18th National Catholic Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India

Diocese Of Mangalore

The 18th National Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India organized by Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India (CCPI) and Psychologists of Karnataka – Mangalore Region was inaugurated on 22 September at Shanthikiran, Bajjodi, Mangalore.






After the symbolic inauguration of the three days Conference Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore said, Healthy Mind in the healthy body, maintaining the health of mind and body is very important for the well being.  Researches show that people give more importance to bodily health today, than the mental health which is equally important in the growth of a person.  Mastering of oneself through the will power helps the person to grow mentally. Some people appear to be goo and normal but inside they are broken. It’s the duty of Catholic Psychologist to build the positive image of the broken selves by following the example of Jesus himself. Psychologists have a role to play in the positive well being of the persons.

Dr. Fr. C. M. Joseph Cherukunel SDB the President of CCPI, gave a bird’s eye view of three day conference and its themes. He said, Understanding of positive emotions is very important in the well being of the person. Positive subjective experiences, enhancing Human potentials and creating positive institutions enable the well being of the person. The resource persons on the theme are well qualified and give lectures on different topics connected to positive psychology – a pathway to well-being.






On this occasion the website of CCPI was launched by Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza.

Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore, Dr. Fr. C. M. Joseph Cherukunel SDB the President of CCPI, Fr. Thomas the Secretary of CCPI, Fr. Peter D’Souza, the Director of Pastoral Institute and Dr. Fr. Lawrence OFM (Cap) Director of Anugraha Counselling Centre Dindigal, Ms Kamalesh Singh, Dept of HUSS ITT, New Delhi, Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu the Vicar General of Diocese of Mangalore, Fr. Arun Lobo the local organizer of the conference were present for the inaugural programme.

Dr. Fr. Lawrence Soosai Nathan OFM (Cap), delivered the keynote address. There are 125 Catholic Psychologists from all over India registered their names for the conference which will held from 22- 24 September.

The themes of the lecture are;, “Strategies to improve well being; Positive psychology perspective by Dr (MS) Ms Kamalesh Singh Dept of HUSS ITT, New Delhi, “Enhancing Human Potentials through 24 characteristics, Strengths” – by Dr. Sr. Jenis Mary DHM, Vice Principal, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, “Enhancing the Human Potentials through Resilience” by Fr. A. R. John, Director of Family Apostolate, Latin Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram, “Creating positive institutions” by Ms Aswini N.V, Director MUKTHA Foundation Bangalore, “Creating Positive Institutions through Educational Institutions by Fr. Wilson Chakkyath CMI, Professor Dharmaram College, Bangalore. The valedictory function will be held on 24th September at the venue.




















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