Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Allied Sciences, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi

Rehab for Adults

The concept of recovery in mental health rehabilitation is that of empowering the client, instilling a sense of independence and to live a life of hope and dignity. “It is about people shaping the support they receive and being in control as they progress towards increased independence.”

What is personalised recovery oriented services:

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) is a comprehensive model that integrates rehabilitation, treatment, and support services for people with serious mental illness. It is designed for patients who require high level of care from outpatient services or for those patients who are transitioning from inpatient admission.

Why is personalisation required:

Personalization is the tool and the support necessary to use an individual’s own skills, experiences and networks to lead his/her journey towards improved mental wellbeing.

A Personalised Rehabilitation Plan also means the individual is accountable to follow it as much as possible, towards a purposeful, meaningful life. For example: once his/ her goals in life are identified - domains such as relationships, employment, housing, education, spiritual, and leisure time, the next step is to identify obstacles that must be overcome in order to achieve them. The program is time-bound and goal oriented. Focussed towards: ADL, Social skills and interactions, building compliance with medication, creative instincts, food-related interests, enhancing cognitive ability – mild to moderate, vocational capabilities.

PROS is based on the belief that recovery is a reality for all individuals with severe mental health conditions.

Goals:

  • To integrate treatment, support and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates individual’s recovery. Ensure continuity of care
  • Independent living and integration into community
  • To help in stabilizing symptoms so that the probability to attend college, retain a job or live a healthy lifestyle maximizes. To improve daily functioning
  • Provide cost effective treatment, as these methods aim to reduce chances of re-hospitalisation

Services offered in the PROS program:

  • Medication
  • Psycho-education
  • Counseling
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Social skills training
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Vocational guidance

Strategies:

  • Psycho education to improve understanding about mental illness and treatment.
  • CBT approaches to improve medication adherence.
  • Training in prevention of relapses.
  • SST to buffer stress and strengthen social support.
  • Teaching coping skills to reduce distress and severity of symptoms.

PROS Multidisciplinary team comprises of:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Nursing professionals
  • Expressive Arts therapists
  • Pre-Vocational Skill Trainers

Our team develops individualised treatment plans for each patient to address their psychiatric symptoms, behaviour and goals.

Components of PROS:

  • nitial Rehabilitation And Clinical Assessments
  • Intensive Rehabilitation And Support
  • Transition To Community

 

PROS Trial Policy:

  • We encourage IPD clients to avail this facility after getting discharged, on a complimentary basis.
  • For OPD clients, this will be a paid service; the charges will be adjusted in the monthly fee structure once the client enrols in the program
  • Can last up to 7 days
  • Based on the individual’s regularity, punctuality, and motivation, the trial can transition into the program plan

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Dr. Sanjay Pattanayak

More than Eighteen years of clinical, research and teaching experience at the premier institutes of India ? Guidance and supervision of Postgraduate psychiatry students and Ph D research work ? Leading a multi-disciplinary mental health team of Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Nursing staff ? Active participant in workshops/ CMEs / academic activities conducted by national and international agencies i.e. APA, NACO, NIAAA, WPA, IPS, CINP and ISBD.

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Presently

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Chief co-ordinator DNB teaching programme Department of Psychiatry Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro & Allied Sciences (V.I.M.H.A.N.S.) No 1 Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar New Delhi-110065 India

Membership

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, VIMHANS

Special Interest
  • Adult Psychiatry
    • Depression; Bipolar Mood Disorders; Schizophrenia; OCD
    • Substance use disorders: Alcohol and Drug abuse.
    • Adult ADHD
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Publications/research

? Pattanayak SK, Vaswani M, Dhawan A, Jena R, Saraya A. Assessment of the

relationship between liver function tests and neurocognitive functioning in alcohol

dependent subjects (postgraduate thesis work, submitted towards the award of M.D

degree), 2001

? Pattanayak SK, Malhotra S, Ramesh S, Sagar R, Khandelwal SK. Profile of elderly

patients attending the Psychiatric out-patient clinic in a tertiary care

centre,Indian.J.Psychiatry 2004,46 (suppl),47

? Malhotra S, Pattanayak SK. Profile of patients attending a psychiatric clinic in the

community,Indian.J.Psychiatry 2004,46 (suppl),47-48

? Ramandeep, Malhotra S, Pattanayak SK. Early onset Schizophrenia- issues and

perspectives (review). Delhi Psychiatric Bulletin 2004, 7, 6-12.

