Abstract or Introduction
This research paper is aimed at studying the essential aspects of counselling programs and analysing their needs from an Indian perspective specifically. The paper uses secondary data wherever required to accomplish the objectives. Counselling can basically be defined as an individualized process for helping the person in future adjustments, taking care of mental health, better planning, self-clarification and self-determination etc.
The procedure of counselling has been described as per its implications in various fields such as medical, educational, vocational etc. Our key focus has been on educational counselling. From an educational perspective, the procedure of counselling involves the stages of Readiness, Counter Will, Case History, Rapport, Transference and Resistance. In India, educational counselling programs are very much needed in order to resolve the conflicts of the students related to examination, career, mental health issues, and proper advisory in growth age, especially adolescent age because the level of awareness is low in India. Further counselling also helps in better decision-making, developing life skills, better time management, and finding out his/her inner potential. But while analyzing the state of counselling programs, we found that there is a huge lack of a number of counsellors in India.
In the draft of NPE 2019, there is a mention of at least one counsellor per school complex. There is a lack of national-level licensing bodies for counsellors. Further, the training programs do not serve their practical purposes. Thus, the training remains insufficient. Private and public higher education institutions need to restructure the curriculum of their respective diploma courses and postgraduate programs related to educational guidance and counselling. A positive attitude towards this profession is also much needed. If these and some other intensive issues are well addressed, only then counselling programs will be able to serve their complete purpose.
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- Anand Prakash Sharma (Author)Lovish Raheja (Author), 2020, Essential Aspects of Counselling Programs and Their Need in Educational Institutions with Special Reference to India, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1263309