Increasing Social-Emotional Well-being in Schools

About the initiative

CounSEL in collaboration with GIPS is proud to announce an 8-month introductory course for educators on “Increasing Social-Emotional Well-being in Schools”. 

“Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions”


 – CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning)

We believe that in order to enhance students’ SEL, it is important to focus on teachers’ social-emotional well-being. The course program, thus, provides a transformative and enriching learning experience to empower participants to proactively impart social-emotional skills to increase the well-being of all students.

Course Methodology

Emotional Learning Seminar

The course will involve a variety of pedagogical strategies to create a hands-on learning experience for practicing and aspiring school counselors and educationists. This program will use different strategies like: 


  • Expert Seminars
  • Role-plays 
  • Pair/Group Discussions and Activities 
  • Case-study Discussions 
  • Hands-on Practice for Facilitation 

Course Details

Dr. Punita Grover

M.R.C. Psych., C.C.S.T. (U.K.);
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Specialist at GIPS

Dr. Pradip Vaghasia

M.D (Psychiatry), D.P.M.; Managing Director, Psychiatrist, De-Addiction Specialist at GIPS

CounSEL Founder- Smruti Mirani

Smruti Mirani

IIT-B, 2015; SEL Researcher; Director, CounSEL

Contributors and guest faculty will include the Directors and Psychiatrists from GIPS Hospital:

  • Dr. Rajesh Maniar (M.D. Psychiatry, D.P.M.), is a renowned psychiatrist whose areas of expertise include Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuro-Psychiatry, and Psychopharmacology. 
  • Dr. Himanshu Desai (M.D Psychiatry, D.P.M.) is an expert on De-addiction and General Psychiatry. He works proactively on Public Awareness for mental health.
  • Dr. Dharmesh Patel (M.D. Psychiatry) holds expertise in the areas of General Psychiatry, Deaddiction, Neuropsychiatry, and Psychopharmacology. 
  • Dr. Suhas Doshi (M.D. Psychiatry) is an expert on CBT, specifically for Anxiety Disorders and Depression. He also serves as a faculty for GIPS’ training program on CBT for professionals. 

It is very informative for adult & child counselling. Excellent & Very informative

Khushbu Mangrolia

Chetna Foundation

Amazing session. I will prefer to attend a full day workshop on addiction and treatment. I wish to train myself for students welfare and Counseling.

Shaily Mishra

Academic Counselor, Zydus School for excellence- Godhavi

I really enjoyed today’s session. Smruti Mirani and Dr. Pradip Vaghasia were very kind and sweet. I got to learn a lot of things.

Jigyasha Gothi

Psychology major Student, St. Xaviers College