Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy
MEDIUM OF LANGUAGE : MARATHI & ENGLISH(Mixed)
Duration: 7 Months
starting on June 2018(tentatively 2nd week)
Those who are interested to know all about the counselling and want to solve their problems as well as want to do the professional career in counselling can do this Advance course of counselling.
Basic Course of Counseling( Crash Course)
MEDIUM OF LANGUAGE : MARATHI & ENGLISH(Mixed)
Duration: 6 days
starting on Jully 2018
In this Basic course of counselling the total concept of counselling and misconceptions about counselling are discussed practically by giving counselling demo’s and a real experience to handle the problematic persons in counselling sessions which make everybody aware of counselling.
On PREVENTIVE level we train a person through our various courses and workshops and make him emotionally independent to handle on his own.
We mainly conduct Basic & Advance course of Psychological counselling for any person who is interested to know about counselling. We offer these courses to any person having any background of EDUCATION and of any AGE . Also we train psychology, social work students, teachers, IT engineers, medical practitioners or any counseling practitioners in authentic counselling.
There are many misconceptions about counselling. Counselling means giving suggestions or giving guidance or giving lecture or giving ready-made solutions or advising or giving moralistic judgements Criticizing, blaming Scolding, threatening, interrupting while client is taking, imposing your own values, rejecting, doing premature interpretations, forcing unwilling disclosures, taking sides, arguing, controlling the client, labelling, non-accepting client’s feelings, talking too much, interrogating about something.
But counselling is a very different concept. Many times we say that I do counselling. Counselling is never one sided. So what is done in the real counselling? Counselling includes discussion with the troubled person using professional communication skills and techniques . This includes establishing a professional relationship with the person and helping him to express his feelings and problems. This is a long process and many skills and techniques are used during it. A deep study of the personality is done. This process is expected to make changes in the emotions, behaviour and thoughts of the person.
Sometimes a person asks as to why should he change himself/herself? If the other person is not going to change then why should I take the help of counselling? The question ‘why should I change myself’ has its own answer. Counselling helps to develop the principle that if I change myself then my level of disturbance will be minimum . If we try to see our problems with a distant view, we will find out that we, most of the time ourselves are responsible for all our problems. We face problems in many fields of our daily routine. E.g. tension in marriage, family problems, behavioural problems in children, sex related problems, financial problems etc.
We try to get through these problems but sometimes it increases stress on the mental, emotional and social level. Sometimes some relations are disturbed due to it and become burdensome which affects our daily routine. It becomes difficult for the person to come out of his past. He/she develops a negative attitude and it results into apathy and excess and unrealistic worry. The person becomes helpless. He/she expects somebody to understand his thoughts and feelings with empathy. He/she needs to relieve his/her feelings. It is not always possible to find a person in relations or in friends for this purpose. Counselling helps in this case and the person gets confidence of facing any situation.
When a counsellor talks professionally to a troubled person, he listens with complete trust and empathy. Some painful stages may come in the process and at that time the counsellor plays the role of a buddy. Many people feel awkward to express their feelings to their relatives or friends. The counsellor plays role empathetically for these people. Counsellor is not neutral but ‘feels’ and ‘understands’ the person’s feelings on a very subtle level. The counsellor never doubts or implicates about the person’s emotional outburst.
The counsellor believes that the troubled person is true and his/her feelings, the outburst of feelings and pain is also true and honest. Honest attention of the counsellor relieves the person and helps him/her to open up his thoughts and feelings. When the person talks about all his troubles, problems and empties his emotional bucket, he feels relieved. The helping hand of the counsellor helps the person to find out a solution to his problems on his own. Sometimes the troubled person doesn’t understand how to handle the problem and unable to realize the co-ordination between thoughts, feelings and action.
Concept of counselling can be divided in three steps :-
1st is self-awareness which include total study of self .
2nd is self-counselling.
3rd is counselling to others.