The inaugural of the academic forum of the Department of Counselling Psychology happened on 11th August 2017. It was presided over by two esteemed Chief guests Dr.Sathianathan, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry and Dr.SumathiChandrasekaran, Counselling Psychologist in the presence of the respected principal Dr.Raja Samuel, Dean Dr.Subashini, Head of the Department Dr.Y.Vyjayanthimala and faculties.
The Ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp.The Presidential address was delivered by our principal Dr.Raja Samuel and the Special address by dean Dr.Subashini respectively.
Our Chief guest Dr.R.Sathianathan enlightened us on social isolation, its effects on the elderly population and the need to empathise. He brought across sighted examples from his own clientele and every day articles from newspapers.He gave us a wakeup call on the dwindling respect given to the elderly.
Dr.SumathiChandrasekaran, quoted the pioneer in individual psychology, wherein she mentions individualism is indivisible. She emphasized human beings having same likes and dislikes, need not necessarily be socially connected.She also stated that the minute men and women step into marriage institution they start looking for certainty and predicament outside, rather than inside which is a warning sign for personal and communal harmony.
The Head of the department Dr.Y.Vyjayanthimala introduced the various office-bearersof the academic forum. The principal and the dean presented the forum members with their batches. The faculty coordinator of the forum Ms.Fahima, read the oath as the student elect members repeated after her at which point they were inducted on to their positions.