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