Counselling is a process that aims to facilitate personal wellbeing of the students through support and guidance of trained counsellors, for a healthy mind and body.
With the intent to address and help resolve emotional and psychological issues of the student community of SMVITM, the college has initiated the “Counselling Cell” in the college premises with the help of a trained team of faculty members as Counsellors.
The Counselling Cell encourages the students to understand themselves and the issues that trouble them and guides them to resolve their problems. These problems can be personal, emotional, social, family, peer, academic, sexual, etc. This is done through individual or group counselling to help them with academic goals, social and personality development, career goals, enhancing listening skills, empathy and interpersonal skills to have healthy relationships and a healthy lifestyle.
The role of the Counsellor is to offer support through listening and responding in a confidential, non-judgemental and timely way, ensuring that the students become productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat students struggling with academic stress, anxiety, depression, social addictions and other problems they face.
The goal of Counselling is to facilitate positive behaviour changes, improving the student’s ability to establish and maintain relationships socially, promoting their decision-making process, helping the student to understand their own potential and cope effectively with the problems they face.
• To help the students in solving their personal, educational, social as well as psychological problems.
• To create awareness about issues and problems related to mental health of student
• To motivate faculty in counselling activities.
• Solve personal problems of student by conducting individual counselling session
• Boost self-esteem of weaker /physically challenged students.
• Diagnose the learning difficulties of students and help them to overcome the same.
• Help the students to overcome examination stress or fear.
• Conduct training program on counselling skills for faculty & staff.
• Conduct seminars for students on mental health and addiction issues.
• Refer the students to professional psychiatrics or counsellors in severe cases.
• Inform the parents about psychological misbehaviour of the student.