Internship Opportunities and Advance Professional Course

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  • Internship supervision

    will be provided through webinars and online applications, contact supervision sessions will be provided to the internship participants who are based on Kolkata.

  • Course Hours

    We will offer 30 to 160 hours internship programmes to the students who have or are currently pursuing B.A./B.Sc/M.A./M.Sc. in psychology.

  • Course Materials

    Internship includes sessions on various need based topics, case study discussion and exposure to a research work.

Content of the Internship Course

  • Positive psychology spectrum
  • Assertive Communication
  • Scope and overview of counselling and therapy in India
  • School counselling model
  • Tenets required to be a successful therapist
  • Importance of self awareness as a mental health professionals
  • Life skill development WHO model
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Introduction to play therapy
  • Basic tenets of Neuro Linguistic Programme
  • Understanding Anger and dealing with anger issues
  • Understanding emotional needs
  • Child development
  • Peace psychology
  • Adolescent behaviour management

Resource Persons

Ms. Salony Priya – (Founder Director) – Director Ummeed, Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Life Skill Trainer, would be the main course Director, along with Senior Counsellors and consultants who would add value to the course. 24 years of professional work in the field of Mental Health Advocacy Coaching, Training, Empowerment, & Life skill Development With Corporates, educational institutions & Social organizations Based in Alipore Calcutta.

  • Ms. Nikita Jalan (M.Phil in Clinical Psychology)

    Ms. Jalan is has been attached with a number of well known organizations such as Dakshini Prayash (School for underprivileged children), Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata. She specializes in behavioral management of children with various difficulties such as defiance, conduct disorder, anxiety and depression. Implemented token system for group behavioral management and motivation of middle school students. She is also instrumental in performing psychometric testing and interviews to determine mental status of clients. Worked with other doctors and family members to devise the most appropriate management plan for each client. She has also attained a post graduate diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy to aid her intervention processes.

  • Dr. Sarbani Laha Samanta
    (Ph.D in Clinical Psychology)

    Consulting psychologist & Therapist, 10 years experience in training counsellors PG students, in CBT, NLP, projective techniques, psychotherapy and Brain Gym




  • Ms. Pinki Banerjee (Counsellor, Play Therapist and Life Skills Trainer)

    Psychiatric counselling from Psychoanalytical society, alumina of Calcutta University, certified play therapist, senior counsellor and life skill trainer with 8 years experience in school counselling with more than 20 institutions. Specializes in need based interventions for adolescents

Interested persons for more details and understanding please feel free to contact us:
Trina Guha Thakurta, Internship Coordinator, Ummeed trina@umeedindia.net Phone: +8017124604

For all administrative support –
Email: info@umeedindia.net Abira Naskar, Office Executive - Ummeed Email: abira@umeedindia.net Phone: +91 98305 58900


Ummeed benefitting students of the following Institutions in India and Abroad:

LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE
GOKHALE MEMORIAL GIRLS COLLEGE, KOLKATA MOUNT CARMEL, BANGALORE
TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES J.D. BIRLA (HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPT.), KOLKATA
IGNOU RAJABAZAR SCIENCE COLLEGE, C.U.
AMITY UNIVERSITY, NOIDA AMITY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA
JAI HIND COLLEGE, MUMBAI LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, NEW DELHI
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES ST. STEPHEN'S COLLEGE, DELHI
MANIPAL UNIVERSITY AMITY UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JOHNS HOPKINS
BELOIT COLLEGE BATH UNIVERSITY
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY  


30 Postgraduate students from TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai completed a Clinical psychological internship, with UMMEED in the months of May and June.
They get exposure on Protocols of behaviour Therapy, Case history taking, Mental Health Status examination guidelines and demonstration, Skill sets required for Trauma counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques with case study analysis, case discussion of adult on depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc.
Sessions are very focused on detailed case discussion and therapeutic framework along with assignments for application of the skills.
UMMEED enables and empowers young mental health professionals.


Ummeed conducted several batches of internship for clinical psychology and education students, in its endeavour to provide opportunities for skill building of mental health professionals. The extensive internships aims to create more acceptance of counselling as a strength based preventive medium for individuals communities and society at large.
Group of professionals from IGNOU, students from Utkal University, Odisha, Christ University, Bangalore, Kashi Vidyapeeth, Flame University, Pune, Dibrugarh University, Assam, Hyderabad University, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore MP, completed their internship with Ummeed in March to May 2021.

