Interactive Session on Knowledge update: Principles of Counseling via zoom
The World Health Organization WHO states that ‘professional counseling is a safe and confidential collaboration between qualified counselors and clients to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns. Clients are active participants in the counseling process at every stage. Counseling is not a process of giving advice, but it is a process of helping a person who is genuinely in need’. The principles of counseling include the five bedrock principles of: autonomy, justice, beneficence, non-maleficence and fidelity.
Professional counselors help clients
About the Speaker: Dr. Karthikayani Murugan
Dr.Karthikayani Murugan is a Clinical Psychologist at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital. She has done her course in child adolescent & family therapy from National Institute of Mental and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS Bangalore) in the year 2018. She has also undergone training in clinical hypnosis, substance use disorder in 2019. She has completed M.Phil in Psychology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai in 2016 and has been the topper in the university. She has also done her graduation and post- graduation from PSG College of Arts and Science between 2005 to 2010 and has been the meritorious student. She is undergoing her Ph.D. from Government Arts College, Coimbatore.
The dedicated staff of Shanti Ashram, the International Center for Child and Public Health and our Adolescents Volunteers will be part of this first level interactive knowledge update. We are in the process of conceptualizing and implementing a child-centered community outreach for social and mental wellbeing.
• We hope to reach out to 250-300 vulnerable families where children are living with single parents, with grandparents (in the absence of living/ absent parents) with HIV and in extreme poverty.
• In the context of COVID 19, stressors have been many on our children and their families, so both the timing of the response and the potential for identifying children at risk is quite high.
• We hope to do this as a month long outreach between May 24th, the memorial day of our founder and