CHILD GUIDANCE CENTRE was established in 1968. The objective
of the Centre was firstly to provide the troubled child
with a therapeutic atmosphere to deal with his problems
and secondly to help the parent who is an integral part
of successful therapy to understand the child’s problem
and thus provide the child with the opportunity to make
the adjustment required to enjoy the experience of childhood.
To achieve these objectives, the Centre has professional
services which are not only problem-oriented but also growth
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING & ASSESSMENT of Intelligence (I.Q.),
Aptitude, Personality lnterest, Achievement & Psychomotor
skills is carried out at the Centre.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING is done for children & parents
to deal with emotional, personality, behavioural and scholastic
GROUP COUNS ELLING is carried out to facilitate better interpersonal
& family relationships between children & parents
in a therapeutic atmosphere.
The Centre designs REMEDIAL EDUCATION programme. This consists
of identifying & assessing the child’s problem, planning
& implementing an appropriate programme.
VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE which consists of aptitude testing,
career counselling, dissemination of academic & career
information is Conducted at the Centre as well as to groups
of students in schools.
The Centre also organizes CAREER EXHIBITIONS in schools
as well as holds an annual Career Exhibition at the Centre.
The work of the Centre also extends to schools & institutions
where individual & group guidance programmes are conducted
for children as well as teachers.
These programmes are designed with the aim of integrating
them into the school Curriculum
INTELLECTUAL ENRICHMENT, CREATIVITY, SELF-EXPRESSION, LANGUAGE
DEVELOP¬MENT SKILLS, STUDY SKILLS, PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
are some of the areas in which the Centre works with children
in the school set¬up. The programmes are growth-oriented
but also provide an opportunity to identify children in
the need of professional help & create awareness for
the child of the support system that exists.
Workshops for teachers on issues that are problem specific
as well as growth enhancing are organized.
PRE-SCHOOL TESTING is conducted in schools for children
seeking admission at kindergarten levels to assess their
readiness to learn.
The Centre also carries out RESEARCH in areas of Education
and Personality based on the needs that emerge as a result
of the Centre’s work with children. Graduate & Post-Graduate
students of Social Work and Psychology are supervised &
trained during their field work assignments.
The Centre has also been actively involved with institutions
for children to help the care-takers understand the institutional
child & to initiate related programmes to deal with
their personality, behavioural, emotional & academic
Fr. P. Fonseca, sj Head of Department
Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
Ms. Simran Sachdev
Contact the Director
Timings : 3-00. pm to 5-00 pm
Monday to Friday
10-30 am to 6-30 pm
10-30 am to 2-30 pm
Sir J.J. Road, Byculla,
Mumbai - 400 008.
2934 / 2309 3025