The School of Psychology Nepal (www.tsopnepal.org) and Psychdesk Foundation (www.psychdeskfdn.com) have completed and closing ceremony of 8th batches of six- month psychosocial counseling training in 18 March 2019. The training was part of the capacity building on Counseling and Psychotherapy in the multicultural community setting in collaboration with the Psychdesk Foundation. 4 participants has successfully completed this course due to unfavourable situations 2 individuals were not qualified.
The training was focused on the theoretical part along with clinical practices with intensive clinical Supervision by a trained Psychologist. The training was focused on different skills like basic and advances counseling skills, stages of counseling, alternative skills, case management skills and dealing with special issues which providing insight about identifying, assessing the cases and finally implementing the acquired techniques in improving the psychological wellbeing of clients.
Participants talked about their experience about changes in their personal lives as well as improve knowledge about stigma and discrimination about mental/psychosocial problems. They shared success case stories in the graduation ceremony.
After this training participants are working as counselors in different community settings. Counselors work in diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services. Their duties vary greatly, depending on their speciality, which is determined by the setting in which they work and the population they serve. Even though the specific setting may have an implied scope of practice, counselors frequently are challenged with children, adolescents, adults, families that have multiple issues, such as mental health disorders and addiction, disability and employment needs, school problems or career counseling needs, and trauma. Counselors must recognize these issues in order to provide their clients with appropriate counseling and support.
Training session was facilitated by Psychologist, Dr. Narendra Singh Thagunna, Padam Raj Joshi, Jyotshna Dangi and others guest facilitators.