The Department of Psychology, St Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam in collaboration with the Victim Rights Centre, a project under Kerala State Legal Services Authority, organized a Capacity Building Program on Basic Counselling Skills on 15th October 2022, Saturday at 2.30 pm in the AV Room, Science Block. The training program was conducted for members of the Victim Rights Cell, social workers, and lawyers of various NGOs, and law college students.
The training program was led by Dr. M.S Razeena Padmam, Former Professor & Director School of Behavioural Sciences, M.G. University currently the Director of Skills in the Centre For Behavioral Enrichment.
Mrs. V.P. Seemandini, Senior Counsel and Chief Advisor, Victim Rights Centre presided over the program. Adv. Parvathi Menon, Chief Coordinator of, the Victim Rights Cell also graced the occasion with her presence.
Dr. Razeena gave insights about what is counselling, the importance of setting short-term and long-term goals in counseling, and the various essential skills required of a good counselor. The importance of time management, organizational abilities, empathy, and listening was stressed during the session. Her session helped the participants gain insight into various aspects of counseling and the importance of being mindful of the people around them.
The program witnessed the participation of around 45 members from the law fraternity, Victim Rights Cell, NGOs, and also law students.