LIFE SKILL TESTING PROGRAM
A seven day life skill testing program was organized in GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, by the Aesthesia club of Psychology Department from 23rd Sep, 2022 – 30th Sept, 2022. Under the able guidance of our worthy Principal Dr. Ajay Sharma, this activity was coordinated by Dr. Tarundeep and Dr. Minakshi Rana. A total of 287 students participated in this program. This program included self-report tests which were administered by the 2nd year students of Psychology Department on the registered students of the college.
The students were tested on variables like Personality, Self-esteem, Self-efficacy, Well-being and anger. These tests were administered to provide a greater insight to the students and to help them discover a path leading to a more satisfying and effective life.
After testing, individual reports were also shared with the registered students so that they could strengthen their life skills. This activity also helped the Psychology students in improving their testing skills, scoring and analysis of results and finally they learned how to prepare psychological reports. The final year students of the department also actively participated in the counselling process in the end of the testing programme which was held on 30th September, 2022.
It was an enriching experience for all the students as it provided them with a practical experience of psychological testing, report writing and counselling.
SEMINAR ON “FIRST AID KIT OF MENTAL HEALTH” ORGANISED BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, GGDSD COLLEGE SECTOR 32 CHD
A seminar on the topic “First Aid Kit of Mental Health” was organized at GGDSD College by the psychology club Aesthesia on 1st October, 2022. Dr Ruby Ahuja consultant psychologist and a certified CBT trainer was the keynote speaker for the event.
The seminar kick-started with an elaborate introduction of mental health disorders. She planted the seed to break the stigma revolving around assistance for psychological well-being. The session was relatable and engrossed the students. She enlightened the students by providing information on various disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD and many more. Dr Ahuja braced the students with qualities of a good therapist and specifically differentiated between a counsellor and a certified therapist. As many as 221 students benefited from this seminar.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY CELEBERATED BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT GGDSD COLLEGE SECTOR 32 CHD
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day-10th October,2022, four events were organised by Aesthesia – The Psychology Club – Slogan Writing, Poster Making, Collage Making and Flashmob.
The event commenced with three competitions on the open stage with a total of 70 enthusiastic participants expressing their creativity through the medium of slogans and artwork. During the afternoon, the Principal, Dr Ajay Sharma along with the other guests, Dr Madhu Sharma and Dr Ruchi Sharma, graced the celebrations with their presence and they were facilitated by the Head of the Department, Dr Tarundeep Kaur. The Principal also enlightened the students by sharing his optimistic words on the occasion.
The highlight of the day was the flashmob in which 50 students gave an exuberant dance performance outside the main auditorium. They attracted a huge crowd of students and teachers alike and left the audience spellbound. At the end of the performance, the guests released balloons as a symbol of spreading positivity.
The event was concluded by awarding prizes to the winners of Poster Making, Collage Making and Slogan Writing.
SEMINAR ON “DESIRABLE LIFE SKILLS TOWARDS ENTERING A CAREER” ORGANISED BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, GGDSD COLLEGE SECTOR 32 CHD
Department of Psychology organized a seminar on “Desirable Life Skills towards entering a career” on 27th February,2023. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ravneet Chawla, Associate professor (HDFR), Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh. The seminar started with an important view of “keeping sane in everything we do” and proceeded with the discussion about work life family balance. She enlightened the students regarding the different skills such as good communication skills, leadership, emotional intelligence, analytical to become a leader. She planted the seed of being assertive and a good decision maker in one’s life.
More than 202 students benefitted from this seminar and the auditorium was filled with student enthusiasm and at the end query session was being dealt by the speaker. As the seminar concluded, the Principal applauded the faculty members and students for being interactive during the seminar.
EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO HIMACHAL HOSPITAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, BOILEAUGANJ SHIMLA (24th to 26th MARCH 2023)
23 students of Psychology Department visited this state level hospital catering to the mental health needs of the people of the state. This hospital has 62 patient bed facility including 50 psychiatric and 12 rehabilitation beds with 4 clinical psychologists and 4 psychiatrists to give finest patient care and bring positive outcomes in the treatment programs and it functions under Mental Health Care Act, 2018.
The purpose of the visit was to sensitize the students of psychology department regarding the special mental health care needs and to gain practical understanding of topics such as de addiction, counselling, awareness and upcoming rehabilitation programs. The students were accompanied by 3 faculty members – Mr. Vibhu Gupta, Ms. Pooja Thakur and Ms. Pratima Sharma.