Keerat Aujla, IInd year student of BA Psychology (Honours) joins as an intern at Manthan Psychiatric Clinic. Manthan is a modern-age center dedicated to complete mind-body-soul healing and provides Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy sessions for adult & children for various psychiatric conditions. Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap in a number of ways. Counselling, in specific situations, is offered as part of the psychotherapy process; whereas a counselor may work with clients in a psychotherapeutic manner. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behavior patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties. Hypnotherapy is a technique that uses the hypnotic state, which enables changes in perception and memory, a major increase in response to suggestion, and the potential for controlling many physiologic functions that are usually involuntary. Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance.
Keeratâ€™s internship period will be of two months (June-August, 2016). She will be working under the supervision of Dr. Vani Jain. As an intern, she will have the opportunity of taking case history of the patients to understand the psychological disorders, diagnosis of the disorders and what all triggers the onset of such disorders. Knowledge regarding use of various psychological tests are also being taught. She will also have a chance to understand the application of various techniques like hypnosis, relaxation therapies like Progressive Muscle Relaxation( PMR ) and therapies to change the thought process, like Visual Squash etc.
Keerat is an intelligent and enthusiastic student. This opportunity will give her edge as a budding counsellor and therapist beyond her college curriculum.