Program Head and Core Faculty: P.G. Diploma Expressive Arts Therapy Program, St. Xavier’s College (AUTONOMOUS), Mumbai.
My work here focuses on curriculum designing, teaching core papers of DMT, Fieldwork, Research and Counselling. Bringing together internationally certified and the senior most professionals in the country to the program and organising international lectures with different colleges around the world doing pioneering work in Expressive and Creative Arts Therapy.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist: SRCC Rehabilitation Centre, Mumbai
My work here focuses on working with Early Intervention Program, Individual and Group sessions for those availing services of the Rehabilitation Setup. Working in Multi-disciplinary set-up here also involves case discussions and workshops with the staff.
Clinical Psychologist and Dance Movement Psychotherapist : Janakalyan Sevashram, Mumbai
My work here involves providing counselling services for children who come from a difficult background by using creative arts therapies. Different programs have been developed to train the staff and the volunteers to work empathically with the children. Group work with children is based in DMP is an important part of the work here at the Ashram. The practice is trauma-informed, indigenous and intersectional.
Private Practice ( 2013- present): Mumbai
Individual and group sessions for children, adolescents, adults and elderly for neuro- rehabilitation and psychological rehabilitation.
Faculty : P.G. Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy, Pune
The role covers a training program learning theoretical underpinning and practical application of Dance Movement Psychotherapy across clinical populations and development of research practices in DMP along with provision of supervision and support to the trainees.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist : Jeeva Centre, Mumbai
Working with the elderly in short term, open, mixed groups to bring movement to them.
Honorary Mentor: Youth for Expressive Arts
My role here is to help the organisation build visibility for expressive arts and advocacy for the field especially with the youth based in ethical practice and representation.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist : Goenka and Associates Educational Trust Counselling Centre, Mumbai
My work here involved being a DMP for about 120 students who are differently abled attending different projects in an individual as well as group format. My work involved building evidence based practice to further our work in the field of dance movement psychotherapy. Apart from Assessment and treatment planning, it involved delivering specially designed modules to mainstream students, staff, parents, multidisciplinary teams and senior management.
Faculty: Dance Movement Therapy Diploma, TISS, Mumbai.
Consultant Dance Movement Psychotherapist: Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society, India.
My journey with PDMDS started as a volunteer to then being employed with them as a clinical psychologist and dance movement therapist. Since 2009, my work has been community based support work which involved using dance movement therapy interventions for the Wellbeing of PD patients and their caregivers. It had also involved helping to form the creative movement module for training groups across the country. This work was presented across various international and national conferences. Please view conferences sections for more information on this work.
Honorary Advisory Council Member - Creative Movement Therapy Association of India.
Honorary Dance Movement Psychotherapist : Anandi School for Children with special needs, Mumbai.