Manas psychologists work with
individuals to address psycho-emotional issues arising in the context of family
and relationships to co-create solutions. We aid individuals in utilising their
intrapersonal and external resources to alleviate distress and create greater
well-being through counseling and psychotherapy. At Manas, the psycho-social
model of mental health therapy is practiced. This is distinct from the medical
model in its use of the individual’s context, relationships, and access to
justice in formulating the pathway of care.
problems are often categorized on the basis of severity as common mental
disorders (CMDs) and severe mental illnesses (SMIs).
For both SMIs and CMDs regular
psychotherapeutic intervention is required (along with pharmacological therapy
as applicable) to assist the restoration of normal functioning in individuals.
Individual and family therapy is conducted with individuals presenting with
Individual management plans are
prepared for clients based on assessed concerns and specific contextual elements.
These ensure redressal of immediate concerns and crisis-intervention, followed
by goal-setting towards the development and enhancement of coping skills.
Ethical standards of psychotherapy are stringently maintained in the
implementation of these plans.
Taking from the psycho-social model,
psychological disorders and difficulties are often a function of familial and
relational issues, and family therapy
is practiced to address any concerns that may arise. Family therapy is usually
applied in cases where conflicts arise within families due to unhealthy
relationship or communication patterns. Family members are often included in
the therapy process to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of individual
clients to psycho-educate individual clients’ family members and gain their
support for an enabling environment at home. As a psychotherapeutic approach,
family therapy includes family members and/or significant individuals to
implement solutions for the well-being of the entire family. Family Therapy aims
at empowering the individual and the family in self-determination, greater
autonomy, positive reintegration into healthy patterns of living, and
intrapersonal and interpersonal interactions.