SEMINAR AT DON BOSCO PHILOSOPHATE, KARUNAPURAM
The Director of Sumedha Centre, Jose Parappully, was the lead speaker at a seminar on “Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity” at the Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram, Telengana State on 8-10 December.
About 150 students of Philosophy attended the seminar.
There were two other presenters – Jose Kuttianimattathil (Co-Editor of the book on the subject of the Seminar) and John Tharakan who has contributed three chapters to the book.
Parappully introduced the topic and made presentations on Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behaviours, Sexual Harassment and Abuse.
Kuttianimattathil presented on Human Maturity and Celibate Friendship.
Tharakan presented on Boundaries and Boundary Violations.
TRAINING OF FORMATORS, MANGALORE
Jose Parappully was invited to be part of the “Formation of Formators” training programme organized by the Conference of Religious of India at Ryshivana Retreat Centre in Mangalore.
There were about 50 participants in the training programme.
Parappully took seven 90 minute sessions, spread over two days on 12th and 13th December, on Mental Health and Religious Formation.
SALESIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Parappully participated in the annual meeting of the Salesian Psychological Association at Ramanthapur near Hyderabd on 15-16 December.
At the meeting he made a presentation on the recently published DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 95th Edition). He highlighted the changes from DSM-IV and made detailed presentation on the DSM – 5 Alternate Model of Personality Disorders.