Psychosomatic disorders need to be addressed in Kashmir: Prof Sofi
Workshop on ‘Assessment and Psycho Diagnostics’ begins
Srinagar, Oct 31: Acting Vice-Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof A M Sofi today said the psychosomatic disorders in Kashmir need to be addressed and lack of awareness, stressful lifestyles and over ambitiousness besides many others reasons had resulted in increase of mental disorders in the Valley.
Addressing the inaugural event of the 7-Day workshop on “Assessment and Psycho Diagnostics” organized by the post-graduate department of Psychology in the varsity campus, Prof Sofi said holding of the workshop of such a nature was long overdue adding it was most essential to keep on providing training to the young aspiring psychologists on the use and proper handling of psychological equipments so as to get reliable and valid results. He said lack of family support and absence of proper counseling also adds to the problems of such nature.
Head of the department of Psychology, Dr. Shawkat Ahmad Shah said the aim of the workshop was to get faculty research scholars and students equipped with skills of assessment and psycho diagnostic techniques. He said while choosing psychology as a discipline, it was imperative not only to know human behavior, but also to learn to make correct assessments of this human behavior. Dr Showkat said the department of Psychology since its inception had focused primarily on academic and research activities that were in tune with contemporary and applied fields.
Dean faculty of Social Sciences, Prof Muhammad Ashraf Wani, Prof Mushtaq Margoob, noted psychiatrist and Head of the department of Psychiatry Government Medical College Srinagar, Dean and head of the Education department, Prof Mehmood A Khan also spoke on the occasion.
Dr Dwarka Prashad and Prof Ashun Gupta well known psychologists will act as the resource persons for various technical sessions.
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