The Department of Psychology, St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam, in collaboration with Aster Medcity, Kochi, held a training program on Basic psychological Support on 4th March 2022. The program was held in the Seminar Hall of Arts Block, St. Teresa’s College campus from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
The program was inaugurated by Fr. Bobby Jose Kattikad and Shri C. Jayakumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kochi Central. The program was presided by Rev. Dr. Sr. Vinitha, Provincial Superior and Manager, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. The program was also attended by Dr. Lizzy Mathew, Principal, St. Teresas’s College, Ernakulam, Ms. Bindu John, Head, Department of Psychology members of Kudumbasree units around Ernakulam, faculty members, and students.
Fr. Bobby Jose Kattikad in his inaugural address highlighted the role of women in society and how a woman is equivalent to a river that flows and thrives. Shri C Jayakumar spoke about how women in communities could prevent crime by being alert and vigilant in their communities and through the activities of the Kudumbasree units. The importance of offering psychological support and the role of Kudumbasree was stressed in the inaugural session by the speakers.
The training session for the 45 Kudumbasree members and 80 UG and PG students was conducted by Mrs. Gana P.C, Clinical Psychologist of Aster Medcity, Ernakulam.
The program aimed to create awareness among the Kudumbasree Vigilant members and students and enable and equip them to give basic psychological support to those in distress as they can be considered community workers and can reach all the parts of the society.