Developing healthy minds and bodies, promoting spiritual development and creating a harmonious society are the goals of Thai society nowadays and psychology is the answer.
Psychological healing is a tool to make people happy and to promote a healthy society, a society which starts from within the individuals who live in that society. It accomplishes these goals by fostering understanding, self-enhancement, and self-awareness through the essential relationships in a person’s life – the Buddhist six directions: parents/children; teacher/students; religious leaders/laity; husband/wife; boss/subordinate, among friends.
The key concepts of the program are self-awareness and developing an understanding of others in context, concepts which are called holistic: mind, body, spirit, social connections and knowledge of psychological healing in the Thai context.
The program has the goals of both teaching these practices and teaching how to apply them on different levels. For example, begin by using these ideas ourselves to achieve a happy and healthy life – peace within, peace between, peace among.
The ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, the Institute for International Connections (IIC), USA, and the Virginia Satir Global Network, USA, collaborated to conduct this training program, entitled “The Psychological & Behavioral Strength-Base Through Innovative International Approaches”
The program is divided into three phases:
Preparation for Innovative Counseling/Therapy: Self-Awareness, Behavior Adeptness, & Interpersonal Development (SABAI D)
Training & Supervising with Top International Trainers
STAGE I: Experiential Family Counseling/ Therapy: Enhancing Internal and External Resources
STAGE II: Systematic Counseling/Therapy: Skills Training for Enriching Relationships with Yourself & Others
STAGE III: Perception of Self and Others in the Relationship:Clarifying Projections and Archetypes
This training course features experiential learning and a clinical/counseling practicum. It teaches theories, techniques, strategies, and planning, ethical standards and supervision methods. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from the three collaborating institutions. The aim is to change learning behaviors and the program, therefore, encourages participants to take on appropriate learning roles.