Certificate Course on Basic Skills in Counselling for Teachers
Mangaluru: The Department of Psychology, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organized a Certificate Course on Basic Skills in Counselling for Teachers. The course was inaugurated on 10 February 2023 which went on till 28 March 2023 for teachers of 17 institutions. It was a 30 hours certificate course.
This course aimed at training the teachers to handle the minor problems of students specially related to confidence, using the basic counselling skills. Counsellors and mental health professionals from various institutions took up the sessions. The course was a successful one and the Valedictory was held on 28 March 2023. The Chief Guest of the programme was Sr Dr M Prem DSouza, former Principal of St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru. Sr Dr M Venissa A.C., the Principal presided over the programme. Sr Dr M Lydia A.C. Superior and Joint Secretary, St Agnes Institutions, Sr Dr M Vinora A.C., the PG Cordinator were the guests present.
The programme began with a prayer song followed by a welcome dance. Mrs Divya, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology introduced the Chief Guest and welcomed the gathering. In her address the Chief Guest appreciated the Management and the Convener for organizing the course which is the need of the hour. She said we need to be happy within, to spread happiness, our actions need to be good and we should be ever grateful in life. Sr Dr M Venissa A.C. said that when teachers are trained in counselling the teachers can handle the students in a better way. And this was the dream of the management to conduct the course for the teachers for the betterment of the students. Teachers took an oath as Teacher Counselors. In the end certificates were distributed to the participants. Ms Vinatha K Convener of the course expressed her words of gratitude and Dr Hithakshi compered the programme.