M.A. in Human Service Counselling from Curtin University of Technology (Australia, 2006); Bachelor of Education (NIE, Samtse, 2002).
- Lecturer & Subject Leader, Centre for Contemplative Counselling Education and Research, Samtse College of Education (since 2016)
- Lecturer, Samtse College of Education (2013 – 2015)
- Lecturer & Programme Leader (Post-graduate Diploma in Guidance in Counselling), Samtse College of education (2009 – 2013)
- Lecturer & Head, Department of Counselling and Psychology, Samtse College of Education (2007 – 2010)
- Teacher & Counsellor, Ugyen Dorji Higher Secondary School, Haa (2002-2006)
Developed, reviewed and taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (both in-service and pre-service) since 2007.
Has taught the following modules across different programmes since 2007:
- EDN1302: Understanding the Learner
- EDN201: Learning Process
- EDN202: Teaching Skills
- EDN204: Teaching Strategies
- EDN402: School Guidance and Career Education
- IGC501: Introduction to School Guidance and Counselling
- CPS503: Counselling Process and Skills
- CTH504: Counselling Theory
- CDC601: Career Development and Consultation
- SGC603: Special Topics in Guidance and Counselling
Teaching following modules currently at Postgraduate levels:
- EDN501: Introduction to Educational Psychology
- COU501: Introduction to Counselling and Career Education
- COU502: Introduction to Contemplative Counselling
- COU504: Counselling Theory
- PSY502: Psychology of Human Development
- PSY504: Science of Addiction and Prevention
Policy and Programme Development
Led the development of Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PgDGC) including curriculum design of all the eight modules during 2009- 2011 followed by successful validation and programme launch in January 2011.
Assisted the development of Master of Arts in Contemplative Counselling Psychology (MACCP) and reviewed PgDGC programme structure along with entire curriculum design 2014 – 2016). Developed following two new modules as part of the MACCP:
- PSY502: Science of Addiction and Prevention
- COU608: Addiction and Counselling Practice
Reviewed and developed following modules for the existing courses:
- EDN101: Child Development (2008)
- EDN201: Learning Process (2008)
- EDN501: Introduction to Educational Psychology (2012)
- COU501: Introduction to Counselling and Career Education (2012)
Publications (Book chapters)
Lhamo, J., Gayphel, K., Rinchen, S. and Daker, S. (2017). Dynamics of Mindfulness for Purposeful Living, Powietrzynska and Tobin’s (Eds.). Sense Publishers: Boston.
Conference Papers/Invited Talks
Presented a proposal on ‘Positive Discipline in Schools’ in the 2nd Faculty-student Research Convention organized by the College Research Committee at Samtse College of Education on 27th September 2016.
Presented a paper on ‘Spiritual Greenery in Five Schools of Samtse – An Enquiry’ in the 3rd International Creative University Network (ICUN) Conference on ‘Creative Economy, Creative University, and Creative Development’ held in Thimphu from 14-16 April 2014. An abstract of the paper is published in the conference book of abstracts, 2014.
Certified Member of International Society for Substance Use professionals (ISSUP) since 2015.
Research/Programme Development Grants
Secured financial assistance for the PgDGC programme development from the UNFPA CO, Bhutan during 2010 – 2012. USD 10,000 was used for the procurement of library resources on contemplative counselling books. In addition, all the expenses for the programme development, faculty capacity building and other miscellaneous were also supported by the UNFPA CO, Bhutan for the initial three years.
Professional Service (Invited)
Peer Reviewer to BJRD for a research paper called Exploring Bullying Among Students of Gesarling Middle Secondary School, Bhutan, 2017.
Facilitated a workshop on Mentoring in Higher Education and Student Development for teaching faculty of Gaedu College of Business Studies on 31st March 2018 at Gaedu.
Facilitated an interactive session on Introduction to Mindfulness Practice for parliamentarians and other professionals attending the Workshop on Social Policy at the Samtse College of Education on 14th Jan 2018.
Facilitated a training on Basic Career Counselling for Education Consultancy Placement Firms (ECPFs) from 11th – 28th Sept 2017 at Samtse College of Education, Samtse.
Facilitated an interactive session on Introduction to Mindfulness Practice for the Workshop participants of School Laboratory Management and School Library Management at the Samtse College of Education starting 2017.
Resource Person for the Professional Development Workshop on Positive Discipline and Counsellling Skills for the school Principals of Samtse Dzongkhag in Samtse College of Education on 13th May 2017.
Facilitated Addiction Professionals (CP ICCE) Workshop for School Counsellors, Health Professionals and Peer Counsellors from 23rd Jan 2016 to 4th Feb 2017 organized by Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency at Phuntsholong.
Resource Person for the Basic Counselling Workshop for Deans of Student Affairs across RUB Colleges at Samtse College of Education from 10th – 14th October 2016.
