Thursday, September 18, 2008

Upcoming Counselling Workshops

Center for Counselling in Chennai  announces it’s upcoming counselling workshops

October 2008

Counselling through Human Development

28 Oct Tues to 31 Oct Fri

November 2008 

Handling loss and grief

Nov 28th Fri , 29th Sat and 30th  Sun

December 2008

Crisis Intervention

Dec 27th Sat to Dec 29th Mon

All sessions are 10am to 5pm.

Counselling through Human Development (28th to 31st October) - This workshop will take one through the life-long process of human development. From this workshop one will be able to understand the counselling needs at different stages of human life, and the challenges faced in each stage.

Handling Loss and Grief (28th to 30th  November) - Grief is a natural, healthy process that enables one to recover from terrible emotional wounds. Understanding the nature of grief can help one to better cope with loss. Grief that is left unresolved may trigger depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, or other serious problems.

Crisis Intervention (27th to 29th December) - Crisis intervention can be crucial stage in victims. This workshop will focus on how to help victims confront the reality of what happened, begin to deal with the crisis, go beyond the pain and emotional trauma toward new strength and opportunities for growth and change.

Video recording and playback will be used for training purposes.

The workshops will be led by Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Founder of the Center for Counselling. She has worked as a consultant in counselling training, and curriculum development, for several organization including TANSACS (Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society), and the Governments of Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand.

The Workshop Venue is Center for Counselling Office –

18 Radhakrishnan Salai, 9th Street, 3rd Floor, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

Telephone numbers: 044- 42080810/ 9884700174/ 9884100135

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Child Centered Approaches to Counselling for staff under the Directorate of Social Defence, Sep 08th to 11th

We Conducted a training workshop on child centered approaches to counselling for staff under the director of social defence which took place in Abu Palace in Ponnamallee High Road on September 8th – 11th 2008 which was organized by Chennai Street Children prevention and rehabilitation project, World Vision India.

Training was done for four days and two days training separately for old and the new staff.

Staff from Chengalpattu, Kellys, Attur and Royayapuram had joined the training. Some of them were teachers, watchman, warden and House masters who took care of the children.

The training workshop was inaugurated by the Commissioner, Mrs Jayashree Raghunath. Some of the topics covered in the training were Introduction to counselling skills, Introduction to different approaches to work with children like story telling, Art etc, Developmental Mile stones, Identifying Symptoms in children with Learning Disability, Emotional Problems, Psychiatric Problems and also the focus was on the ways of engaging children in different activities and games.

The participants were very enthusiastic and each home made an Action plan where they explained how they are planning to implement what they learnt. Both the batches gave excellent feedback about the training. We enjoyed running this workshop as much as the participants enjoyed participating in this.