Counselling Psychology is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. The specialty pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organisational concern
The practice of Counselling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives. With its attention to both to normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders, the specialisation holds a unique perspective in the broader practice-based areas of psychology.
Currently, psychology isn’t a very popular career choice in India, resulting in the lack of a large number of Psychologists in the country. This challenge has been created as an initial overview of the general practice of a counselling psychologist.
Coming to the menternship,
Your task is to identify a person in your immediate environment/extended circle, who is in need. By need, it can be a person struggling to make a career decision, it can be one who is struggling with his/her relationship with their parents or it can also be someone struggling with loneliness. Once you find this person:
- Understand their problem completely.
- Suggest solutions to them on the basis of your analysis & research.
- Get to know that person better.