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Psychological counselling necessary for students,says Professor Mohan

The Psychology Department of GGDSD College Sector 32,organised a seminar on ‘Current Perspectives and Future Trends in Psychology’ on Friday

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
September 14, 2013 1:24:54 am

The Psychology Department of GGDSD College Sector 32,organised a seminar on ‘Current Perspectives and Future Trends in Psychology’ on Friday with internationally-renowned psychologist Vidhu Mohan addressing the seminar.

Professor Vidhu has an experience of four decades in the field and is responsible for the initiation of Psychology as an independent department in a number of national-level universities across the country.

Also,Mohan is a consultant for the UGC and UPSC.

At the seminar organised by the Psychology Club ‘Aesthesia’,she talked about the importance of the emotional quotient and mentioned different transitional periods in the life of an individual ranging from childhood,adolescent,adulthood,parental age and finally old age.

Vidhu also provided a wider view-point about the impact that takes place due to different types of parenting practices,child rearing methods,school environment,understanding of aptitudes,laying out of career paths,mental preparation of work environments,pre and post parental counselling,inculcation of values,adjustment to peer pressure,drugs,alcoholism,and identification of one’s self.

In an interactive session with the students,she emphasised on the importance of counselling in the areas of education,social,welfare and gender sensitisation.

“When students pass out from Class X,they end up struggling with the question of what they should be doing or what stream they should choose? I personally suggest everyone should take an aptitude test. It helps evaluate one’s interest towards a particular field and enables them to choose the right direction for the future. Psychological counselling is an important aspect of psychology. The schools should conduct counselling sessions at an early stage for both students and parents,” said Mohan.

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