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East West Center for Counselling has collaborated for the past decade with Orinam, one of Chennai's LGBTIQ collectives and an online resource on gender and sexuality (orinam.net). Some of Orinam's volunteers have been trained as peer counselors by the Center for Counselling. Recognizing that clients from the LGBTIQ community may need both professional counseling and peer support, two-way referrals between the Center and Orinam routinely take place. The Centre has also co-facilitated workshops and panel discussions with Orinam, and is part of the organising team of Reel Desires, Chennai International Queer Film Festival (ciqff.org)Orinam
I know Magdalene Jeyarathnam and her institute since its beginnings. I appreciate after all its whole heartedly felt engagement in so many sectors of public life. It is an outstanding contribution to train doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, buisiness men and artists in many different settings and many different places in India now for so many years because it means to spread knowledge and freedom for future generations in a significant way. I am honored to have been involved in this process and to have witnessed it from first hand.Dr. Jorge Burmeister, Spain (Past president IAGP)
Our Mission is to help clients work through trauma, face challenges arising of personal/interpersonal problems, psychological stress and distress through counselling and therapy, supervised training opportunities for emerging professionals. To work with teams to manage conflicts, build healthy professional relationships.