23 Dec 2020|Gurgaon (Manesar)
Workshop on Mental Health and Well Being of School Students
The role of teachers and school counselors is of paramount importance because of their greater accessibility and contact with students. Amity University Gurugram Organized Online Workshop on Mental health and Well Being of School Students for school counselors and senior teachers on 23rd December 2020.
The Main objective of the workshop was to share knowledge and advance concepts related to counseling and on life skills for students, Teachers have multiple roles to perform nowadays. One important teacher role inside and outside the classroom is to counsel the students for their well-being. Covid -19 times has made it even more critical when teaching has moved online. To fulfill this role professionally, teachers need to be equipped with right competent in their responsibilities towards their students.
Areas Covered in Workshop-
• Assessment of behavioral, emotional, and academic domains in school settings.
• Sensitizing School counselors about relevant psycho-social issues and imparting them with appropriate management skills.
• Orientation regarding early identification of strengths in students and facilitation of optimism and resilience.
Prof (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana chaired the workshop and highlighted the techniques to improve mental health and wellbeing in schools and emphasized on development of optimism and resilience in both teachers and students.
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Director, Amity Institute of Behavioral and Allied Sciences and Dr Vikas Sharma, Head of Department, Amity Institute of Clinical Pyschology shared insights on dealing with challenges of counseling in the school settings. The resource persons also demonstrated the utility of psychological testing and early detection and remediation of problems in schools.
The wellbeing of participants was also analyzed through the LEAP analysis formulated by Prof Banerjee. The analysis facilitated the understanding of self from the perspective of wellbeing.
Mr Sachin Juneja, Director Marketing, Amity University Gurugram shared insights about the university and moderated the Q and A Session. The session was interactive and participants gave positive feedback regarding the learning outcomes.
Total 350 participants attended the workshop from more than 75 schools.