Vidya Sagar will offer a two-month long training programme on special needs counseling, titled, ‘Counselor Education-Disability and Mental Health’ from February 14 to April 30.
The programme is aimed at preparing counselors, psychologists and social workers who play a vital role in the vocational, educational and personal adjustment of persons with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. As of now, many therapists do not feel comfortable working with people with a disability. This is mainly because there is a lack of educational foundation and clinical experience which leave the counselor unprepared to implement specialised services.
Therefore, this programme has been conceived and designed for professionals and students in the field of counseling, for instance, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and social workers. The sessions will be held two days a week, on Fridays (4pm-7pm) and Saturdays (9am-4pm). Course fee is `5,000. Call Shirin Mammen at 9789040184 for details.