase functionality and develop new ways of thinking and acting and, thus, enhancing the conditions of studying.

Contact information

Due to the coronavirus situation, the study psychologist’s reception has transferred to Zoom or phone calls.

You can still book an appointment from Moodle or by email. With the study psychologist, you can discuss study-related challenges, such as time management and completing tasks.

In the autumn semester of 2021, a trainee study psychologist Ville Horila will also be available for appointments. The trainee has completed all required studies for a master's degree in psychology and works under the supervision of the study psychologist.

Do not hesitate to get in contact.

Ray Ohtonen
Study Psychologist

University Services, Study and Education Services

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8407
  • Fabriikki
Ville Horila
Project Assistant

University Services, Study and Education Services

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8636
  • Fabriikki F116

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