Micro Skills of Counselling and Therapy Course

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Micro Skills of Counselling and Therapy

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Micro Skills of Counselling and Therapy course by Ummeed

An experiential, capacity building endeavor to empower, psychology students, allied professionals, educators with Micro Skills of Counselling and Therapy course which helps educators and professionals who are dealing with children and adolescents to handle the whole spectrum of behavioural issues – from aggression to addiction and abuse.
The hands on training, with role play and case study discussions is especially designed to enable participants with a better understanding of adolescent needs, developmental stages & emotional turmoil, so that they can provide better support to youth in their care for social and emotional well being.

The course focuses on real life case studies from repertoire of 21 years of work and experience of Salony Priya, Founder of Ummeed.

Educators dealing with children and adolescent, who are keen to extend their support to students beyond academics. Understanding various social and emotional determinants that affect classroom behaviour and academic performance of the child, dealing with the same so as to provide holistic interventions to students in their care:

  • Students of Psychology - those who have completed a bachelors/masters diploma/degree in psychology, which is more theoretically inclined, this course is designed to give you thorough exposure to practical counselling skills with a gamut of social and emotional issues that are affecting children and adolescents today.
  • School Counselors - Dealing with students' issues on a daily basis, enhance your skills to provide better whole school counselling support through individual and group interventions.
  • Social Workers - Counselling is not limited to mainstream schools. Children from marginalized sections of society are faced with pertinent traumas and challenges. This course will enable you to re-integrate them into society with adequate skills.
  • Parents - If you are a concerned parent, dealing with the myriad of issues that your child/teen is facing in the millenial world, the course will enable you to understand them and their context better, which further enables you to modify your parenting style.


A brief overview of the Training, which is spread over 10 months is as follows:

  • Understanding Counselling –Strength based Counselling, myths and facts of Counselling.
  • Milestones in Social and Emotional Development from childhood to Adulthood years.
  • Understanding Psychological Needs and Maslows need hierarchy ualities of Counsellor.
  • Basic skills of a counsellor-
    • Attending skills
    • Paraphrasing skills
    • Summarizing skills
    • Probing skills
    • Responding and mirroring by counsellors
    • Reflection of feelings
    • SOLER posture of counselling
  • Stages in counselling process
  • Lifeskills for social and emotional wellbeing of youth
  • Spectrum of aggressive behaviours, with special focus on bullying prevention
  • Addiction to substance, social media, internet and gadgets as a coping mechanism
  • Self harm tendency in youth - protective factors for suicide prevention
  • Counselling parents- strategies and skill sets
    CBT - Therapy insight
    Handling anxiety, fear and stress

UNIQUE FEATURES of this course:

  • Counselling tool box covers a wide range of handouts/checklists/worksheets to be used with students as part of strength based interventions.
  • Case studies - real cases of youth and children discussed to give you a detailed insight into.
  • Video demonstrations and real counselling demonstrations with experts.
  • Demonstration of counselling skills and Practice through role plays.
  • Supervision and case documentation protocols taught in great detail to practice independently.
  • One to one counselling session with each participant with Ummeed counsellor.
  • Certificate on completion of the course, which entails practice assignments and a final assessment.

Participants would be given individual exposure and would participate in group activities to have first hand experience of counseling process and develop insight into the skills required to use counseling with students.


Short revision tests during the course to help them to learn, followed by case study submission that will be graded. They will all at the end of course give a written assessment, practical skill demonstration examination, and a viva to earn their certificate.


75% attendance is compulsory for the certification.


Each participants would get following materials :

  • 175 page basic counselling skills workbook
  • Collection of self assessment tools
  • Several powerpoints and videos as resource for counseling room
  • List of websites and books for counsellors resource rooms in schools


  • 100 hours spread over 8 months from commencement of course.
  • Three to four class in a month.
  • Once the batch is formed convenient timings are mutually decided for each session. Some sessions are full day sessions and some would be 4 hour sessions.


Course Fee: Rs. 21,000/- plus 18% GST (total 24,780/-) as statutory, to be paid in three installments. In case of any revision of tax, the revised would be applicable to the course fee. All participants will be getting payment receipts on each payment. No refund to be done after first installment paid and course materials taken.

At the time of Registration, payment of 1st installment to be made Rs. 6000 plus GST 18% , i.e. Rs. 7080/- (part of total course fees)


Last seven years Ummeed has offered a certificate training course, designed by our founder director Salony Priya, that makes a teacher learn to handle aggression, abuse, addiction and adolescent self harm, more than 700 teachers from schools like:

  • Frank Anthony School
  • South Point School
  • Admas International
  • Gems Akademia
  • The Heritage
  • Contai public School
  • Mount Litera Zee
  • Lions International School
  • Calcutta International in Calcutta Beyond Calcutta this training has benefited educators from DPS Varanasi
  • Sunbeam group of School (18 schools 300 teachers trained all over UP)
  • Birla Education Trust
  • Birla Public School
  • Holy Cross Agartala
  • Carmel in Rourkela
  • St Paul's School, Rourkela
  • Desouza's School, Rourkela
  • Nirmala English School, Rajgangpur

  • Sri Aurobindo's Rourkela School
  • St John Mary Vianney School, Kutra
  • Pragati Public School, Rourkela
  • St Joseph's Convent School, Rourkela
  • Sacred Heart School, Darjeeling
  • Little Flower School
  • Jamshedpur Public School AIWC
  • JH Tarapore School
  • RMS High School
  • Kerala Public School
  • Jusco School Kadma
  • Baridih High School
  • De Paul’s School, Brehmapur
  • Leblond School Siliguri
  • Good Shepherd Convent, Shahdol
  • Carmel Amlai, MP
  • Tarasadan Senior School, Ashoknagar, MP

We wish to inform you that the batch has a capacity for 15-20 participants so kindly register at the earliest. Enrollment will be provided on a first come first serve basis.


