A webinar on “The Need for Supervision in the field of Mental Health” was organised 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 12 batch of senior mental health professionals who were certified as Professional Supervisors from Australian Counselling Association. The training was held in Chennai on 2nd, 3rd and 4th September, 2022.

AMERICAN COLLEGE, Madurai, the temple town of South India is one of the reputed Institute which was founded by Americans in 1881. It is an honor for IAPS to   collaborate with this Esteemed Institute.. Dr.Veena, EC member, is instrumental and coordinated the whole process..

Vadodara Psychology Club in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors announces its second online session for Group Supervision on Wednesday 24 August 2022 on “Therapist’s Engagement during therapy: Pros & Cons“.

Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors (IAPS) held it first online workshop for the year 2022 on 15 th August. “Neuropsychotherapy and its Relevance in Contemporary Practice Today” The facilitator was Ms Jan Sky, a Neuropsychotherapist, Educator and Supervisor from Australia.
This workshop was enthusiastically received and there was good interaction.A collage of the workshop is given here.

Vadodara Psychology Club held a group supervision session in collaboration with Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors on 29th July, 2022 on “Handling Resistant Clients”. This is a maiden session by IAPS in group supervision. IAPS is looking to collaborate with organisations and academic institutions to hold more such sessions.We are happy to present the feedback
received.

MC Vimarsha Jain introducing the Guest of Honor, Dr Thara Rangaswamy. Dr.. Thara Rangaswamy  is 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. SCARF is a premier center offering treatment and rehabilitation for the mentally ill.

She is on the Advisory Committee to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Geneva and on the editorial Board of several reputed journals including the Schizophrenia Bulletin.

She is the first Indian to win an award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) for her research in clinical and community psychiatry In 2021. Recently in March 2022, she received the Naari Shakti Puraskar award from the President of India, the highest civilian honor to women.

Dr Thara kindly consented to hand over the trophies to the VAMHS organizing committee and the volunteers.

4th AGM of IAPS was held on 21st May, 2022 at Presidency Club, Egmore, Chennai -8

VAMHS CELEBRATION

The 11th Batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Mental Health Professionals in Mumbai. The training was held on 3rd, 4th and 5th June, 2022

The 9th Batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Faculty Members of Montfort College, Bengaluru. The training was held on 26, 27 and 28th November, 2021.

The 8th Batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Mental Health Practitioners held between 24th to 26th September, 2021 in Bengaluru

IAPS POSH Training held on July 10th 2021 in Zoom platform facilitated by Dr J Vasanthakumari

The 7th batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Mental Health Practitioners held between 5th to 7th of March 2021 in Mumbai.

Letter of Appreciation received from One life charitable trust and welfare association for the Assam Teachers Training project that was hosted by the Rotary Club of Madras NextGen.

IAPS has stepped into its 3rd successful year and we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary on the 1st of March 2021 and another important milestone in IAPS history.

IAPS webinar on "Supervisee as a Learner" held on Jan 30th 2021 and was facilitated by Ms P K Saru, MA, LLB, TSTA(P,C), a well-known psychotherapist, trainer and consultant and Honorary Member of IAPS.

The 6th batch of Professional Supervisor Training for Mental Health Practitioners held between 29th to 31st of October 2020

World Mental Health Day, Saturday the 10th of October 2020

IAPS held a Special Webinar on World Mental Health Day on Competencies of Professional Supervision with Special Guest International Expert Dr.Jeff Chang, from Canada

IAPS AGM Special Guest Lecture

IAPS AGM Special Guest Lecture by Dr.Phillip Armstrong on Group Supervision held on 4th July 2020

IAPS Proud & Pride Moment

IAPS received an appreciation letter from Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Honourable Governor of Telangana.

The Vibrant Team of IAPS Organizing Committee of International Conference on "Professional Excellence in Mental Health Practice - A way Ahead"

IAPS in collaboration with MSSW held a two-day international conference on the topic, "Professional Excellence in Mental Health Practice - A Way Ahead", on the 17th & 18th of February 2020.

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.

IAPS in collaboration with MSSW held a two-day international conference on the topic, "Professional Excellence in Mental Health Practice - A Way Ahead", on the 17th & 18th of February 2020.

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.

IAPS Training in Professional Supervision on Mental Health - January 2020

IAPS has proudly displayed it’s excellence by triumphantly accomplishing the training of it’s 5th batch in Bangalore from 10th to 12th  January 2020.

IAPS' 4th batch and the first International training

Senior mental health professionals from Nepal who were certified as Professional Supervisors from Australian Counselling Association. This is IAPS’ 4th batch and the first International training.

IAPS Book release & World mental health day Seminar Oct 10th 2019

World mental health day is observed on the 10th of October every year. On this day, Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors (IAPS) together in unity with the Department of Psychology; University of Madras held a seminar on, “Challenges in Mental Health Practices “, to commemorate the occasion. The seminar explained the need for supervision and its advantages. Supervision being an integral part of the person who practice psychology and the seminar enlightened the participants with proper methods and ethics for supervision. Furthermore, “Code of Ethics and Practice for Supervisors”, a book that exquisitely describes the same was released by Dr.Mohanraj and received by Dr.Charumathi in the seminar held by IAPS, a pioneer work and a milestone.

IAPS Training on Mental Health, for Professional Supervision on Mental Health September

IAPS had successfully completed it’s training for the fourth batch of Professionals, who were passionate and dedicated on Mental Health, for Professional Supervision, between September the 13th to 15th of 2019. We had participants from various cities like Trivandrum, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

IAPS organised a workshop by Professor Maurizio Gasseau ,who is a Jungian Analyst, from Turin, Italy on ”Psychodramatic supervision” on Aug 3, 2019

First talk on "Awareness for Professional Supervision in Practice" On June 24, 2019 At MOP Vaishnav College Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan and Dr. Keerthi Pai

"IAPS WISDOM" e-Newsletter launched On June 22, 2019

TRAINING Held On MAY 10 – 12, 2019

Inauguration Held On March 1, 2019

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

Training Held On JAN 4 – 6, 2019

Training Held On Sept 21 - 23, 2018