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Speakers

Counselling Psychologist
Psychotherapist
Social Worker
Psychiatrist
Psychodrama Practitioner
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Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 19 Jun 2021

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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Contact

+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

It’s been a tough two years for all of us, collectively. Amidst the crisis and the trauma that many of us are going through, one silver lining we can see is that more and more people are now open to acknowledge and speak about the need to address mental health.

There is a wide range of mental health practices and one can choose what one wants to engage with. In this event we bring you perspectives from practitioners giving you a taste of what their practices entails.

Are there different kinds of practices that engage with children, teenagers, non-binary folks and queer folks? Are there helplines when one is dealing with stress and anxiety? We will try to address all your questions around mental health and it’s accessibility.

In collaboration with Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies

Speakers

BN Sharada

Counselling Psychologist

BN Sharada has around 20 years of experience in the field of counselling. During the years she has worked with a spectrum of ages ranging from children to senior citizens. Her special areas of interest include gender, LGBTIQ, caste, group work and using media for therapy. She has been working with Parivarthan since 2001 as a Trainer, Counsellor, Supervisor and Outreach facilitator.

Kakli Gupta

Psychotherapist

Dr. Kakli Gupta is the founder of Manask Psychological Services (www.manask.in) based in Bangalore. She and her team provide psychotherapy, counseling and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and couples in Bangalore and other parts of the world. Kakli holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California, USA and a Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Delhi. She has 20 years of experience in Psychotherapy and Psychological Assessments.

Christy Nag

Social Worker

Christy Nag, an Adivasi of Munda Tribe whose work lies in the intersections of Adivasi, transgender and child rights and mental health. Since 2016 she has been working along with the Adivasi youth from tea gardens in Dooars and is a member of Prayatn – Striving for Equality. Christy is pursuing integrated MPhil-PhD at TISS, Mumbai and is a member of the Queer Collective – TISS, Adivasi Students’ Forum – TISS and the Blue Dawn. She has been writing on Adivasi concerns from Adivasi perspective and has bylines in Youth ki Awaz and First Post.

Sowmya Krishna

Psychiatrist

Dr Sowmya Krishna is a Consultant Psychiatrist with more than 15 years of experience. She has a special interest in adolescent mental health, medically unexplained disorders, personality disorders and mental health issues associated with cancer.

She completed her undergraduate training in Bangalore and then her higher specialist training in General Adult Psychiatry in the UK. She returned to India in 2017. She is the co founder and Head of General Psychiatric Services, The Green Oak Initiative which is a community mental health team. She is also the Lead Psychiatrist at Hank Nunn Institute which provide personality disorder service.

Madhu Shukla

Psychodrama Practitioner

Madhu Shukla is a certified Psychodrama Director (CP) and PAT based out of Bangalore. She believes in the power of creative arts to live and lead with creativity, purpose, and a sense of service. She is a story practitioner and co-founder of By the River, a storytelling initiative started in 2014 that revels in taking the joy and power of stories to adults and communities. Madhu works as a faculty at the Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies Trust.