Dr. Asha Fernando and her selected final year research students attached to the Department of Philosophy and Psychology, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, presented their research findings in An International Conference of Compassionate Youth: KARUNA A COMPASSIONATE WORLD held in Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India on 24th and 25th January 2019. This event was organized by Institute of Palliative care Medicine in Puducherry, India.
At the conference, Dr. Asha Fernando and her team received the Best Team Award for their research presentations. In addition, the Best Research Paper Award is won by K.V.P.M. Karunaratne for her research paper titled “Compassion, as a Method of Forming a Successful Counseling Process”.
Following are the titles of the research papers presented at this international conference by the team attached to the Department of Philosophy and Psychology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Asha Nimali Fernando – The Concept of Compassion as a Therapy for Mental Suffering: A Buddhist Perspective
B.D.W.G.N.M.W.H.P. Mediwaka – A Critical Inquiry on the Relationship in between Love and Compassionate Care
P.G.O.S. Pitadeniya – The Critical Evaluation on Yalom’s Therapeutic Intervention in order to Enhance Well-being of Mentally Ill People and Elders
D.B.J. De Silva – Buddhist Understanding on Compassion and how its Teachings Supports to Palliate Mental Illnesses
M. L. D.Gayeshi– The Healing Potentials of Caregivers According to Rakel’s Approach
K.V.P.M. Karunaratne – Compassion, as a Method of Forming a Successful Counseling Process