The Freudian Psychological Society of HMV Organized a One Day Workshop on “School Counsellor : Their Role in School

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  • April 7, 2022
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Jalandhar April 6 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Under the able guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen, The Freudian Psychological Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, organised a one day workshop on “School Counsellor: Their role In School. The Resource Person, Mrs. Manmeet Sawhney, Senior Counsellor, MGN Public School, was welcomed by Head of PG Department of Psychology, Dr. Ashmeen Kaur with a planter and painting by the students of HMV as a token of appreciation. As the workshop proceeded, Mrs. Sawhney discussed the significance of a School Counsellor.

Mrs. Sawhney emphasised on how “The School Counsellor is the Heart of the institution”. She further elaborated on how the school counsellor plays a part in every sphere of a student’s life – from academics, to socio-emotional growth, tackling developmental issues, shaping the student’s career and instilling self-esteem and confidence, while providing support to the parents. The Do’s and Don’ts that every counsellor must adhere to like, confidentiality, being non-judgmental and why it is important, along with an array of case studies were also discussed.

Mrs. Sawhney shed light on the prime issues

Mrs. Sawhney shed light on the prime issues students of senior classes face like career issues at group and at individual level, to relationship counselling. During the conclusion, Mrs Sawhney also talked about the career aspects in the field of counselling and enthusiastically attended to every query put forth by the children. The workshop was attended by around 100 students’ from varied streams, which actively interacted and asked questions throughout the event.

Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen also laid emphasis on the pivotal part a School Councellor plays and also talked about the initiatives of the PG Department of Psychology taken towards this movement by introducing courses of B.Voc Mental Health & Counselling and M.Voc Mental Health & Counselling during the current COVID scenario when mental health crisis and services catering to it is at its peak. On this occasion, faculty members, Ms. Harmanjeet, Ms. Pragya, Ms Shruti and Ms. Niharika were also present. The stage was conducted by Harshita Paul and Mehkash and Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Niharika.

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