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Biology is psychiatry’s new dawn. British Journal of

Psychiatry ,2008, 192, 69-70

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Medical Model is not as bad, Biopsychosocial model not

as good, bid adieu! British Journal of Psychiatry, published online, 18 Aug, 2009

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Failure to communicate effectively or failure of

feedback? British Journal of Psychiatry, 2010, 197, 332-333

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Indeed, a genuine problem; Proposing an additional

specifier. British Journal of Psychiatry, published online, 6 Oct, 2010

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Is it evaluation of full evidence? A note of caution.

British Journal of Psychiatry, published online, 6 Oct, 2010

? Pattanayak, RD, Pattanayak S. Dilemma over antipsychotic use in dementia. The British

Journal of Psychiatry 2010; 197: 501

? Nayak SK, Pattanayak SK. Pathways to care and understanding of illness among

caregivers of psychotic patients presenting at psychiatric departments of two culturally


distinct Indian cities , abstract published in proceedings of International conference on

Schizophrenia, ICONS, SCARF, Chennai, 2010

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak SK. Neuropsychiatric complications of SLE: Raising issues

of concern, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2011, vol 14, issue 2, 141

? Pattanayak SK, Gupta CS. Assessment of pathways to care in psychotic patients

presenting at a psychiatric clinic in an Indian city. Asian journal of Psychiatry 4S1, 2011,

S85.

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak SK. Follow up and assessment of auditory vocal

hallucinations: A few concerns and considerations, British J Psychiatry, (e-letter)

published online Oct 21, 2011

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak S.Efficacy of Persian postcard intervention: Interpret with

caution. British J Psychiatry 2011; (e-letter) published online, April 12

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak S. Leverage: Need for Clarity. British J Psychiatry; (e-

letter)published online, Oct 5, 2011

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak S. Clozapine use, agranulocytosis and blood monitoring:

Perspectives from the developing world (e-letter). British J Psychiatry 2011

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak SK. Adolescent Tobacco Use and Role Model Influence:

Interpreting it Right! Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2011; 36: 241

? Pattanayak SK, Gupta CS. Assessment Of Perceived Stigma Among Patients With

Chronic Mental Illness From India. Asian journal of Psychiatry 4S1, 2011,

? Pattanayak S, Vaswani M, Dhawan A, Jena R, Neuropsychological performance in

patients with alcohol dependence. Asian journal of Psychiatry 4S1, 2011, S85.

? Naik SK, Pattanayak S, Gupta CS, Pattanayak RD. Help-seeking behaviors among

caregivers of schizophrenia and other psychotic patients: a hospital-based study in two

geographically and culturally distinct Indian cities. Indian J Psychol Med 2012 Oct-

Dec;34(4):338-345.

? Pattanayak RD, Pattanayak S. 'Desire for social distance' for Schizophrenia: Pre- or

post-treatment? British J Psychiatry. (e-letter)Published online August 20, 2013

? Jha M, Pattanayak SK, S Aggarwal? Comparison of socio-demographic and clinical

profile of patients with and without bipolarity diagnosed as recurrent depressive disorder:

a study from India. Bipolar Disorders 2016; 18 (Suppl. S1),152


? Sehrawat M, Pattanayak SK, Bonerjee P. Relationship between insight and cognition in

clinically remitted patients with Bipolar Disorder: A cross-sectional study from India.

