Counselling Skills for Teachers

Present course is an introduction to the concept of counselling and essential counselling skills required by teachers along with their regular teaching. The course is designed in a manner that it inculcates self-awareness, improves teacher-student relationship and empowers teachers to address the academic, emotional and relationship concerns of the student well within professional boundaries. The course content is interwoven with theory and practice where each module interestingly slides through knowledge and skill practice.

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The talk is a part of the Open Education Design Workshop 2019 event filmed and produced by Videolectures.NET.


Poonam Sharma

Poonam Sharma is an Assistant Professor in Amity Institute of Behavioural & Allied Sciences (AIBAS), Amity University Mumbai and PhD in Psychology. She is a Mental Health Professional with specialization in Clinical Psychology, Child Psychopathology and Counselling. She has worked in various developmental and academic fields. Her research is in the field of health psychology and marginalised population. Dr. Sharma has contributed towards National AIDS Control Programme through training, research, assessment tools and modules. She has worked with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai as Capacity building and Research officer, in a counselors' capacity building program funded by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.


Nisha Singh

Dr Nisha Singh is a Deputy Director at the Inter University Consortium (IUC), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India. She is also working with Centre of Online Education, IGNOU.  She is associated with Digital initiatives of Government of India- SWAYAM and SWAYAMPRABHA through IGNOU. She is involved as resource person in professional development workshops and training programmes in Higher Education. Her area of expertise is OER, ICT tools, E-content development, Learning Management Systems.