Continuing Ed for counselors

Welcome to the HAP’s Continuing Education for Counselors program!

10th CE program

Date: To be announced

Time: 4 pm to 6pm (we start on time so please be on time)

Topic: Sexual orientation and homophobia: A better understanding

Presenters: Liliana Goldschmidt, MA & Diana Monteiro, Ph.D

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting; includes material, snack, CE certificate)

To register call 9000234262: We have only 40 spots available and seating is limited. 

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting to ensure that someone else can have your spot.

 Location: The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology, 68 Gruhalaxmi Colony, Vikrampuri area, Secunderabad 500015

Brief Description of Topic: In light of the recent attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, we will be focusing on educating ourselves on sexual orientation and on homophobia. The talk will be discussion oriented to help us understand what sexual orientation means, terminology used, basic theories regarding sexual orientation and will also discuss homophobia and its impact on the LGBT Community. It will also focus on things we can do to reduce stigma and bias and on how we can create safe spaces for LGBTQ clients. 

 Who can attend: Any professionals in the helping/ educating profession e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work and mental health, teaching, etc. It is intended for anyone in the helping or education fields. This includes but is not limited to teachers, educators, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, and para medical professionals, in addition students in training in the helping and education fields.

Phone No: +(91) 90002 34262 , (91) 94939 75140 , +(040) 2784 7755

Come join us and let’s learn together and improve the quality of services we provide to our clients. We hope to see you there

DIRECTIONS:

 From Jubilee Bus Station, Secunderabad, come straight towards Secunderabad Club. After Secunderabad Club, you will come to navjeevan Hospital, Secunderabad on your left.

After you pass navjeevan Hospital, you will see a Bata showroom on the right side. You will need to come back around to the BATA by making a U turn since there is a road divider that doesn’t allow you to turn in there. Take the lane next to Bata and you will be in Vikrampuri.Come down the Bata lane and take the fifth left turn. Continue straight in.

You will come to a fork in the road and you take the right fork and look on your right for the sign for Fillings Dental Clinic and The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology. Pass Fillings and take the next right turn down the road and another right. It’s all a dead end and you will see signs on the gate- house on right-The address is Plot no 68 Gruhalaxmi Colony, Secunderabad 500015.



COMPLETED PROGRAMS BELOW:

9th  CE program 

Date: 15th February 2014

Time: 4 pm to 6pm (we start on time so please be on time)

TopicNon-suicidal Self Injury

Presenter: Divya Raj, MPhil (Clinical Psychologist)

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

To registerPlease let us know by Feb 14 2014 at 12 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited.

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting to ensure that someone else can have your spot.

 Location:  The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

Brief Description of Topic

Non suicidal self injury is an often seen issue among clients seeking counseling and psychotherapy.  There are many different types of non suicidal self injury including:

• Cutting, scratching, or pinching skin, enough to cause bleeding or a mark which remains on the skin

• Banging or punching objects or self to the point of bruising or bleeding

• Ripping and tearing skin

• Carving words or patterns into skin

• Interfering with the healing of wounds

• Burning skin with cigarettes, matches or hot water

• Compulsively pulling out large amounts of hair

• Deliberately overdosing on medications when this is NOT meant as a suicide attempt

The talk will focus on what NSSI is and how to recognize and treat the same.

 Who can attend: Any professionals in the helping profession e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work and mental health, etc. It is intended for anyone in the helping fields with training in counseling and therapy. This includes but is not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, and para medical professionals, in addition students in training in the helping fields
9th CE program (Program CANCELLED)

Date: 18th August 2012

Time: 5 pm to 7pm (we start on time so please be on time)

Topic: Money matters! Issues and Consequences with setting fees for counseling sessions: A discussion

Presenter: Discussion with facilitators

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

To registerPlease let us know by August 17 2012 at 12 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited. No registration will be accepted after August 17 unless we have open spots.

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting to ensure that someone else can have your spot.

