Department of Counseling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work in collaboration with Department of Allied Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University had organized the national conference. More than 500 students and delegates registered for the conference. Students from Madras University, Bharathiyar University, Avinashilingam University, Tamil Nadu Open University, Jodhpur University, Kerala University were participated. Also students from Chennai colleges such as Women’s Christian college, Ethiraj college for women, Justice Basheer Ahmed College for women, Presidency College, MGR Janaki college, St. Thomas college were participated. More than 100 papers were received for the scientific paper prestation. All the papers were scrutinized by the scientific committee and best 60 papers were presented in the conference.
Conference started with Inaugural function. Welcome address was given by Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, Convenor, Course Chairman, AHS, SRU. Theme of the conference was spelt out by Dr. R. Subhashini, Dean SF, MSSW. Key note address was delivered by Dr. V.D. Swaminathan, Prof., Dept. of Psychology, University of Madras. He addressed the necessity of Health, Happiness and Harmony in maintaining individual’s well-being. Presidential Address was given by Prof. Dr. Frederic P Bemak, George Mason University, USA. Mr. C.D. Jose and Mr. A Loyola felicitated the conference. Inaugural function came to an end with souvenir release by Dr. Frederic P Bemak.