Ms. Salony Priya would be the main course Director, along with Senior Counsellors and consultants who would add value to the course. She is a practicing psychotherapist, with more than 21 years of intense experience in counselling and training. She is a practicing psychologist, a pioneer in the field of counselling psychology systems introduced with positive psychology aspect in educational institutions and social organisation. She in last 21 years has advocated Enabling, empowering and energizing people, communities, families and organisations. Hence Umeed foundation focuses on Capacity building of care givers in NGOs, mental health awareness and positive living campaigns to enhance community health.

Salony Maam is the life member of community health psychology, All India Health Psychology, and Christian Vellore. She is also the founder Director of Ummeed India which reaches out over 1500 institutions across 18 states in India, also reached and made a mark beyond India. For the last 9 years Ummeed India creating strength based preventive approach to counseling through holistic positive psychology interventions with many individuals, educational institutions, corporate establishments and social organizations.

Brief profile of resource persons who would assist Salony Priya:

Ms. Anasuya Dasgupta Consultant - She is a post graduate in Psychology from Delhi University with a diploma in Training & Development (ISTD, Delhi) and in counselling. She was also a BS Trainer in State Bank-Training College. She has wide experience in employee counselling, personal counselling as well as module based corporate training. She has worked as a Counsellor – trainer in various places in India and abroad (Oman).

Dr. Sarbani Laha Samanta Ph.D in clinical Psychology from University of Calcutta. Associated with Ummeed since 2013. Currently she is a senior counselor and life skill trainer. Visiting counselor at Hariyana Vidya Mandir. Being a senior counselor, Sarbani’s in house sessions on NLP, Projective techniques, CBT, psychotherapy, Brain Gym have been an immense source of insight.

Ms. Nikita Jalan - having completed her M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, West Bengal University of Health Sciences (Institute of Psychiatry (2015), Nikita is a clinical psychologist who specializes in psychometric assessments, psychodiagnosis, behaviour modification, cognitive behaviour therapy. She has worked with both adults and children of varying ages and cultural backgrounds, presenting with a diverse range of concerns and conditions. This includes working with children who were displaying behavioural difficulties. Her recent work with the school children and other hospitals has also included interventions such as counselling, and hypnotherapy. Nikita has been associated with organizations such as Dakshini Prayash (School for underprivileged children), Medica Superspecialty Hospital Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, Mental Health Foundation, April 2013, St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore, October 2012 - March 2013.

Ms. Aparna Bhattacharjee (Senior Counsellor and Special Educator) - Ms Bhattacharjee is a visiting counsellor at Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata and facilitated training workshops at Father Leblond School, Siliguri, Hindi Balika Vidyalaya, Siliguri, De Paul School, Orissa and Ummeed Counselling and Consulting services. She has pursued Counselling psychology with an aim to build an effective and positive environment.

Ms. Pinki Banerjee (Counsellor, Play Therapist and Life Skills Trainer) - Ms Banerjee is a visiting counsellor at Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir and Julien Day, Howrah. She has worked with schools such as St. Mary's Orphanage and Mount Litera Zee School. She is a trained play therapist and works with hildren under 1- years age to identify their social and emotional skills though projective techniques. Pinki completed her Psychiatric Counselling course from Indian Psycho Analytical Society and has 7 years experience in working as a psychiatric counsellor at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Research Institute and Mood Society.

Some feedback as shared by participants who have completed the basic counseling skills course at Ummeed:

“This course has been an eye opener and also a journey of self discovery. I have gained from the insights and perspectives regarding various issues and problems concerning children of varying age groups. I believe that it will help me to deal with various adolescent problems in a more sensitive and empathetic manner.”


“The purpose of taking the course is to solve personal problems and to build good interpersonal relationships with the students.”


“Counselling creates a connectivity between people where the distance is bridged by communicating, thereby helping to solve the problems arising in life with patience and compassion.”


“We are highly indebted to you for making us competent to be sensitive towards the needs and emotions of children and also empowering us to propose suitable and timely interventions, thus ensuring a positive and enduring change in their personalities.”


“The sessions are great till date 6.6.2015. have gained confidence in various fields. Emotions and feelings are being made to understand in a very positive and practical manner. I personally will like to experience a few more practical counseling case studies as done today. Thank you and god bless.”


For Registration/ queries, please refer to our following contact information:

Email: info@umeedindia.net

Mobile: +91 8777 871110

Abira Naskar, Office executive Ummeed

Email: abira@umeedindia.net

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Divine Bliss, 2/3, Judges Court Road,
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