April 27, 2015
Three days skills lab on “Developing self as a counsellor” was organized by M.S.Chellamuthu Institute of Mental Health and Rehabilitation from 27th to 29th April, 2015 at American college, Madurai. The objective of the program was to empower counsellors with knowledge and practice needed to develop self as a skilled professional. It was attended by an enthusiastic group of 20participants who were practicing counsellors and/or students of counselling course.
The resource person, Dr.Rajaram Subbian (International Psycho Social -Consultant) elaborately presented the skills to be enhanced by a counsellor and also discussed the complete process and stages of counselling. Importance of considering family system in the process was highlighted. Prof.G.Gurubharathy defined and explained the importance of the three important skills a counsellor should possess i.e. Genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathy. Sessions were facilitated through role plays and group activities.
On the final day, the valedictory function was honoured by presence of Vice Principal of American college, Dr.G.C.Abraham as Chief guest. The Programme was organized well by Mr.K.S.Kirubeshkumar, Chief Training Officer and Ms.Kavitha, the programme manager.