Mangaluru: The Post Graduate Departments of Psychology and Clinical Psychology of St Agnes College (Autonomous), organized a workshop on Solution focused Counseling on 23 and 24 May 2022. Dr Jaseem Korankoth, Assistant Professor and HOD, IMHANS and President of ASFAR (Association for Solution Focused Approaches and Research) was the resource person. The programme started by seeking the blessings of the Almighty, which was conducted by Sheryl a student of II M.Sc. Psychology. A short inaugural was followed by the two days skill training session.
With a vision of providing students with skill training in the domain of mental health, this session is intended to provide hands-on training on using the techniques of solution-focused counselling. Solution-focused brief therapy is a strength-based approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. SFBT focuses on one’s current circumstances and future hopes. This approach also assumes that people are meaning makers and are ultimately the creators of their own realities.
The students of II Year Psychology and Clinical Psychology were the participants of this workshop. They witnessed live demonstrations of techniques, case discussions, and role-plays and will also be a part of the supervised practice sessions held during the two days of the training programme. Sharon student of II M.Sc. Clinical Psychology compeered the programme and Zainab of II MSc Psychology welcomed the guest and the gathering. Faculty members of both Clinical Psychology and Psychology were present during the programme.