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‘SAHITA’- Psychological Counselling Centre

Title of the Practice: ‘Sahita’-Psychological Counselling Centre

Objective of the Practice:

The College is the first affiliated college to establish the Psychological Counselling Centre, ‘SAHITA’.

The aims and objectives of the centre are as follows:

  • To improve the students psychological well being and contribute towards societal well being.
  • To provide a channel for students to express their innate problems.
  • To help and guide students in coping with anxieties, stress and other psychological problems.
  • To empower students.

The Context:

The Modern day is witnessing dynamic Socio-Economic changes, leading to changes in the family structures, roles, relationships and increasing materialistic goals and social pressures. These and many other changes have impacted the psychological states of the people in general and the youth in particular, leading to aggression, depression, withdrawal and many other problems.

It is therefore felt that Educational Institutions, which shape the children and youth, have an immense role to play in promoting student safety and wellness. Recognising this, the UGC too has made it mandatory for Higher Educational Institutions to establish a Student Counselling Centre.

It is with this objective, that RBVRR Women’s College has planned to establish the Psychological Counselling Centre ‘SAHITA’, in association with ‘Sahayam Counselling Centre’, Osmania University.

 

The Practice:

The centre has an advisory board comprising of psychologist, psychiatrist. Counsellors legal advisor etc. The advisory board provides the guidance and needed expertise in effective handling of students’ psychological problems.

The counselling services are provided by :

  • Professional Counsellor from Sahayam
  • Professional counselling by clinical psychologist in the college
  • By trained faculty members.

The counselling sessions are conducted once in a week and on need basis.

Students availed the services for issues ranging from anxiety, depression, low self confidence, domestic violence, sexual harassment and suicidal tendency.

Evidence of Success:

Students who availed the services expressed feeling of improvement and a sense of optimistic confidence. It helped them to improve their performance and develop greater sense of purpose in life.