 Location:  The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

The 9th Continuing Education program is on “ Money Matters! Issues and Consequences with setting fees for counseling sessions: A discussion” on August 18h 2012 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

  Brief Description of Topic

The business end of our field is always an interesting challenge for practitioners. All our education and training does not arm us with tools needed to survive in the real world. Fresh graduates and long time practitioners continue to struggle with questions about how much to charge, what is appropriate, whether to offer free services or not, etc.  This Continuing education program will discuss all things related to charging fees for psychological services through a discussion oriented format. We will discuss issues like how to set fees, what do client fees pay for, issues with non-paying clients, increasing fees for services, informed consent and ethics related to money matters, etc in counseling and psychological services.

 Who can attend: Any professionals in the helping profession e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work and mental health, etc. It is intended for anyone in the helping fields with training in counseling and therapy. This includes but is not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, and para medical professionals, in addition students in training in the helping fields.

 Directions to the HAP:

1. From Jubilee Bus Station, Secunderabad, come straight towards Secunderabad Club.

2. After Secunderabad Club, you will come to Apollo Hospital, Secunderabad on your left.

3. After you pass Apollo Hospital, you will see a Bata showroom on the right side. You will need to come back around to the BATA by making a U turn since there is a road divider that doesn’t allow you to turn in there.

4. Take the lane next to Bata and you will be in Vikrampuri.

5. Come down the Bata lane and take the fifth left turn and continue in straight

6. You will come to a fork in the road and you take the left fork and look on your right for the first house with  the sign for “Dr. Diana Monteiro” and a  “82” sign on the pillar.

Phone No:             +(91) 90002 34262      ,             (91) 94939 75140      , +(040) 2784 7755

To join the CE group for ongoing discussions and to voice your thoughts, join the yahoo group by emailing counselingce-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.in

Come join us and let’s learn together and improve the quality of services we provide to our clients. We hope to see you there!

8th CE program

Date: 10th March 2012

Time: 5 pm to 7pm (we start on time so please be on time)

Topic: Yoga in Counseling Practice

Presenter: Amulya Rajan

About the Presenter: Amulya Rajan is a HAP counsellor as well as a certified yoga trainer from Yogavahini Institute of Yoga Studies, Chennai. After undergoing an intensive yoga teacher-training course, she found that the practice of yoga not only helped her enrich her own life, but also helped her become a better counsellor. Further, she found that she could use her yoga practices and teachings in counselling with wonderful results. Amulya finds that using yoga with counselling adds another dimension to the traditional ‘talk therapy’, and yields results which are quicker and often much deeper in clients.

The 8th Continuing Education program is on “Yoga in Counseling practice” on March 10th 2012 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

 Brief Description of Topic

Yoga, the ancient Indian discipline, facilitates spiritual growth and self-empowerment. Traditional yoga, unlike most other forms of physical discipline, uses the breath to bridge the body and the mind. As a result it directly helps in regulating the workings of the mind.  This brings about a natural state of contentment and unconditional love. It also brings about self-understanding, awareness and self-acceptance- qualities which are key to the process of counselling. Hence, over the years yoga has become a much-opted for practice to complement the process of counselling.

At this Continuing Education Programme we will learn about how yoga can be used by counsellors in the counselling process. The focus will be on different yogic techniques that can be taught to clients during counselling sessions which will help speed up their movement towards their goals for counselling. Further, this CE will focus on some of the yogic attitudes that counsellors can inculcate within themselves that will complement their role as counsellor.

 

7th CE program

Date: 3rd December 2011

Time: 4:30pm to 7pm

Topic: Ethics in Counseling Practice

Presenters: This CE will be a discussion oriented learning session with minimal lecture and mostly case discussions. Facilitator of discussion: Diana Monteiro

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

To register: Email: hapsychology@gmail.com

Please let us know by Dec 1 2011 at 6 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited. No registration will be accepted after Dec 1 unless we have open spots.

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting, otherwise you will be charged the full fee payable at the next meeting you attend.

 Location:  The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

The 7th Continuing Education program is on “Ethics in Counseling practice: Case discussion” on Dec 3rd 2011 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

 

Brief Description of Topic

Ethics is at the core of every discipline. In the practice of psychological counseling in India, ethics has typically been taught within curriculum related to other areas rather than being in a class of its own. The lack of a well advertised ethics code leaves several practitioners uncertain about how to handle dilemmas. This CE presentation will expose the participants to a variety of ethical scenarios and will discuss specific cases related to common dilemmas experienced when working in the field of psychological counseling.