Resource Oerson for the Professional Development Workshop on Positive Discipline and Counsellling Skills for teachers of Samtse Higher Secondary School and Samtse Lower Secondary School on 7th May, 2016.
Facilitated a three day Workshop on Universal Human Values for new students of B.Ed and PgDE joining the college in the beginning of Semester (2015 and 2016).
Resource Person for the “Champion 60: Youth for Happiness”, A pilot workshop on peer-to-peer education and Counseling for Drug Prevention and Awareness, organized by Chithuen Phendhey Association (CPA), Thimphu from 18th– 20th September, 2015.
Trainer for the 3rd Colombo Plan Asian Centre for Certification and Education for Addiction Professional (CP ACCE) Workshop for Peer Counsellors from 7th – 13th Sept, 2015 at YDF, Phuentsholong, organized by Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency.
Trainer for the 2nd Colombo Plan Asian Centre for Certification and Education for Addiction Professional (CP ACCE) Workshop for Peer Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals from 3rd -12th Feb 2014 at YDF, Phuentsholong, organized by Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency.
Trainer for the 1st Colombo Plan Asian Centre for Certification and Education for Addiction Professional (CP ACCE) Workshop for School Counsellors from 23rd Dec 2013 – 1st Jan 2014 at Bajothang, Wangdue, organized by Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency in collaboration with the DYS, Ministry of Education.
Presentation on the philosophy and principles of Gross National Happiness in one of the undergraduate classes, Arapahoe campus, Naropa University as invited by Prof. Jane Carpenter, Director, Bhutan Office, Naropa University on 4th November 2011.
Facilitated Lifeskills Education Workshop for SCE faculty and graduating students (August 2010, Dec 2010, Dec 2013 funded by the UNFPA CO, Bhutan.
Facilitated Guidance and Counselling Workshops for in-service Teachers conducted by the DYCS, Ministry of Education, to promote Career Education and Counselling programmes in schools at Khuruthang LSS from 3rd to 14th Jan 2008.
Academic and Professional Training:
Advance Level Universal Treatment Course for National Trainers of Bhutan and Bangladesh conducted by the Colombo Plan: Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals at Dhaka from 5th – 13th March 2018.
GNH Masterclass Program focusing on the practical implementation of GNH principles and ideas in various fields from 24th July to 4th August 2017 at Schumacher College in the UK.
Training of Trainers for Addiction Professionals conducted by the Colombo Plan: Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals at Thailand (July, 2015).
Training of Trainers for Addiction Professionals conducted by the Colombo Plan: Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals at Dhaka, Bangladesh (2nd– 11th Dec 2014)
Workshop on Universal Human Values: Level I from 19th – 26th April, 2014 at Gaeddu College of Business Studies, Gaeddu.
Training on Addiction Counselling, Group Counselling and Clinical Supervision conducted
by the NBBC International, USA in collaboration with the RENEW, Thimphu (9th – 11th Sept 2013).
Second Bi-annual Counselling Conference conducted in collaboration with RENEW and professionals from National Board of Certified Counsellors (NBCC), USA in Thimphu (12- 13th Sept 2013).
Training of Trainers for Addiction Professionals conducted by the Colombo Plan: Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals at Colombo, Sri Lanka (23 – 30th April 2013)
Training on Life Skills Based Comprehensive Sexuality Education conducted by the UNFPA
CO, Bhutan in collaboration with the Royal University of Bhutan at Gaedu College of Business Studies (22nd – 27th July 2013).
Training of Trainers for Addiction Professionals conducted by the Colombo Plan: Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals at Paro (21st – 30th May 2012).
Attended two weeks Maitri (Retreat) along with MACCP students from Naropa University at Shambhala Mountain Centre, Colarado, USA from 12th -21st October 2011.
Orientation on NDPSSA Act 2005 and other controlled substances and basics of drugs, organized by Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency in Phuntsholing (27– 30 January 2011)
First Bi-annual Counselling Conference conducted in collaboration with RENEW and
professionals from National Board of Certified Counsellors (NBCC), USA in Thimphu (7 Feb. 2011).
Lifeskills Education Workshop conducted by IL&FS Education and Technology Services
Limited at Hyderabad, India (20th – 24th July 2010)
Training of Trainers in teaching/learning and curriculum writing, conducted by the Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences, Leiden, – NFP tailor-made training, in the Netherlands. (11 – 24 January 2009).
Training on Group Facilitation skills – conducted by Holyoake, the Australian Institute for alcohol and drug Addiction Resolutions, Perth, Western Australia (10 – 17 February 2006).
Training of Trainers’ workshop on the use of Life Skills Education manual for Scoutmasters conducted at Khuruthang LSS, Punakha (22nd – 26th Jan 2004).
Basic Unit Leaders Training Course conducted by the Ministry of Education at Drugyel Higher Secondary School, Paro (14th – 20th July 2003).
Workshop on Basic Career and Guidance Counselling Program – conducted by the YGCD, Khuruthang Lower Secondary School, Punakha (January 2003)
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