UNICEF and Ministry of Sports and Youth (MOSY) hold Tele-counselling training courses for psychologists

15 September 2020
virtual training courses on psychosocial tele-counselling

UNICEF and the Ministry of Sports and Youth (MOSY) have started holding a series of virtual training courses on psychosocial tele-counselling as part of the joint program “Remote Stepped Psychosocial Care & Support (ReSPCT).” The participants consist of 100 managers, psychologists and counsellors active in marriage and family counseling centers under MOSY which attend these UNICEF-supported virtual trainings in groups of 15 to 18 members every week.

The General Director of Youth Planning and Social Development Bureau of the Ministry of Sports and Youth (MOSY), Azam Karimi speaking to IRNA said the trainings have been hugely welcomed by psychologists adding : ”Since the emergence of COVID-19, social networks and technology have played an important role in everyday lives of people and the trend is undoubtedly towards online counselling services.”

In order to promote a healthy lifestyle among adolescents and youth, this 12-hour training program is specially tailored for psychologists and counsellors to help adolescents and youth work through psychosocial problems they may be experiencing during COVID19 outbreak and post outbreak, such as anxiety, stress, bereavement and family tensions. The curriculum consists of trainings on counseling via telephone, general characteristics of adolescence, stepped psychological care for young people, evaluation of psychosocial issues and intervention methods.


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