6th CE program

Date: 8th October 2011

Time: 4:30pm to 7pm

Topic: Personality disorders: An overview and case discussion

Presenters: Diana Monteiro, Insiya A Raheem, Amulya Rajan

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

To register: Email: hapsychology@gmail.com

Please let us know by Oct 7th 2011 at 6 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited. No registration will be accepted after Oct 7th unless we have open spots.

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting, otherwise you will be charged the full fee payable at the next meeting you attend.

 Location:  The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

The 6th Continuing Education program is on “Personality Disorders: An Overview and case discussion” on Oct 8th  2011 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

 

Brief Description of Topic

Personality based psychopathology is one of the hardest to treat clinically, because it consists of “personality traits that are enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and oneself, that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts; and these traits are inflexible, maladaptive and cause significant impairment or subjective distress.” This CE presentation will discuss the different personality disorders and use case examples to help us better understand diagnosis and treatment.

Brief description of Presenters: Dr. Diana Monteiro, Insiya A Raheem, and Amulya Rajan.

Dr. Diana Monteiro is a Counseling Psychologist who worked with personality based psychopathology in her clinical work in the US. Insiya A Raheem and Amulya Rajan are pursuing their Master’s in Psychology at Osmania University and have had experiences in working with personality psychopathology in their clinical work. All of them belong to the Hyderabad Academy of Psychology where they work as counsellors.

Who can attend: Any professionals in the helping profession e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work and mental health, etc. It is intended for anyone in the helping fields with training in counseling and therapy. This includes but is not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, and para medical professionals, in addition students in training in the helping fields.

5th CE program

 Date: 13th August 2011

Time: 4:30pm to 7pm

Topic: Dementia

Presenters: Dr. Chandra Shekar and Dr. Vani Rupela

Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

To register: Email: hapsychology@gmail.com

Please let us know by Aug 11th 2011 at 6 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited. No registration will be accepted after Aug 10th.

Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting, otherwise you will be charged the full fee payable at the next meeting you attend.

 Location:  The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

The 5th Continuing Education program is on “Dementia” on August 13th 2011 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

 Brief Description of Topic :  Dementia

Dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that affects thinking, memory, communication and everyday life. Dementia has been recognized as the cause of disability in 5% to 10% of the world population aged over 60 years. About 3.2 million people in India are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and stroke are the two most common causes of dementia in India.. Dementia not only affects the individual but also the caregivers’ lives drastically. Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) is a national society that is committed to improving the quality of life of persons with dementia and their caregivers. Its Hyderabad Deccan chapter was started in the year 2008. The organization won the AP state award for institutions working towards knowledge and information in the field of aging in 2010.

Brief description of Presenters: Dr. K. Chandrashekar and Dr. Vani Rupela.

Dr. ChandraShekar is a renowned psychiatrist in Hyderabad, and is committed to helping persons who need psychiatric support. He is the Director of  Asha Hospital, Banjara Hills and holds numerous important positions such as President of Indian Psychiatric Association, South zone, and Vice President of the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Hyderabad Deccan chapter. He will speak about briefly about what dementia is, the types of dementia and how to handle behaviour in persons with Dementia.

Dr. Rupela is a Speech Language Pathologist who has worked as lecturer for a few years in Sweekaar Rehabilitation Institute for Handicapped. She has recently completed a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an active volunteer and executive member of the ARDSI, Hyderabad Deccan chapter. She will speak about communication in persons with Dementia and the activities that can be done with these persons.

4th  CE program

 Date: 11th June 2011

 Time: 4:30pm to 7pm

 Topic: Counseling suicidal people

 Presenters: HAP team (Bona Marie Colaco, Rushna Sultana and Diana Monteiro)

 Cost: Rs. 100 per person (pay in person on the day of the meeting)

 To register: Please let us know that you would like to attend by sending in your name and phone number by Emailing  hapsychology@gmail.com

Please let us know by June 9th 2011 at 6 pm so we can reserve your spot. We have only 25 spots available and seating is limited. No registration will be accepted after June 9th.

