On 22.7.2016, the inaugural function of PsyMHA association was held at STC. The function started with the invocation of the Almighty followed by lighting of lamp by Chairman Mr.K.Venkkatesh and Chief Guest Antony KC Project Manager, Nazareth Care & Support Centre, Palakkad and the President of PshMHA Association Hashir Ahammed and Secretary Ms.Showmiya.
The welcome address was given by Dr.Janetius, Director Center for Counseling and Guidance. He highlighted the syllabus framework of psychology and the unique practices followed in psychology dept.@ STC like the talent based futuristic learning model
The Association report was presented by the Secretary of our association Ms.Showmiya and it was duly endorsed by the Chairman, Chief guest, the Director and HOD.
The Presidential address was given by our honourable Chairperson Mr..S.Venkkatesh and hes emphasized on the uniqueness of psychology and the need to have more outreach programmes than guest lectures for the students and the need to make the students as budding psychologists by making them practice proper counselling.
The Chief Guest Mr. K C Antony has given a presentation on the topic – Role of psychologists in managing people with HIV AIDS. His talk focussed on the meaning of HIV AIDS, the modes of transmission of HIV, Major problems of the HIV infected ones and it included the stigma , discrimination, physical, mental and economic problems. He also added on the ways by which HIV cannot spread like saliva, sweat, mosquitos etc..
He continued to emphasize on role of psychologists in individual counselling followed by family and community counselling. He spoke on vital principles to be followed by psychologists like confidentiality and acceptance while dealing with the HIV infected people. Also he called for organizing peer group gatherings. Motivational sessions and individual education to the society on dealing with HIV affected people
He also highlighted the relevance and scope of psychologists by explaining the kind of mental support given by the psychologists to the dissatisfied and depressed patients.
He concluded his speech by saying – discriminating people with HIV AIDS is a SOCIAL CRIME.
Then, the prize were given to the top scorers of second year and third year.. Students gave cultural to mark the inauguration of PsyNHA association. The inaugural function came to an end with Vote of Thanks from the department HOD AshwanthKanna V.
STC Chairman Mr.S.Venkkatesh presenting a Memento to the Chief guest Mr.Antony KC
Dr.Janetius, Director Center for Counseling and Guidance STC delivering his speech
Chief Guest Mr.Antony KC Project Manager, Nazareth Care & Support Centre, Palakkad
STC Psychology department HOD Mr.Ashwanth Kanna V.