Bipolar Disorders 2019; 21, Issue S1(P-119)

Dr Sonali Bali

Dr. Sonali Bali is a well known psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience and she is a recipient of All India Sarda Menon Gold Medal in Psychiatry. She is a specialist for all psychiatric problems in adults like Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, Personality disorders, Alcohol and other drug dependence disorders etc She also has a special interest in Consultation Liason psychiatry, Emergency psychiatry, Rehabilitation of chronic Mentally ill patients, and complex difficult to manage cases She is soft spoken, fluent in English and Hindi and gives personal attention and time to all her patients

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Specialization

Psychiatrist

Membership

Consultant Psychiatrist, Vimhans

Special Interest

General Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent problems, Drug Abuse treatment and Rehabilitation Marital and Psychosexual disorders, Problems of old age, Neuropsychiatry, Burn out/stress in professionals and students, Psychotherapy.

Dr Mausumi Sinha

Experience Clinical- Expertise in treating Adult Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Drug de addiction, Psychotic Disorders and Relationship problems for more than 15 years. Working in liason with other departments of the institute. Psychiatry consultancy in mental health boards and mental health camps organized by the Government of West Bengal. Teaching- Teaching faculty in the specialty of Psychiatry for the course of DNB Psychiatry (NBE) and guiding students pursuing the course in their dissertation. Medical College faculty position under West Bengal Medical Education Service (WBMES), Government of West Bengal for 15 years. Lecture classes and OPD/bedside clinical training of: Undergraduate students of the Medical College- II, VIII and IX Semesters Post-graduate –Degree and Diploma of Psychiatry, Community Medicine, Physical Medicine (WBUHS), Psychology (Pure and Applied)- M.A./M.Phil courses (IGNOU, RabindraBharati University, Calcutta University and Barasat West Bengal StateUniversity). Nursing- BSc and MSc nursing (WBUHS).

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Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar

Personal Profile                                                                     

Senior Consultant  Psychiatrist with more  than 18 years of experience in fields of Clinical, Teaching and Research activities.                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Medical Career

Faculty position (Ex-Associate Professor) in Department of Psychiatry (WBMES) for 13 years.

Currently Thesis Guide for students pursuing DNB Psychiatry (NBE) for more than 5 years.

 

Areas of Expertise                                                                 

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (rTMS-Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)                                                   

Substance abuse cessation and Rehabilitation                                                                                               

Cognitive disorders and Remediation                                                                                    

 

Certification

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation of Psychiatric disorders - ECT, rTMS and TDCS (NIMHANS Bangalore)

Best Practices in management of Addictive Disorders (NIMHANS,Bangalore)                                                                                                                    

Bio-Statistics and Research Methodology (Govt. of West Bengal)                                                                                                  

 

Training

Medical Education, Research and Technology (Govt. of WB)

Specialization

Psychiatrist

Membership
  • Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association
Special Interest
  • Research in the field of Psychiatry exploring the nuances of life, culture and habitation.
  • Cognitive neurosciences with emphasis on Geriatric Psychiatry (Dementia, Movement disorders, Parkinson’s Disease).
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (10 CME Credits) on Epilepsy
  • (American Academy of Neurology)
  • Certification on “Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation of Psychiatric
  • Disorders-ECT, RTMS, TDCS” (NIMHANS,Bangalore)
  • Trained on “Medical Education, Research and Technology”
  • (Medical Teacher Training Centre, Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata, Government of West Bengal).
  • Certification in “Biostatistics and Research Methodology”
  • (Government of West Bengal)
Dr Nandita Hazari

Experience Six years of clinical, research and teaching experience at AIIMS, Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, KEM Hospital Mumbai and a one year fellowship in OCD at NIMHANS, Bengaluru before joining VIMHANS Trained in pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and non invasive brain stimulation for Obsessive compulsive disorder Extensive clinical training in management of substance use disorders at National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS Extensive training in managing depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders Supervision of training and research of post graduate students Active participation in workshops, CMEs and conferences

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 4.00 PM)

Presently

Consultant Psychiatrist VIMHANS Hospital since February 2018 till date


Specialization

Psychiatrist

Membership
  • Member of Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Member of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent mental health
  • Member of Indian Association of Social Psychiatry
Special Interest

Adult Psychiatry

Obsessive compulsive disorder:I have done a one year fellowship in OCD from NIMHANS, Bengaluru where I received training in clinical aspects, cognitive behavior therapy and use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (tDCS and rTMS) in OCD.