 Cancellation of registration: If you need to cancel after you register, please call and let us know 24 hours before the meeting, otherwise you will be charged the full fee payable at the next meeting you attend.

 LocationThe Hyderabad Academy of Psychology

Continuing our focus to stay current in terms of clinical work, counseling and psychology, our 4th Continuing Education program is on “Counseling Suicidal people” on June 11th 2011 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Presentation begins at 5 pm sharp.

 Brief Description of Topic :  Counseling Suicidal People

Suicide is a world problem and in our country, it is a growing problem among adolescents and adults. As mental health professionals, we have an additional responsibility to prevent suicide by educating our communities about the same. The presentation will go over the basics of suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, counseling suicidal people and what we can do as mental health professionals to prevent suicide.

The presentation will be made by Dr. Diana Monteiro, Bona Marie Colaco, M.A., and Rushna Sultana, B.A., counselors at the Hyderabad Academy of Psychology. Bona Marie Colaco obtained her Masters in Psychology from Osmania University in 2009 and has worked as a counselor at St. Joseph’s degree and PG college, Hyderabad. Rushna Sultana is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Psychology at Osmania University. All the presenters have worked actively in the area of suicide prevention for the last several years.

Who can attend: Any professionals in the helping profession e.g., counseling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work and mental health, etc. It is intended for anyone in the helping fields with training in counseling and therapy. This includes but is not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, and para medical professionals, in addition students in training in the helping fields.

Directions to the HAP:

1. From Jubilee Bus Station, Secunderabad, come straight towards Secunderabad Club.

2. After Secunderabad Club, you will come to Apollo Hospital, Secunderabad on your left.

3. After you pass Apollo Hospital, you will see a Bata showroom on the right side. You will need to come back around to the BATA by making a U turn since there is a road divider that doesn’t allow you to turn in there.

4. Take the lane next to Bata and you will be in Vikrampuri.

5. Come down the Bata lane and take the fifth left turn and continue in straight

6. You will come to a fork in the road and you take the right fork and look on your right for the sign for Fillings Dental Clinic and The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology. (It’s just down the road on your right and really easy to find if you’ve followed these directions exactly)

Phone No: +(91) 90002 34262, (91) 94939 75140, +(040) 3257 8899

To join the CE group for ongoing discussions and to voice your thoughts, join the yahoo group by emailing counselingce-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.in

Come join us and let’s learn together and improve the quality of services we provide to our clients. We hope to see you there!

  • ·         3rd CE program:Neuropsychology” on May 14th 2011

Brief Description of Topic : Neuropsychology is a bridging discipline which thrives on concepts borrowed from Neurology, Psychology and even Psychiatry. The presentation will elaborate on some of these basic concepts and help participants adopt a more integrated outlook towards client management and care.

The presentation will be made by Smita Choudhary-Lath, M. Phil. Smita is a post-graduate from Calcutta University, who attained her M.Phil degree in Mental Health & Social Psychology from National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. She recently relocated to Hyderabad and is now working with a people management consultancy, Human Dynamic Asia Pacific.

  • ·         2nd CE program: Understanding Sexual Orientation ” on April 9th 2011

Brief Description of Topic : This program will focus on current thinking on sexual orientation and is designed to increase awareness regarding the unique challenges LGBT individuals face in their lives. Participants will learn about sexual orientation, sexual identity and relevant clinical issues when working with LGBT individuals. The presentation will be by Dr. Diana Monteiro, Director of the HAP.

  • ·         1st CE program:Attachment theory: Application to Counseling” on March  12, 2011

Brief Description of Topic : Attachment is an emotional bond to another person first proposed by psychologist John Bowlby (1969). Bowlby described attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” (Bowlby, 1969, p. 194). Researchers suggest that attachment theory may be a potential “metaperspective capable of integrating important personality and developmental constructs in ways that both inform and stimulate our research and practice” in counseling psychology (Lyddon, 1995). The presentation will include an overview of attachment theory and its application to the counseling framework.

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