Published on: May 30, 2019

We are delighted to announce the virtual ECHO programme for Psychosocial clinicians and Allied Health Workers.

While the modules are most suited for Medical Social Workers and Mental Health professionals, anyone associated with palliative care would stand to benefit from the topics being covered.

About ECHO

Project ECHO® is an online lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education, and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities through its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks.

TIPS (Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences) collaborates with ECHO International (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to provide palliative care education and expertise using an online platform. As part of TIPS-ECHO, we conduct sessions to enable medical and non-medical professionals to upgrade their skills and inculcate the principles of palliative care in their practice.


To ensure adequate interaction during sessions, we will have to limit the number of participants at each course on a first-come, first-served basis. So register quickly!


Master in Social Work (MSW), Degree in Psychology, Degree in Occupational Therapy, Degree in Counseling, Degree in Physiotherapy

Class Details

Classes Scheduled: 30 Sessions
Start Date: 21 June 2019
End Date: 24 January 2020
Day of the week: Every Friday
Class Timing: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Participants need to attend all sessions. If one is unable to attend a session, due to unexpected emergency, they should watch the session videos provided and mail us back a summary of the class. Course certificate can be issued only to those who have attended minimum 80% of the sessions in person.

Features of Online Course for Psycho-social Clinicians

  • Prescribed syllabus-oriented course
  • 1 session per week
  • Pre-test and post-test for assessment
  • Case Presentation by a participant in some session
  • Regular assignments
  • Reflective journaling exercises
  • Provided with various learning materials concerning the session
  • Several articles regarding subject shared
  • Certificate issuance at the end.

How to apply

Download the application form, fill it up and send it to

How to join the session

ECHO is conducted through ZOOM application which can be downloaded(free download) from Google play store for mobile phones and direct download from internet for Windows.

Download from:

Click here for instructions on how to download and join a meeting



For more information on this course or for any assistance, please call us at +91-6282902450 or write to us:

Clinical Director: Dr M. R. Rajagopal

Project Facilitator: Ms Vyshnavi V K

Project Coordinator: Ms Rajalekshmi Balu

Videos of Previous ECHO Sessions

Click here to view the videos of previous sessions

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