Depression, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Substance use disorders

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD): During my MD training, my thesis dissertation was on ADHD and sleep disturbances

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

§ MD thesis: Assessment of Sleep Disturbances in Children with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity

Disorder (AIIMS, Delhi)

§ Co-investigator in study on clozapine effectiveness, side effects, use in adolescents (PGIMER,

Chandigarh)

§ Co-investigator in study on magico-religious beliefs and stigma among patients with bipolar

disorder (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

§ Co-investigator in Family CAGE questionnaire as a screening tool for substance use

(PGIMER, Chandigarh)

§ Co-investigator in Dual diagnosis in tertiary deaddiction centre (PGIMER, Chandigarh)


§ PDF research: A double blind randomised sham controlled study to examine the effect on

response inhibition by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) using functional near

infra-red spectroscopy (NIMHANS, Bengaluru)

§ Co-investigator in study on effectiveness of intensive inpatient CBT in OCD (NIMHANS,

Bengaluru)

Dr. Anukriti Verma

Gained clinical experience at 2 tertiary care psychiatric hospitals – IHBAS, VIMHANS and at a general hospital psychiatric unit at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Expertise in handling cases of Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, OCD, Anxiety disorders, personality issues and Drug addiction, Violent behavior. Special expertise and experience in handling child and adolescent problems – hyperactivity, academic declines, aggression , poor adjustment. Expertise in handling behavioral problems in persons with various medical diseases and in elderly and physically disabled health issues in burns patients, victims of sexual trauma, and child birth related issues. Expertise in cases of body dysmorphic disorder and skin diseases.

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Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar

Specialization

Psychiatrist

Special Interest
  • Clearing myths and misconceptions about mental health disorders and propagating a scientific understanding of dysfunctional behavior / mood and thought process.
  • Lifestyle changes in persons with mental behavioral problems including advice on diet + nutrition.
  • Neurocognitive remediation of patients with schizophrenia.
Dr. Shivani Aggarwal

Psychiatric Experience: Ward Work: day-to-day management of psychiatric and physical illnesses of in-patients. Take responsibility for initial assessment, develop a care plan and involve other members of multi-disciplinary team (CPN’s, day service, clinical psychologist) as appropriate and participate in CPA review. Gained a wide experience of various types of psychopathology that occur within the remit of Psychiatry. Outpatient Clinics: I run out-patient clinics 6 days a week presently. Community Psychiatry: familiar with home treatment strategies and the structure of community mental health care. On-Call Experience: as an SHO in the trust I was taking part in the resident on-call rotations. Risk Assessment: Experience in risk assessment and the management of Psychiatric emergencies and use of Section 5 (2), 12(2) of the mental health act (UK). ECT: Involved in taking part in ECT Rotations. Participation in Child protection conferences and knowledge of court procedures. Preparation of reports for and attendance at mental health review tribunals. General Practice: Have worked in rural hospital of the Himachal Pradesh Government (India) and was responsible for the following tasks: Complete supervision of the Immunization Programs for children (including school heath programme). Reporting and management of acute respiratory infections in children under 5 years. Providing Family Planning and Antenatal care services. Outpatient Clinic under senior supervision. Health Education of the public through health lectures in the hospital. Provide training and educational sessions for the paramedical team. Conducted health programmes for health promotion e.g. educating people importance of sanitation and safe water General Medicine: Management of common medical conditions including ischaemic heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. Manual Skills/ Practical Procedures: throughout my practice I learned many manual and practical skills such as CPR.

