Students with Special Educational Needs

Information for students with special educational needs

The whole Charles University seeks to enable all students comparable conditions for study and therefore it offers various types of support to students with special educational needs, i.e. to those who, due to a congenital or acquired health condition, requires modification of study conditions for the purpose of the successful study.

Contact person for English speaking students with special needs

If you are interested in being registered as a student with special educational needs, please arrange an appointment (preferably by e-mail) with Michael Podsedník or Lucie Pištěková (specialni.potreby@fsv.cuni.cz), the contact person for special-needs students, who will willingly explain you all the steps, which need to be done in order to be registered and to make use of services designated for special-needs students.

The contact person is also the key contact for students when arranging the modification of conditions for study.  It is recommended to stay in contact with the contact person during the whole period of study so that any occurring problems can be responded before they negatively affect the course of studies.

 

Mgr. Michael Podsedník Lucie Pištěková, DiS.

E-mail: specialni.potreby@fsv.cuni.cz

Phone: 222 112 239

Room 219, building Hollar, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Praha 1

Please contact me via email.

E-mail: specialni.potreby@fsv.cuni.cz

Phone: 222 112 234

Room 220, building Hollar, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Praha 1

Please contact me via email.

Who is considered a student with special educational needs?

A student with special educational needs is a student with vision, hearing and mobility impairments, specific learning disorders, chronic illnesses or complaint, psychological disorders, impaired ability to communicate and combined disabilities.

What are the main types of support?

  • Assistance during study
  • Digitalization of study texts
  • Interpreting, transcription and recording services
  • Copying services
  • Time compensation in examinations
  • Individual tuition
  • Loan of aids
  • Special information and counselling services

All these services are provided free of charge to students registered at the Faculty of Social Sciences as “students with special educational needs” and on the basis of the student's type of disability.

Psychological Counselling Centre for International Students of Charles University

Psychological Counselling for all CU students and employees - Carolina Centre

Because of the Covid related restrictions, our services moved to the on-line form. We use Skype, Teams, ZOOM and other available tools, according to your agreement with the chosen counsellor.

We offer counselling in English, free of charge for all CU students and employees. Should you need our help to deal with your study, family, personal or other problems, you are welcome to come to our Counselling Centre for International Students.

Address: Školská 13a, Prague 1 small green door

The consultations take place mainly at Školská, sometimes at offices of individual counsellors. You can contact our counsellors at their e-mails or register in the available applications.

 

Psychological counselling

Mgr. Anna-Marie Pospíšilová

annamarie.pospisilova@ruk.cuni.cz

 

I offer one-on-one mental health counselling, crisis intervention, and training in relaxation techniques at the Carolina Center. I provide support in coping with challenging situations relating to (not only) studies. I focus on helping those suffering from stress and anxiety. I offer both one-off and regular support sessions.

I have a degree in psychology from Palacký University. I have experience working as a school psychologist, and I spent several years working as a mental health programs lecturer in the NGO Nevypusť duši. Currently, I am a crisis interventionist at Linka bezpečí (Safety Line Association).

 

Registration via e-mail or here: listed dates in the login application, which is currently only available in Czech. The English version is under construction.

 

Mgr. Lukáš Pánek

10368590@o365.cuni.cz

 

I have a degree in psychology, and I have experience working as an elementary and high school psychologist. I am currently in the supervision portion of my psychotherapy training in Biosynthesis and work with clients in private practice.

I offer mental health counselling and short-term therapy for CU students and staff. Feel free to contact me if you’re facing problems with your studies, mental health problems such as anxiety, difficulties in relationships, or if you’re seeking support in challenging situations.

 

Registration via e-mail or here: listed dates in the login application, which is currently only available in Czech. The English version is under construction.

 

Mgr. Karolína Ženíšková

karolina.zeniskova@ruk.cuni.cz

 

I have a degree in psychology from Charles University, I worked as a pedagogical assistant, psychologist for families or as a psychologist for children and adults at a crisis center (Diakonie ČCE). I’m currently in the psychotherapy training in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy). I offer crisis intervention, mental health counselling, or short-term therapy. I focus on topics like study issues, relationships, challenging situations, parenting or anything else.

 

Registration via e-mail or here: listed dates in the login application, which is currently only available in Czech. The English version is under construction.

 

Mgr. Petr Arbet

petr.arbet@ruk.cuni.cz

 

I work as a psychologist, psychological coach and I’m in the supervision portion of my psychotherapy training. As a student I knew what it was like to feel uncertainty about purpose and meaning of life. Thanks to someone else I was able to get to know myself better and I would like to offer the same help to you.

I like to work with symbols and fantasy, you can imagine therapy and coaching as a way of opening a door. We only suspect that it exists, even though it’s in our own house, within us. I would like to offer you a key, that can help you open it and see what is hidden behind the door. I like to work with topics like motivation, burnout or stress management.

 

Soy psicólogo, coach y terapeuta. Mi misión es despertar en los demás el

deseo de ser ellos mismos. Me centro en temas como: ansiedad, estrés

excesivo, pérdida de sentido, motivación y ganas (no solo) para

estudiar, soledad, depresión, problemas de pareja...

Pasé un año en Valencia como estudiante Erasmus.

 

Registration via e-mail or here: listed dates in the login application, which is currently only available in Czech. The English version is under construction.

 

Coaching in English

 

Jan Prach

jan.prach@ruk.cuni.cz

+420 724 358 829

Place: Palác Ymca, Na Poříčí 12 - SANTEA

 

I work with people from many different fields, who have one thing in common – they want to work on themselves and change something in their lives. We are using both the support of Western psychology and the yoga techniques, meditation and mindfulness.

I perceive coaching as the essence of practical psychology. It is a set of mental life-hacks, tools that will help us to build and achieve goals, change and improve our lives. Properly managed coaching should lead a person to increase awareness of their life situation and responsibility for their decisions. This will incredibly increase his self-awareness, work efficiency and meaningfulness of life as such.

I have been working for several years with both managers and students who want to be at the forefront of their field and who are looking for motivation, discipline and the real purpose of their job.

 

Registration via e-mail or here: listed dates in the login application, which is currently only available in Czech. The English version is under construction.