The Department of Clinical Psychology under the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences at SGT University & Hospital organized an orientation program for the First Batch of M.Phil Clinical Psychology being approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) on the 25th September 2017. The program was held at T.V Studio, III Floor in the B –Block of the University from 11.00 AM till 3.00 PM.
Dr Naveen Grover, an experienced clinical psychologist, trained at NIMHANS Bangalore, presently affiliated with the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi was the “Distinguished Guest”. He traced the growth of Clinical Psychology in India and highlighted the current shift in the training of clinical psychology from Indian Guru-Chela paradigm to Equity paradigm of the West. He also conducted a post-lunch workshop on suicide and its prevention. Prof. T.D. Dogra, Director IQAC at SGTU and an ex-Director of AIIMS, New Delhi was the “Guest of Honour”. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty and stressed the importance of quality teaching and training.
Subsequent to the Lamp Lightening Ceremony, Prof. Waheeda Khan, Dean Faculty of Behavioural Sciences welcomed the guest and appreciated the Management for their unconditional support for starting the program. Dr Mustafa Nadeem Kirmani, Head of the Program, introduced the Guest to the audience and about the M.Phil program. He highlighted the growing need of trained clinical psychologists in the country and his vision of raising the quality of M.Phil training at SGT University at par with NIMHANS, Bangalore. Prof. Rajbir Singh concluded the session with the assertion that Clinical Psychologists should be made themselves available to the downtrodden and marginalized population along with other sections of the society. The program was attended by dean faculty of education, students and faculty members of the department and was very well coordinated by Ms Sayma Jameel, assistant professor and clinical psychologist in the department.