The members participated in the workshop were
Ms. Upasana, Ethiraj college for women
Mr. Sundar, Sahodaran
Mr. T.D. Siva kumar, Sangama
Ms. Sharanya Manivannan, Writer
Mr. Krishna, Sahodaran
Ms. Dhanalakshmi, Center for counselling
Mr. V. Sivapatham, Swam
Feed back from the participants:
The workshop was very good- both serious and enjoyable, was never dry - use of case studies, role play, etc ensured that it never lapsed into theoretical /academic study. Extremely informative about the ground realities in dealing with certain groups in crisis. - Sharanya Manivannan, Freelance writer.
It was really and extremely good. Each moment makes us to learn new things. Personal sharing helps us to burn out our stress and pain. Hospitality was extremely good. - T.D.Shivakumar, Sangama
This workshop was extremely good, especially the role play session. I will use all these skills when I handle clients in the MSM community. I could able to understand the skills of a counsellor, stages of counselling, acknowledging the emotion of the client, etc - Sundar , Sahodaran
The workshop was very simple to understand and i feel that I need to learn lots more on counselling. The training place was very well arranged, it was very calm and comfortable. - Sivapatham, Swam
I enjoyed the session. It gave me an insight into Counselling psychology. I feel this field needs a lot of patience. This workshop was only a brief insight into what counselling all about, there is still a lot to learn. Brief insight into different ways of counselling like Individual, group, video conference, e-mails, etc. - Upasana, Ethiraj college for women.
I did not know anything in counselling, but i have learnt basic skills to handle the session through this workshop. The Director is a very good trainer - Krishna, Sahodaran.