International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 191

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of psychological training on personal and professional development and group cohesiveness among the staff of residential campus, BRAC University

Safina Binte Enayet
  • Safina Binte Enayet
  • Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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Anne Anthonia Baroi
  • Anne Anthonia Baroi
  • Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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Kazi Rumana Haque
  • Kazi Rumana Haque
  • Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 30 November 2019
  •  Published: 31 January 2020

Abstract

The present study aims to identify the impact of psychological training on the staff of BRAC University and how it has increased the group bonding of staff members. To see the impact, researchers conducted a series of training session with the participants over a span of one year. After the training, data were collected through interview method from the 18 participants. Besides, observation method was applied to see their group cohesiveness. By manually analyzing the data, it was found that the participants have changed themselves both personally and professionally. They have undergone remarkable changes in terms of sharing of ideas and information, empathetic attitude towards fellow mates, and pattern of communication among themselves. Analyzing the problems and managing work stress has improved than before. This training has helped them to realize the entire problem from others’ frame of reference, develop collaboration within group and improve positive and holistic attitude about the workplace and their organization’s goals. It can be said that apart from some limitations, this training makes the participants to develop healthy communication among the colleagues.

 

Key words: Psychological training, transactional analysis, psychodrama, personal and professional development, group cohesion.