Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Issues in counselling adolescents Nov 7,2008



This half a day session was conducted for the counsellors working in Tambaram hospital. These counsellors see clients of all ages. Government Hospital ,Tambaram is one of the biggest hospitals which treat HIV/AIDS patients for about 20 or more years now. They have a case load of 17,000 patients a year. Patients come for treatment of TB as well as HIV/AIDS with TB as co infection.

This hospital has 28 counsellors and the counsellors come from many NGOs as well as about 5 employed by the TANSACS directly. This session was requested by the counsellors as one of their needs in improving counselling skills.