Dr. Aroline K Tom is a highly skilled and competent Psychologist, who is also an author, inspiring trainer and prolific speaker. She has completed her M.Sc. in Psychology from Calicut University as University Topper and PhD in Psychology with specialization in Counselling from Christ University, Bangalore. She is a member of American Psychological Association (APA) and a certified professional supervisor from Australian Counselling Association (ACA) . She provides extensive counselling training for counsellors in various fields across Kerala. She has Certifications on Existential Well-being Counselling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach from KU LEUVEN University Belgium, Research Methods from University of London and Research Ethics Online Training from The Global Health Training Centre. She is a resource person for UGC Academic Staff College - University of Kerala, Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Trivandrum Social Service Society, National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), Child Development Centre (CDC) Trivandrum and Department of Collegiate Education. She has worked as a lecturer at Department of Counselling Psychology, Loyola College of Social Sciences Trivandrum. She started her career as a behavior therapist among children. She is a consultant to many government projects related to counselling and also a member of curriculum preparation panel as well as Training of Trainers team of Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala. She regularly delivers various talks related to adolescents, parenting and stress management on All India Radio. She is the author of three books related to Self-Development, Adolescence and Family Well-being and has published articles in peer reviewed journals and children’s magazines. She has presented scientific papers on Counselling, Positive Psychology, Gender and Parenting in various National and International Conferences.
Dr. Susha Janardanan is a gifted counsellor, exceptional trainer and a dedicated counsellor educator for more than three decades. She led a team of academicians in the inception and development of Department of Counselling Psychology, Loyola College of Social Sciences Trivandrum, which is the only one of its kind in Kerala. She was one of the first counsellors appointed at the Family Counselling Centres in Kerala under the Central Social Welfare Board in 1986. She has passionately conceived, initiated and co-ordinated a student counselling centre inside the campus of Loyola College. She is the faculty member of Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Counselling under University of Kerala as well as IGNOU conducted by many institutes. She has had long associations with various Government Departments as a consultant in planning, developing and conducting various training programmes for teachers and counsellors. Pursuant to a Masters Degree in Social Work, she got her PhD in School Counselling. She is a certified professional supervisor endorsed by an Australian Counselling Association recognized training. She had extensively contributed her expertise in the initial training programme for the first batch of school counsellors in Kerala and still continues her support in this field. She is a resource person for Child Development Centre (CDC) Medical College Trivandrum, National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Department of Collegiate Education, UGC Academic Staff College University of Kerala. She is a member of the curriculum preparation panel and Training of Trainers team of Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala. She extends her support as an external expert to many institutions and organisations including Trivandrum Social Service Society. She has presented scientific papers and published research articles related to Counselling and Adolescence in peer reviewed journals. She is deeply passionate about conducting parental awareness programs for diverse groups of parents with a focus on spreading the happiness of positive parenting. She untiringly advocates for the credentialing of counselling professionals in India.
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