“Refresher Counseling Training” 2 days training from 13 May to 14 May 2017 was successfully conducted in Hpakant Township. The training was led by Ma Thazin Than Naing (Program Coordinator-Counselling), AHRN Yangon Head Office and 4 front line leaders (Counselling Officers) from counselling team of AHRN project sites – Myitkyina, Hpakant, Seng Taung and Lone Khin and 14 counselors from counseling team of AHRN project sites – Waimaw, ACF Kachin, Hpakant, Seng Taung, Lone Khin, Thamakham and Sel Zinn came and joined the training.
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Counseling is an essential part of drug treatment for many people. PWID/ PWUD and their Family & Partners are provided counseling services like harm reduction counseling, HTC, HIV counseling (Positive Living), Family & Partners counseling (lose and grieve, bereavement), MMT Counseling, TB Counseling and ART counseling.
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A counselor helps individuals and families deal with difficulty in emotions, difficulty in solving problems and mental health disorders. A counselor provides therapy, coaching and counseling to help his/her clients manage their stress, redirect disturbing emotions and set goals for themselves.