THE SALESIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, SOUTH ASIA
Salesian Psychological Association (SPA), South Asia is a non-profit group functioning under the auspices of the Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA), consisting of members of the Salesian family trained in the psychological sciences, committed to deepening their professional knowledge and skills, and to offering psychological services and training, especially for those in the helping professions.
To update quality of members’ training and services
To promote mental health and psychological wellbeing of individuals and groups
To prepare a cadre of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals
To assist in Formation Process, particularly Salesian
To promote research
Have periodic updating programmes for members and other professionals
Promote mental health
a) Organize programmes and activities to enhance psychological well being of distressed persons, especially among youth and helping professionals.
b) Publish mental health related materials
c) Prepare mental health curriculum for different age group
Organize Counselling training and personal growth and transformation programmes for:
c) Helping professionals
d) Personnel in training institutions
e) Youth and community leaders
g) NGO leaders, particularly those working with disadvantaged and marginalized people.
h) Anyone in need
Training and formation.
a) Help evaluate educational and training process in regard to emotional growth and development
b) Provide counselling and therapy
c) Provide assessment facilities
Research in particularly in relation to:
a) religious life and training
b) counselling interventions with subalterns and marginalized people
c) existing treatment and training facilities and resource persons
d) promotion of indigenous studies in psychology and development of psychological services suited to the Indian situation
President: Jose Parappully, SDB INN)
Secretary: Ajoy Fernandes SDB (INB)
Executive member: Bosco Ponthokkkan SDB (INK)
Salesian Guidance and Counselling Services
Salesians of Don Bosco run a number of guidance and counselling centres managed by members of the SPA providing a variety of providing a variety of psychological services directed primarily to children and youth such as:
psychological, psychoeducational and sensory-motor- integration assessments
interventions such as sensory-integration therapy, remedial education, developmental and career guidance
personal counselling, and group therapy
training programmes for counsellors, remedial educators, and teachers
health & wellness, and psycho-spiritual integration programmes promoting integral human development
publications related to psychological matters.