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Advance Professional Course for School Counsellors

Working with children and adolescents, educational institutions and NGOs have become our natural partners, to guide youth with positive psychology interventions and now Ummeed has workable systems as counsellor’s ready tool kit. Mrs. Salony Priya, Founder Director of Ummeed, has over 20 years of experience in the field of school consultancy, counselling, and working with school management, Heads of schools, Educators, parents and students to create educational institutions as change agents in society.

In our 7 years of journey, Ummeed has positively impacted over 1500 educational setups nationwide, empowering over 25000 educators and reaching out to more than 31000 students through individual and group counselling.

With this as our background we offer a specially designed professional skill building capsule to enhance skills and provide on job exposure. This intensive programme, conducted by a team of senior consultants and experienced counsellors at Ummeed would be highly effective for Social Workers in NGOS, & Shelter homes, School counsellors, and people with degree in counselling & Psychology, who wish to work as a school/NGO counsellor & gradually be an independent counselling professional.

Course Details

Course Content:
The training focuses on the following areas with greater emphasis on practical skills required in real life work setting –


  • Understanding the need for counselling in educational institutions
  • Understanding Role of Guidance Counsellor with all ethics, legalities, boundaries and scaffolding support
  • FEAR, ANXIETY, LOW SELF ESTEEM, CONCENTRATION - Specific protocols for handling these concerns in various age groups
  • ADHD, IQ,ASD, SLD, etc assessments for school going children
  • Counselor’s toolbox – Develop your own kit to make counselling more meaningful and structured for students
  • Group Life skills counselling sessions with students as per age addressing common issues as -
    Verbal abuse, Cheating, bullying, aggression, lying, attraction with opposite gender, infatuations, social media addiction, gaming, substance abuse, sexting, self harm etc
  • Identifying cases for individual counselling – understanding the referral system/ intake sheets, case study, collective reporting
    Documentation of all cases – Compiling monthly reports for counselling interventions to help the school understand the progress of each child referred for counselling
  • Counselling Parents - strategies and skill sets
  • Behaviour Therapies:
    + A brief history
    + Learning – Definition, theories
    + Basic Principle: Social cognitive learning theories (Bandura), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Relaxation Training

Counselling Collaborative Way

Developing Skills for liaison with Head of School, Coordinators, special educators, class teacher, and Parents to ensure holistic interventions for students.

Course Duration

50 hours skill based experiential learning programme spread over 3 months


  • 20 hours of practical training in reporting, documentation and supervision sessions with senior counsellors & psychologist.
  • 20 hours of self learning, assignments and session intakes.
  • A School & NGO Visit
  • Flexible timings for supervision sessions to ensure that each participant can accommodate the same, being a working professional

Methods Used

  • Case Studies - real cases of youth and children in schools discussed with video, demonstrations etc
  • Demonstration of counselling skills and Practice through Role plays
  • Supervision and Case discussion allowing you to practice interventions
  • School visit
  • Attending a real session at school with Salony Ma’am/Ummeed Counsellor
  • Training Resources - handouts, checklists, formats, and some pertinent videos developed and compiled by Ummeed for a more comprehensive learning.
  • Training Aids - All sessions will include power-point presentations, some videos, checklists and role plays.

Resource Persons

Ms. Salony Priya – Psychotherapist, Trainer, Founder Director Ummeed would be the course Director, along with Senior Counsellors and consultants who would be the supervisors and coordinators for smooth delivery of the course.

  • Course Supervisors

    Ms. Nikita Jalan
    Ms. Sarbani Laha Samanta
    Ms. Pinki Banerjee

  • Course Coordinator

    Ms. Trina Guha Thakurta

  • Course Fee

    For further query contact us at info@umeedindia.net

Certification

Each participant will receive a certificate after completing the entire training, based on your skills developed as an effective counsellor.


  • A set of counselling tools, observation sheets and referral kit
  • A set of power-point presentations to be used
  • A letter from the Founder Director of Ummeed certifying your skills as seen during course

Contact Us

Interested persons for more details and understanding please feel free to contact us:

Ms. Trina Guha Thakurta
Phone: +91 80171 24604


For all administrative support –
Email: info@umeedindia.net
Abira Naskar, Office Executive - Ummeed
Email: abira@umeedindia.net
Phone: +91 98305 58900

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