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Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar


Specialization

Psychiatrist

Membership
  • GMC FULL Registration number 6040765
  • Inceptor of Royal College Of Psychiatrists
  • Delhi Medical Council- Registration Number (India) 32266
  • Fully registered to practice Medicine in India
Ms. Naina Sharma

1. VIMHANS Hospital, New delhi (2018-present) Psychotherapy- Actively working with young adult, adult & geriatric population and handling cases of adjustment issues, grief, marriage & relationship difficulties, depression, OCD & other anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, dementia and neuropsychological deficits. Assessments- As per the requirement doing IQ assessment, Personality assessment, Diagnostic psychometry and Neuropsychological assessment. Talks- Delivered talks for five times at India Habitat Centre, Delhi and presented topics like Dynamics of Well being, Fostering resilience in the face of adversity, Make meaning out of adversity by having an existential approach towards life, Emotional intelligence for better relationships and Reminiscence therapy for late life depression.

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Achievements

         Letter of Appreciation from Vimhans hospital under Mr. Pallav Bonerjee (Consultant Neuro Clinical Psychologist) during the internship period June 2014- August 2014


         Letter of Appreciation from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute under Dr. Bhavna Barmi (Sr. Clinical Psychologist) during the internship period February-April 2013.

 

         Letter of Appreciation from Mental Health Rehabilitation Department at Vimhans under Ms. Natasha Ryntathiang (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) during August- September 2012.

 

         Certificate of participation for volunteering in the Taleemi Mela and for the participation in counseling sessions held at Jamia Millia Islamia 2014.

 

         Certificate of participation in the workshop on “Psychological Assessment” under Mr. S.K. Kulkarni at Department of Psychology, Banasthali University in 2011.

 

         Completed certificate course in Radio Production (RJ-Ing and Anchoring) and secured grade A conducted by Banasthali University in 2011

 

         Certificate of Merit from Association of Indian Universities for securing first position in Skit competition in National Youth Festival, 2011

 

        Certification of Merit from Association of Indian Universities for securing Third position in Elocution and Debate competition in West Zonal Youth Festival, 2010

 

         Certificate of participation in the working session on “Young voices for sustainable development” at 4th International Conference on Environmental Education, 2007

 

         Certificate of Merit for securing second position in Elocution contest at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi in 2007.

 

         Certificate of participation in National Children's assembly and integration camp held at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi in 2006


Won multiple certificates in singing, dancing, debate and declamation contest at Inter school and college level.

Ms. Somya Jain

February 2019- Present: Clinical Psychologist, Vimhans, New Delhi Key Responsibilities: Undertake individual psychotherapy for adults presenting with diverse psychopathology with an eclectic orientation, in both in-patient and out-patient settings at the hospital. I specialize in management of anxiety disorders. Active part of the institute’s mental health awareness programs, workshops and seminars. I supervise interns and hold academic sessions for psychiatry residents. January 2018- February 2019: Clinical Psychologist, Sarvam Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Shahdra

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

PAST CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
2015-2017 MPhil Clinical Psychology Trainee at IHBAS

? Engaged in extensive supervised individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents and
adults presenting with a diverse range of behavioural, emotional difficulties in the
outpatient and inpatient facilities.
? Provided crisis intervention to the individuals presenting in the Emergency.
? Rehabilitation and therapeutic management of clients in the half-way home Saksham in
individual & team settings with psychiatrists and psychiatric social workers.
? Conducted psychological assessments and psychotherapy with clients presenting in the
Special Clinics for neuropsychological disorders, mental retardation, sexual disorders, drug
and alcohol de-addiction and child & adolescent guidance
? Presented various case conferences, journal articles, seminars on diverse topics.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2017 MPhil Dissertation

A Test of the Metacognitive Model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

2014 M.A. Dissertation

The Search for Meaning in Suffering: An Existential Exploration of Women’s lived
Experiences
Ms. Namrata Gupta

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Nagar

Specialization

Adult Psychology

Ms. Decency Rajput

MPhil. Clinical Psychology

Wed, Sat (9 AM - 5 PM)

