Honours Programme


We have now stopped accepting responses to the psychology workshops form. There are 175 registrations. (Much more than seats available)
Students who have applied and are being offered a seat in a psychology workshop, will be contacted by phone. If they do not receive communication from the psychology department by Monday, 26 October 2020, 8:00 pm, it means there is no seat available for workshops in this semester, all seats are filled.
We will reach out to them in the next semester when other workshops are scheduled. – Prof. Ruby Pavri


The Psychology Department proposes to conduct only WORKSHOPS (interdisciplinary, single credit) and the Annual Khandala SEMINAR (open only to psychology students, for 2 credits). The seminar theme has been decided as ‘VIRTUAL & REALITY’, but the seminar dates (Jan/Feb) will be finalized in the next semester and registration will happen later.

We have organized 5 WORKSHOPS for this semester, with 25 seats available in each. Themes for the next semester will be organized later. Registration fees for each workshop are Rs. 500/- We do not have separate activities for FY, SY and TY.

Psychology Workshops

Psychology workshops are opportunities for experiential learning beyond the prescribed syllabus for an interdisciplinary group (seats offered are usually 25 per workshop).

The themes are clearly from the field of psychology but have been adapted to suit an interdisciplinary group of participants.

The format is experiential exercises, discussion and input along with an application-based task to be completed after the workshop and submitted by the due date specified by the resource persons. (In the online format, participant’s audio and video feed will need to be kept on.) Frequent short breaks away from the screen will also be incorporated.

The grade assigned will be dependent on having attended the entire workshop (half Saturday and full Sunday) and submitting the required assignment to the resource person by the deadline (which is decided by the resource person, after conferring with the group). The resource person will assign the grade for participants.

Resource persons are usually alumni of the department from diverse fields of psychology who are willing to share their time and expertise with current students. 

Participants will need to register for the specific workshop on the form link, along with a consent letter and a commitment to pay the fee (Rs. 500/-) when we resume normal college on the physical premises. Once we get enough registrations, the form link will close and confirmation mails will be sent to participants. Participants can be senior college Xavier’s students from any department. There will be no refund on cancellation by the student. Seats are limited (around 25 seats per workshop) and allotted those who register first. Some preference will also be given to TY students. Students are requested not block the seats if they are not sure of their participation. Students cannot ‘transfer’ their booked seat to someone else either.

The activity of participation in the workshop covers 15 hours of work and is counted as a single credit with a grade assigned. If students are doing this to earn an Honours credit, then students also need to REGISTER in the Honours program itself. This is a yearly registration fee Rs.700 towards the Honours Program which is a VOLUNTARY cocurricular activity (it is done across all 3 years and a total of 7 credits are to be earned for final certification).

DatesThemeResource Person(s)Seats
Sat 31st Oct (4-7pm) & Sun 1st Nov 2020 (9am- 5pm)NARRATIVE PRACTICES
Narrative therapy is a respectful, non- judgmental culturally relevant approach to counseling which centers people as the expert in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, beliefs, values and abilities that will allow them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The workshop will focus on understanding the key ideas underpinning the narrative approach and the skills that help develop rich descriptions of abilities and know how in working with children, young people, families, groups and communities.
Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Shamin Mehrotra(UMEED Child Development Centre Mumbai)25 seats
Sat 31st Oct (4-7pm) & Sun 1st Nov 2020 (9am- 5pm)MANN KA RADIO: A workshop on EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
This interactive workshop incorporates mind-body approaches to tune into ourselves. Participants will learn the tenets of emotional intelligence, get a glimpse of mindfulness practices and build the art of listening deeply to oneself.
Snehajanki Ramesh(REFLECTIVE ARENA)25 seats
Sat 7th Nov (4-7pm) & Sun 8th Nov 2020 (9am- 5pm)RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (REBT) is an approach to understanding the underlying irrational beliefs that determine our thoughts, actions and emotions. The workshop will help participants identify and dispute some of these beliefs that can then facilitate effective functioning and adjustment in one’s life.Shama ShahClinical Psychologist25 seats
Sat 7th Nov (4-7pm) & Sun 8th Nov 2020 (9am- 5pm)FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: The Detection of Deception
This workshop is for those who are curious about how psychology can be applied to investigate and solve crimes. The focus will be on techniques to identify deception (to determine when a person of interest in a case is lying rather than telling the truth)
Krupa NisharAsst. Prof. Forensic Psychology (Gujarat Forensic Sciences University)20 seats
Sat 7th Nov (4-7pm) & Sun 8th Nov 2020 (9am- 5pm)MINDFULNESS MEDITATION and itsApplication in the Workspace This workshop will give participants a conceptual and experiential understanding of Mindfulness Meditation. It will cover the neurobiological underpinnings of mindfulness and the difference between mindfulness and meditation. The workshop also entails the relevance of mindfulness in the work space, for students and mental health professionals; and relevance in the post-Covid world.Pooja Bhanushali
Counselling Psychologist
25 seats

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