Gyeonggi Province Holds an Online Lecture on the “Youth Counseling in the Era of Post-COVID-19 and On-tact”

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○ Live broadcast on August 13 through the YouTube channel of the Gyeonggi Youth Counseling and Welfare Center
– Talks about the counseling for youths in crisis in response to COVID-19, COVID-19 and the psychological trauma of youths, and the possibility and limitations of online psychotherapy.

Gyeonggi Province will broadcast an online lecture (conference) live through the YouTube channel of the Gyeonggi Youth Counseling and Welfare Center on the 13th under the theme of “Youth Counseling in the Era of Post-COVID-19 and On-tact.”

“On-tact” is a new trend that emerged as the spread of COVID-19 prolonged, and it refers to a face-to-face approach through online by adding “on” to “Un-tact,” a non-face-to-face contact. (Source: pmg Knowledge Engine Research Institute)

The online conference will be hosted by Gyeonggi Province and organized by the Gyeonggi Youth Counseling and Welfare Center to explore effective alternatives and ways to overcome the psychological difficulties experienced by youths due to COVID-19.

Under the keywords “Post-COVID-19,” “On-Tact,” “Youth,” and “Counseling,” the authorities in their respective fields—Yook Seong-pil, a chairperson of the Special Committee on Disaster Psychology of the Korean Psychology Association (former President of the Yongmun Graduate School of Counseling Psychology); Kim Hyun-soo, a psychiatrist (director of the Seoul COVID19 Psychological Support Group); Lee Dong-hoon, a professor of Education at Sungkyunkwan University, and Lee Young-seon, a professor at the Department of Counseling and Psychotherapy of Konyang University—will participate to unfold stories that portray the timeliness of post-COVID-19 and youth trauma, counseling for youths in crisis in response to COVID-19, the reality of un-tact counseling of youths, and the performance factors of online counseling.

The event will be broadcast live online from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on YouTube to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and over 300 officials from youth counseling and welfare centers and related agencies in Gyeonggi Province are expected to participate.

Yeon Je-chan, director of the Lifelong Education Bureau at Gyeonggi Province, said, “We are holding this event as we strongly felt the need to explore a new paradigm for youth counseling by experiencing the limitations of face-to-face counseling due to the unexpected pandemic of COVID-19.”

Yoo Soon-deok, head of the Gyeonggi Youth Counseling and Welfare Center, said, “The online lecture will help strengthen the capacity of youth counseling officials who seek to come across a new type of non-face-to-face counseling technique.”

The Gyeonggi Youth Counseling and Welfare Center is helping youths who suffer from psychological and emotional difficulties to address their issues through rapid intervention, and continues to promote customized support projects for healthy growth of youths along with youth counseling and welfare centers in 31 cities and counties in the province. Youths, their guardians, and leaders in the province who wish to receive counseling and send inquiries should call 1388, the youth help-line call center of Gyeonggi Province, to be provided with 24-hour all-year-round professional counseling on various fields of youths which is free of charge.