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JLPCC psycho-education commences

JLPCC psycho-education commences
Esther Jang along with parents and teachers at the psycho-education training programme on Monday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JAN 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/20/2020 11:49:08 AM IST

With the purpose of bringing awareness to parents and teachers about understanding psychology of children and adolescents, Joyous Life Professional Counselling Center (JLPCC) organized two-day psycho-education for teachers and parents training programme which commenced Monday, at Tourist Lodge Dimapur. 

Training programme was conducted by adjunct professor in Yonsei University, South Korea Professional Counselor, Esther Jang as lecturer. 

The short term training course commenced with two sessions on the topic “Attachment theory and parenting training” and “Developmental theory and understanding psychology of children and adolescents”. Esther Jang focused on British psychologist John Bowlby, who was the first attachment theorist, describing attachment as a “lasting psychologist connectedness between human beings”. She stressed on understanding attachments, stages of attachments, factors that influence attachments, patterns of attachments, attachment theory, Dr. Sears 7 B’s of attachments etc. 

In the second session, Esther Jang highlighted on parent effectiveness training (PET), its 15 principles, parental role, psychodynamic theory, behaviourism theory, social and cognitive theory etc. 

JLPCC director Vivi Zhimomi in her introductory speech shared her experience as a counselor dealing with clients of various age groups. She said this made her realise that right parenting and safe environment at home and in school play a key role in the mental development and overall growth of every child and adult. She asserted that the root cause for all major mental issues especially with the youths and adults started at home and also in schools. She therefore said that the duty of the parents and teachers was to shape the future generation and to guide their children in the right direction through proper channel. Trainees of the programme included parents, teachers and church members. 

The training will culminate on January 21, wherein the lecturer will focus on the topic “Children and adolescents abnormal psychology” and “Psychological assessment for children and adolescents”. 


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