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COUNSELING CELL @ IMDC

Counseling Cell @ IMDC

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Preamble

Counselling is a process that seeks to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern or trouble you. The counsellor's role is to offer support and understanding, and to listen and respond in a non-judgmental way. She will respect your values, choices and lifestyle. Counselling is a systematic process involving the following steps: Counselling provides a safe and trusting environment. It helps the person understand their concerns clearly and resolve them. The counsellors listen to students/clients issues/concerns in a non-judgmental manner.
Mental health is a complex field that employs many professionals with various job titles, responsibilities and educational backgrounds. ... For this reason, “mental health professional” is a more appropriate term for a counselor than “medical professional” to avoid confusion with physicians. The Mental Health Advisors working in the Counselling Service provides support and guidance to students who are in crisis or who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. They also offer advice to College and University staff about the management of student mental health issues.
Medical students face multiple stresses. Most of these are common to all students like exam fear, time management, information overload, relationship problems but some of these are particular to medical education and training and these includes less opportunities for entertainment and family time, psychological problems due to dealing with illness and dying, difficult relationships with coworkers and seniors etc.
In IM & DC, we felt the need of development of counseling services because of the feedback that we received from our faculty and particularly from our psychologists who pointed out number of students who were facing failure in academic and non-academic activities due to multiple issues that could be solved by regular counseling sessions. With the support of Dean and MD of IMDC, department of medical education arranged counseling courses in collaboration with NIP (National Institute of Psychology) for IMDC faculty which was the first step towards the development of counseling cell.
The reason of developing Counselling Cell is to help the medical students to solve their inter personal, educational and psychological problems by developing positive attitude to meet the upcoming challenges. Counselling is a process that seeks to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern or trouble you. The counsellor's role is to offer support and understanding, and to listen and respond in a non-judgmental way. S/he will respect your values, choices and lifestyle.
Contact us at:counselling.cell@imdcollege.edu.pk
Phone: 92-51-111-464-632 Ext. 287



Vision

To empower students to make lifelong, responsible and meaningful choices in a global and dynamic world.

Mission

Islamabad Medical & Dental College Counselling Cell will provide an umbrella of confidentiality and trust for the psychological and emotional wellbeing of students to help them to become better professionals and service providers of the society.

Goals

IM&DC Counselling services aims to:


  • Provide a platform for the students to help them manage issues which are affecting their academic performance.
  • Provide support for enhancing general awareness of common mental health issues to promote positive thinking by arranging lectures/seminars/workshops.

COUNSELLING CELL SOPs

Counselling cell is working for the wellbeing of the students and its aim is to deal with all those factors causing stress and effecting their academics.
As per policy counseling cell is dealing with students coming from three sources.

  • Students with poor academics and attendance record, referred by Module coordinator, clerkship director, and examination cell.
  • Students with sudden change in behavior and academics, highlighted by faculty members.
  • Students reporting themselves to counseling cell because of their other issues effecting their academics.

Committee consists of following members.

  • Principal
  • Managing Director
  • Dr. Saffia Shoukat
  • Dr. Beenish
  • Dr. Azmat Shaheen
  • Director Hospital (in case of 4th Year & Final Year Students)