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Uplifting Campus Harmony: KDIS Human Rights Counseling Service

  • Date 2024-01-19 17:45
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In today's world, where human rights and well-being take center stage, KDI School stands as a beacon of these values. An exemplary testament to this commitment is the KDIS Counseling Service, established in December 2019 with the goal of promoting the human rights and dignity of every member of the school community.

A Hub for All

KDIS's Counseling Service is renowned for its inclusive approach toward all members of the academic community. It prioritizes inclusivity, emphasizing human rights education and aiding students in tackling prejudice and academic or personal challenges. It offers individual and group counseling, fostering awareness and supporting the entire academic community. Gina Lee, advising professor of the Human Rights Center, emphasizes, “There are no limits to the concerns you may bring when visiting the Human Rights Center, everyone is welcome."

Meet Our Experienced Counselor

A trained counselor supports KDIS members through various challenges. Let's introduce Soli Choi, a counselor at the Center Her comprehensive training ensures adept assistance for individuals seeking guidance at the Center.

In her own words, Soli Choi shares, 'I joined the Center in 2020 with a background in art therapy. It's like counseling, art therapy utilizes creative expression for healing. Having lived alone in a foreign country for 13 years, I intimately understand the challenges of adapting to a new environment. During that time, I experienced despair but found my path with the help of my counselor This personal experience inspired my counseling career."

Accessing the Services

To access counseling services, individuals can easily schedule appointments by sending an email, making a call, or visiting the Center Confidentiality is of utmost importance, and the Center takes extra care to protect personal information securely. Soli Choi explains, "Many email me when seeking services, and then I send an intake form to collect service preferences and background details. Although group sessions like art therapy with human rights education exists, most come for individual counseling."

An anonymous student shared their experience with Counseling Service, "I was struggling with adapting to a new culture in a foreign country, so I turned to the Center for help. Counseling sessions allowed me to express my emotions and thoughts, rebuilding my confidence and conquering fear.”

A student who valued the Human Rights Education Program said, "It raises awareness, promoting understanding, especially where people lack assistance to confront human rights breaches. Such awareness supports student equality and prevents human rights violations. The Art Therapy is also stress-relieving and entertaining."

The KDIS Counseling Service has an open-door policy for all KDIS members. Professionals like Soli Choi are here to guide you through challenges. In a world where seeking help can be stigmatized, she reminds us it's a sign of strength. Embrace the journey to healing, with KDI School by your side.

A Counselor's Message

If you ever find yourself needing help, don't hesitate to reach out Remember, facing difficulties is a part of life, and there's no shame in asking for help. It’s as simple as seeking medical treatment for a cold. Asking for help is the first step towards healing.

Programs

1. Counseling Service

•Sexual harassment and sexual violence

•Other human rights issues

•Complaints

•Psychological and/or academic concerns

2. Human Rights Education

•Knowledge sharing and awareness raising workshop on Human Rights Education together with Art Therapy

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