We invite applications for interactive workshops that fall within the following themes. Each sub theme has a series of questions. Your workshop must be based on one or more of these questions.

Counselling in India: Identity and Transformation

    1. The profession
      1. How do we view the profession in relation to other mental health professions in India?
      2. What constitutes professional counselling? What must be the basic guidelines for ethical practice?
      3. What are some considerations specific to our cultural context? How do our social and political realities influence the profession?
      4. What are some tried and tested interventions? What are some newer or evolving trends?
      5. What are our hopes for the future?

    2. The counsellor
      1. Who is a professional counsellor? What are we called to do?
      2. How does the counsellor influence the counselling process?
      3. How do we evaluate the usefulness of the practice?
      4. What constitutes appropriate training and professional development?

    3. The client
      1. Who are our clients? What can we learn from our clients?
      2. What does transformation mean for the client? What kind of changes does the client look for through counselling?
      3. What are some considerations specific to our cultural context? How does the client relate to the counsellor?

Workshop Guidelines

How to apply

Email with the following information

Application Deadline: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Please note:

All workshop facilitators will need to register for the Conference. However as a token of our appreciation, we would like to waive the Conference Registration Fee but request you to please pay for accommodation at cost (Rs.2500/- for 2 days. From 5 pm on Thursday, August 27 th to 5 pm to Saturday, August 29 th , 2015)


August 28 & 29, 2015
(Friday and Saturday)


Ecumenical Christian Centre
Bangalore 560 066

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Parivarthan Counselling, Training and Research Centre
1st Floor, #3310, 8th Cross,
13th Main, HAL 2nd Stage,
Bangalore 560 008.
Tel: 91 80 25273462 / 25298686