The Institute offers certificate course in basic skills and advanced skills in counselling. The course is specially designed for medical doctors, clergy, college and school teachers, social workers and community health professionals keeping in mind their background and expectations. The participants will get glimpses in to the various aspects of counselling and they could utilize this experience in their future career/ministry. The training will equip participants to promote mental health and healing in their vocational settings
Philosophy and Orientation of the Course
The course is undergirded by the faith that human beings are created in the image of God and that they have within themselves the potential to grow and reflect that image. It is recognized that human growth and development are blocked or hindered by a variety of factors within the human person and in the human environment. The course seeks to be an instrument in the hands of God who is constantly at work in human persons inspiring and facilitating growth. The course endeavors to create a climate of trust among the trainees that they can honestly examine themselves and dismantle their own blocks and grow towards the fullness God has intended for them. This process would help trainees to become better helpers and counsellers.
Method of Teaching
The teaching method will be that of learning by doing. Trainees will learn by doing counseling under supervision. They will also learn by doing counseling in normal setting of life and having it supervised by the staff of the Institute.
Basic Skills in Counselling (50hrs)
The course on basic skills in counseling is arranged for three months on Saturdays. The same is also offered as an evening course arranged on Fridays and Saturdays. This programme is an introduction to counselling theory and practice.
Skills & Attitudes in Counselling
Understanding the Children
Understanding the Adolescents
Understanding the Elderly
Understanding the Terminally Ill
Understanding the Bereaved
Understanding the Suicidal
Understanding the Addicts
Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Reading Report : one
Attendance : 90%
Case study : one
Advanced skills in counseling (50 hrs)
The certificate course in advanced skills in counseling is arranged for three months on Saturdays. It seeks to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in counseling in advanced level to those interested in becoming counselors. The course aims at increasing the availability of persons with counseling skills in normal professional settings.
Review of Basic Skills in Counselling
Introduction to Advanced Skills
* Responding skills - Advanced Empathy
* Personalizing Skills
Wish you all a Blessed and happy new year
In view of the growing need for counseling in India, the Mar Thoma Sabha Council resolved to set up the "Thomas Mar Athanasius Counselling Centre" in 1984. The Centre was renamed as TMA Institute of COunselling in 2003 consequent to the inclusion of training and research facilities in the scope of the institution. The institute aims at providing counseling service to all who go through emotional and spiritual crisis - persons, families and groups. The institute also aims at providing training and conducting research in the field of pastoral counseling and psychotherapy.
God in His mercy has enabled the Institute to serve society in India through the ministry of counselling and psychotherapy. We earnestly solicit prayers and support form the well wishers of the Institute.
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