The Director of Sumedha Centre, Jose Parappully, was the main presenter at a Seminar in
on “Psychosexual Integration and
Celibate Maturity” – the theme of the book he recently co-edited. Hyderabad
The Seminar was organised by the Salesian Psychological Association in collaboration with the Salesian Province of Hyderabad. It was held at the Salesian Provincial House, near Himmatsagar.
Around 50 Salesians (Rectors, leaders of communities, and the Delegates of various Commissions) and around 25 catholic nuns from around
Hyderabad, as well as from far
participated. New Delhi
This was the third Seminar on the theme that the Salesian Psychological Association organised. The first was in February in
New Delhi, and the second in April
in . Bangalore
Parappully had presented at the previous two seminars as well. At
he made four presentations: Emotional Maturity and Psychosexual Integration
Across the Life Span; Sexual Orientation and Sexual Behaviours; Healing from
the Effects of Sexual Abuse; and Psychosexual Integration, Celibate Maturity
and Spirituality. Hyderabad
The other presenters at the Seminar were Jose Kuttianimattathil (Co- Editor of the book) on Psychosexual Integration, Celibate Maturity and Formation; John Tharakan on Boundary Violations, Gender and Legal Issues; and Anton Paul on Canon Law and Sexual Boundary Violations. Sr Gracy and Fr. John Sebastian (both Novice Masters) joined the presenters in a panel discussion.