About 100 teachers were explained about stress induced and other difficulties faced by the students and how to manage them at a workshop conducted on ‘Psychological adjustments of school and college students’ here.

The programme was held at St. Joseph College for Women as part of its silver jubilee of getting autonomous status. The workshop was aimed at equipping the teachers to handle the behavioural, emotional and academic problems of students.

After inauguration by principal Sister N.D. Veronica and resource persons – vice-principal of Andhra Medical College N.N. Raju and Prof. K. Madhu of AU Department of Psychology, spoke.

Guidelines

Dr. Raju helped the teachers identify various problems that need clinical attention, which were often ignored and labelled as ‘inattentive’ or ‘naughty.’ He also suggested guidelines to manage adjustment problems and do the needful.

Prof. Madhu discussed the management of common behaviour issues like stealing, lying, temper trantrums and talkativeness.

Counsellor of Navy Children’s School Beatress made the session interesting by presenting videos of various learning disabilities dyslexia and emphasised on the need for counsellors in every school and college.