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2-day training on counselling skills

2-day training on counselling skills
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Inspire Professional Psychologists Society of India IPPSI in collaboration with Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha RSVP is organising a two day training programme on Development of Counselling Skills in RSVP on August 25 and 26

  • The training aims at development of counselling skills among Psychologists: IPPSI President
  • Focus on suicides, husband-wife fights, alcohol addiction, academic adjustments and ragging in the training session

Tirupati: Inspire Professional Psychologists Society of India (IPPSI) in collaboration with Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) is organising a two-day training programme on ‘Development of Counselling Skills’ in RSVP on August 25 and 26.

Speaking to media, IPPSI patron and RSVP Vice-Chancellor V Muralidhar Sharma said that the training programme is being organised to help the psychologists to improve their counselling skills to effectively render their services keeping in view the growing number of people suffering with depression or with other psychological problems.

According to 2014 World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, 46,000 students have committed suicide in India while crimes like ragging and rape of minors are on the increase in the country including in Andhra Pradesh underlining the need of taking corrective courses to check such unfortunate incidents.

Sixty percent of our population is youth, who are prone for aggressions, violence due to the influence of social media, films and peer pressure while lack of parental care and teacher’s guidance add to the problem of the youth, he said stressing on ensuring proper counselling to every student suffering with stress or depression which ultimate leading to suicides.

IPPSI President B Govinda Reddy said the two-day programme intended to focus on development of counselling skills among psychologists, who are in dire need in states like AP to prevent social evils like ragging which is still taking toll despite Prohibition of Ragging Act came into force in 1997.

The topics include suicides, husband-wife fights, alcohol addiction, academic adjustments, ragging and cognitive therapy will be covered in the two-day training. Interested candidates can register their names for training on or before August 20. More details can be had over phone numbers: 9573329039 or 9849629101.

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