January 07, 2020
Event: Workshop on “Evidence based Practices of working with children and Adolescents.”
Resource Person. Dr Sebastian Perumbilly
Date: 7th January 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, Block A
The session started with discussing the mental health issues in childhood and adolescence. The discussion then focussed upon how these issues can be worked on through the involvement of the family and other major community members. The resource person discussed the importance of Multi dimensional family therapy and the intensive home child and adolescent psychiatric services to create a more effective therapeutic service. He also explained the relevance of FIT circle in indentifying the risk factors for client issues. The significance of holistic approach was discussed as it is not only the client who is affected but also the family and there are numerous factors affecting the psychopathology. Certain risk and protective factors in adolescent mental health was explained and how they can be targeted in a therapeutic intervention was also highlighted. The participants were given an exercise wherein they were asked to think of a case from multiple factors affecting its perspective and use the fit model. The challenges in the Indian context related to the mental health services for children and adolescents were also discussed. Overall it was a great learning experience for the participants and helped in gaining insight into various domains related to mental health.