MPhil. Clinical Psychology

Dr. Monalisa Palit

Teaching in Sydney University, (Australia) on various areas in Psychology to under- graduate students such as, General Psychology, Individual Difference, Statistics, Personality ? Assessment and Diagnosis of Developmental Disabilities in Children such as Learning Disability (LD), ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) etc. ? Psychotherapy to children and Adolescence for various childhood Psychiatric Disorders with special emphasis on Play Therapy. ? Conducting ongoing Clinical training at Vimhans for Post Masters and Post Doctorate Students in Clinical Psychology. It includes creating syllabus, defining selection process as well delivery of topics. o Providing practical training on psychological assessment Scales to counsellors and clinical students such as, WISC-IV, WAIS, Raven’s CPM, SPM, APM, VABS, CARS II, WIART II, DALI, DST, BASCII etc. ? Coordinating and conducting workshops on wide range of topics for various target population such as: For Clinical Psychology students from India and Abroad and School counsellors, parents and school teachers ? Awareness program for general public at Indian Habitat Centre on child and adolescent mental health issues. ? Facilitator for the CME programs organized for the General Practitioner by VIMHANS for the series on communication in families. ? Interviews on various child related issues for Times of India and Hindustan Times and in Magazines such as Just Careers ? Participation as a live panelist in Delhi Doordarshan and Lok Sabha TV channel as a subject matter expert in this area

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POSITIONS
2005-PRESENT SENIOR CONSULTANT, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, VIMHANS HOSPITAL
1994-1996 RESEARCH ASSISSTANT, CENTER FOR DIEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY STUDIES,

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

1991-1994 ASSOCIATE LECTURER, DEPT. OF PSYCHOLOGY, SYDNEY UNIVERSITY,

AUSTRALIA.

RESEARCH/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
DURATION INSTITUTION RESEARCH TITLE
Ph.D Thesis Maquarie University,
Sydney, Australia

Stress, Resources & Adaptation in Families with Children
with Disability.

B.A. Dissertation Jesus Mary College,
Delhi University

Effect of Stimulus Configuration on Size Perception of
Sub threshold Stimuli

2013 ANCIPS, Abstract One year prevalence of psychiatry illnesses among
clients of Child Adolescent Department, VIMHANS,
Delhi, India: Where are the adolescents?

RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION (Major scientific fields of interest):
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues
IMPORTANT RECENT PUBLICATIONS (last 5 years, with titles and References),
including   papers In press 
? Palit M, Jain K, & Aggarwal S (2013), One year prevalence of psychiatry illnesses
among clients of Child Adolescent Department, VIMHANS, Delhi, India: Where are
the adolescents? Abstract, ANCIPS 2013

? Bose M, and Malhotra R (1991) Effect of Stimulus Configuration on Size Perception of
Sub threshold Stimuli. Psychological studies 1991, vol 36 No 1.
? Written the course content for a private institute (MIND ON) New Delhi for parent
training program for school going children of grade 3, 7 and 11 on life skills issues
2016.
? Article on ‘Handling Stress’ in Just Careers, Vol 6,(6), June 2008.
PROJECTS:
? Successfully implementation of a project at NDMC, Delhi Govt. It involved setting
up of psychological assessment and intervention services at one of their schools with
children with special needs
? Successful implementation of a project on rehabilitation of Street children in
collaboration with DON BOSCO. It involved planning assessment of psycho-social
needs and intervention as per the needs of the children.
? Setting up of the department of youth services at VIMHANS. It involved developing
a screening tool for first level assessment of clients by the trainees at VIMHANS, and
collection of data to understand the clientele seeking services at VIHMANS.
? Successful implementation of project on life skills and early detection of mental
health issues both from preventive as well as treatment perspective with a well-
established school in New Delhi. It involved training the counselors and the teachers,
conducting parents’ workshop and setting up the system with the school to map the
positive skills and the ‘At Risk’ variables of the students. It also included setting up
of basic psychological assessment and intervention services at the school.
? Heading on-going research project on Specific Learning Disability as an outreach
program for VIMHANS.
? Currently heading a community outreach project in collaboration with ICMR in
developing a screening tool and training of school counsellors for early detection and
prevention of childhood disabilities and disorders in school going children and
adolescents.
Dt. Shuchi Sharma

MON - SAT (8.00 AM TO 6.00 PM)

Address

Delhi

Specialization

Dietician

Dt. Rashmi Bhatia

MON - SAT (8.00 AM TO 6.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Dietician

