Cancer Patients Aid Association organises a 3 day training programme for laypersons wishing to counsel patients at various treatment centres every month. The workshop will initiate you into the CPAA approach to volunteering and counseling and to its activities and contributions. It will give you basic information and knowledge about cancer and its treatment. Importantly, it will help you understand the nature of ‘Grief and Loss’ and how to deal with it so that you are able to counsel patients and their families who are going through the trauma of cancer and also how to apply it in your own life.
The objectives of the programme:
Home Work: Participants are asked to define a loss they have experienced and explore the grief and loss cycle from their own perspective.
Home Work: How to counsel patients and caregivers in different palliative situations.
Benefits: Even if you should decide after attending the program that you don’t wish to counsel patients, you can help by conducting awareness lectures at schools, colleges and residential areas on the dangers of faulty lifestyles; by organising detection camps in high risk areas; by promoting the sale of CPAA’s Rehab Centre products. And you will take away a better understanding of your own motivations.
Certification: CPAA will give a certificate of participation for all those who complete the 3 day workshop.
Induction into CPAA: CPAA takes in a number of volunteers every year and this introductory training is a mandatory requirement. However, there is no compulsion to become a volunteer after doing the program. Those who are interested would initially work closely with experienced volunteers.
Training Faculty: The training will be conducted by Susmita Mitra and Veena Mishra Shukla, both of whom have worked for over 10 years with CPAA. Some times, we invite guest lecturers to cover some of the topics.
Registration: Advance registration fee is Rs. 1,000. On the spot registration is Rs. 1,500. This payment is tax exempt under section 80G (50% exemption). You will be sent a certificate of exemption along with receipt and letter of acknowledgement. The fees cover notes and material provided during the training, tea and lunch. Your registration will be confirmed only on receipt of the fees.
You can register online using a credit/debit card on our website. Do follow up the payment with an email to email@example.com. You can also pay in cash, by cheque or demand draft in the name of ‘Cancer Patients Aid Association’ and mail or hand deliver to the address below: