Date: 23 May (Mon) to 29 May (Sun) 2016
Time: Mon to Fri (7.30pm to 9.00pm), Sat to Sun (8.30am to 6.30pm)
Venue: Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium Fees: $80 BL Member, $100 non-Member

Trainer: Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana

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Certificate Course in Buddhist Counselling (Anusasana)

This certificate course aims to provide elementary knowledge of counselling principles of Buddhist psychology and to show  their applicability and practicability in resolving psychological problems in day today life.

A special attention is paid here to discuss the therapeutic values of Insight and tranquilised meditation.

Role play and actual case studies are entertained in this course as the means of providing the knowledge

About the Course

  1. Nature of Buddhist Counselling Psychology
  2. Theories of Buddhist Counselling
  3. Buddhist analysis of Psychopathology, Mental disorders and abnormal behaviors
  4. Counselling skill and code of ethics
  5. Buddhist counselling, approaches and techniques
  6. Relevance of Buddhist Counselling for resolving psychological Problems of the modern individual (2 days)

*70% attendance is required in order to get the Certificate in Buddhist Counselling.

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About the Trainer: Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana

Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana is currently the Head of Department of Buddhist Culture, and Senior Lecturer of Buddhist Studies Academic Qualifications of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka.

Dr Wasantha’s Ph.D. dissertation was titled Buddhist Therapy of Mental Diseases (A study of psycho-analysis and Behavior Therapy as depicted from Thripitaka Literature) from 2004-2008, under the University of Kelaniya.