TIRUCHY: Psychological counsellors should win the confidence of students during counselling, in a bid to enhance the psychological, ethical and moral skills of the student community, said Dr Sekar, Head of the Department of Psychology, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, at the national workshop of psycho-educational skills for teachers of higher education organised by Bharathidasan University, here on Thursday.
Sekar said it was important to win the confidence of students at the time of counselling to get better results. “The counsellors should always use positive words to encourage students to share and solve their problems,” said Sekar.
In another session, international consultant Rajaram Subhaiyan spoke about skills required for adolescents. The national workshop was organised to train and equip teachers of higher education in psycho-educational skills with emphasis on counseling, to enhance and sustain the quality of education, of teachers, and of student-teacher relationships, to improve academic performance as well as mental strength and potential.