Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fr. Joe organises a tele- training with Jungian Dr. Ashok Bedi, Milwaukee, for kripa India

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Kripa staff undergo Jungian training for better skills

Kripa Foundation, on September 18, 2012, achieved a landmark when several of its centers spread across India participated on the online Jungian Clinical Training Program by video-conferencing, conducted by Dr Ashok Bedi, a Jungian psychoanalyst from Milwaukee, US. The event was organized by the Mumbai Jung Center, a division of the CG Jung Institute of Chicago.

The Reverend Father Joseph H. Pereira, Founder of Kripa, participated in the online ‘Very Basic Jung Volume-3’ training from Canada, despite his busy schedule, signifying his commitment to the welfare of all clients undergoing rehabilitation for substance addiction at the various Kripa centers. Participants included Dr Snehal Mehta, Medical Director (Psychiatry) at Kripa and the foundation’s centers located in Kohima, Guwahati, Bandra (West),Vasai, Goa, Kolkata and Shillong. Due to lower Internet bandwidth at the centers located in India’s north-east region, they participated through audio chat only.

The Clinical Training Program (CTP) in Analytical Psychotherapy is a unique clinically oriented training program offered by the C G Jung Institute of Chicago. Its focus is to provide health, mental health, and social service professionals an opportunity to enrich and deepen their work through didactic and experiential learning in Analytical Psychotherapy. The CTP accepts psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, and nurses. The mission of the Institute is to advance Analytical  Psychology - the theoretical foundation of Jungian psychoanalysis – as a practice that speaks to the basic human need for psychological growth and consciousness. Kripa is utilizing the Jungian concept to empower it’s counselors in enhancing their skills to assist substance use addicts and those living with HIV/ AIDS.

Dr. Bedi is a Diplomat Jungian psychoanalyst and a board certified psychiatrist, a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, a faculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago and a Psychiatrist at the aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Aurora Health Care Network. He has been a psychiatric consultant to several agencies in Metro Milwaukee.

Earlier, this training was available to the Mumbai center of Kripa only. However, due to efforts exerted by Fr. Joe and demand from the various Kripa centers across India, the program was extended to cover a large part of the Kripa network. Fr. Joe personally called upon staff at all centers to participate in this unique training, held with the objective of honing skills of Kripa personnel to accord better care to patients. The tele-conference lasted around 90 minutes and imparted vital knowledge to Kripa staff.


 Submitted by
Ashwin Honawar