Dr Deepali Rao

March 2013-present (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, VIMHANS Youth Services) VIMHANS Hospital, Delhi • Coordinator for activities of VIIMHANS Youth Services • Coordinator for Parikrama- An early intervention program for children with ASD • Psychoeducational assessment for children with academic difficulties. • Outpatient /Inpatient psychotherapy consultations for children, adolescents and adults with mental health problems • Training interns in clinical skills in child and adolescent work at VIMHANS Youth Services • Conducting academic and training workshops for students and professionals on child counseling and psychotherapy skills January 2011-present (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) Apollo Hospital, NOIDA • Outpatient consultations including assessment and psychological intervention for children and adults with psychological problems. • Couples and family counseling on outpatient basis • Psychological intervention for inpatient referrals from various departments • Conducting educational lectures on parenting concerns for expecting couples as part of ante- natal classes January 2012- May 2012 (Assistant Professor, Ad-Hoc) Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi March 2011-present (Affiliate Clinical Psychologist) PPC India, Bangalore March 2010-September 2010 (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) Samvedana Hospital, NOIDA May 2006- June 2009 (Clinical psychologist/PhD scholar) NIMHANS, Bangalore October 2005- February 2006 (Clinical psychologist) Mindtrack Clinic, Delhi

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Psychologist(Child)

Special Interest
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Special Children Issues
  • Parenting and Young adult issues
Mrs. Harpreet Kaur

June,2019 – Current Clinical Psychologist - With Vimhans ? Taking individual and group sessions of psychotherapy using CBT and BT skills. ? Administering psychometric tests. ? Conducting workshops & classes for Post- Graduate students. ? Conducting workshops in schools & hospitals. ? Giving lectures in colleges ? Training school counselors. May, 2017 – May,2019 Clinical Psychologist - With Vimhans (Posted at Mother’s Integral Health Centre, Aurobindo Ashram). ? Handling issues of children (Mother’s internal School) using Behaviour therapy ? Career counseling is provided. ? Taking individual and group sessions of psychotherapy using CBT and BT skills. ? Administering psychometric tests. ? Conducting workshops in schools. ? Giving lectures in colleges ? Training school counselors. Aug,2015 – May,2019 Clinical Psychologist - With Deep Hospital ? Taking individual sessions of psychotherapy using CBT and BT skills. ? Handling issues of children using Play and Art therapy. ? Administering psychometric tests. ? Conducting workshops in schools. ? Giving lectures in colleges. Oct, 2015 – Oct,2016 Psychologist – With AUROBINDO COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT ? Conducting Individual as well as group sessions. ? Administering personality test on all the students and keeping records. ? Career counseling was provided. ? Making daily reports of the department.

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
? “Dysfunctional Beliefs and Personality Traits in Different Subtypes of Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder” (Under the supervision of Ms. Sonia Puar, Assisstant Professor,
Amity University).

? “Study of Delinquents and Non-Delinquents in relation to Personality traits,
Family structure, Season of birth and Residential area” (Under the supervision of Dr.
Sunita Gupta, Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University).


WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED :

? Understanding, Identification and Management of children with Learning Disability for

School Teachers.

? Understanding, Identification and Management of children with ADHD for School

Teachers.

? Autism Awareness Program (understanding Signs & Symptoms’ and Management at

School level) for teachers as well as parents.

? Interactive Awareness Workshop on Substance abuse and prevention for students.

? Career assessment and Guidance workshop for students.

? Sex Education for school children


MR. Prateek Gaur

Physiotherapist

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Physiotherapist

MR. Ashutosh

Masters in Occupational Therapy.

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Experience

6 years of Clinical experience.

Specialization

Occupational Therapist

Mr. Rashid Saifi

Masters in Occupational Therapy

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Neurology

Ms. Sadia Khanum

Masters in Occupational Therapy

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Pediatrics

Ms. Deepika Mahendru

Speech Therapist

MON - SAT (10.00 AM TO 5.00 PM)

Address

Institutional Area, Nehru Naga

Specialization

Speech Therapist

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