A webinar on “The Need for Supervision in the field of Mental Health” was delivered by IAPS for Parul Institute of Arts, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, on 24th of August, 2022.
The facilitator was Ms Rajani Nandakumar, Secretary, IAPS. The webinar was well received.
The 11th Batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Mental Health Professionals was held on 3rd, 4th and 5th June, 2022 in Mumbai
A first of its kind Symposium was hosted by IAPS on 9th and 10th of April, 2022. It was a huge success. The Organising Committee members were presented with trophies for their work to make this event a huge success.
The Guest of Honor was Dr Thara Rangaswamy, a psychiatrist by training, the Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, of a not for profit NGO called SCARF ( Schizophrenia Research Foundation) in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
4th AGM of IAPS was held on 21st May, 2022 at Presidency Club, Egmore, Chennai -8. The various committees presented their reports of activities of the year gone by.
During the AGM, election results to the post of Office Bearers were announced by Ms Selvi, the Legal Advisor of IAPS.
Dr Vasuki Mathivanan – President; Ms Rajani Nandakumar – Secretary; Dr Aprajita Bhardwaj – Joint Secretary; and Ms Arthy Sriram – Treasurer were elected unopposed.
In the 2nd day of the conference, we had three sessions and a panel discussion. The first Session was on “Gestalt Therapy” by Dr. Sam Manickam. The second session was addressed by Ms. P.K.Saru on “Supervision – A Meta Perspective”. The third session was handled by Dr. Aparna, TISS, Mumbai gave a talk on ”Narrative Therapy: Building Strengths and Preferred Stories”. Following which the panel discussion was held on ”Achieving Excellence in Practice Scope and Challenges” by four Mental Health Professionals
Finally, we had the valedictory function for which our Chief Guest Ms.Susan Mathew, IAS (Retd) Former Additional Cheif Secretary, Govt. of Tamilnadu gave her speech.
The inaugural function was presided by Dr.Vasuki Mathivanan, Founder and President of IAPS and the Milestones of IAPS was presented by its Secretary Dr. Sumathi Narayanan. Following which the function was honoured by a speech given by the Chief Guest, Ms.Letika Saran IPS (retd.,) former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu. The conference had two sessions and a panel discussion on its first day. The first session was delivered by Mr. David Gotieb from Australia on “The Basics of Healing Inner Conflict (HIC)”. The second session was on “Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT) – Techniques and Process”, was delivered by Ms. Loheswary Arumugam, Malaysia. Following which the panel discussion was held on ”Significance of Professional Supervision in Indian Context” by IAPS Certified Professional Supervisors.
The beginning is the most important part of the work”. The inauguration of Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors held on Mar 1st, 2019 at Regents Central Deccan, Chennai. A new chapter is started in the Mental Health profession in India through IAPS. This is the first step to bring about a healthy change in the profession and to improve the quality of services as well as enhancing the well-being of the mental health professionals