Our Approach towards Mental Health: Our organization evolved from a fundamentally clinical practice into a unique model of intervention, providing deinstitutionalized/community-based mental healthcare services, and simultaneously making targeted efforts to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
Outpatient Mental Health Services at Manas (OPD)
Psychiatry: Psychiatrists at Manas focus on providing a psychosocial approach and often encouraging clients to resolve their concern only through therapeutic intervention. Our trained professionals provide comprehensive services related to prevention, identification and redressal of mental health concerns. Manas has two psychiatrists in the facility who provide consultations to people. These services are offered both online and offline.
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Approach to Counselling and Therapy at Manas
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. Part of the effort is to destigmatize mental health services within the mindset of clients and their families and address immediate concerns while inculcating a well- being orientation for the long term.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & trained mental health professionals are made available to address mental health needs and concerns.
|Individual treatment plans are prepared for clients based on assessed mental health concerns and specific contextual elements.||Our professionals provide therapeutic intervention to couples struggling with difficulties by identifying and addressing these concerns to enhance their relationship.||Family therapy includes family members and/or significant individuals to implement solutions for the well-being of the entire family|
Mental Health Concerns that can be Addressed via Counselling and Therapy
Psychological problems are often categorized on the basis of severity as common mental disorders (CMDs) and severe mental illnesses (SMIs). SMIs include schizophrenia and other disorders on the psychotic spectrum, bipolar or manic-depressive disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders. CMDs include depression, anxiety, and stress related difficulties that arise due to situational demands and circumstances that create disturbances in normal functioning for individuals. 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 also used for personality disorders where longstanding character traits become recurrently problematic for individuals and their relations, and substance use and addiction, sexual abuse and trauma cases.
All of our trained professionals follow ethical guidelines and standards while providing therapeutic intervention to keep in mind. We always ensure the confidentiality and safety of our clients.
Professionals from the fields of Child Psychology, Special Education, Child Psychiatry, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy form the Manas team and work with children facing difficulties in any areas of functioning. This encompasses intelligence, social ability, education, healthy emotions, and behaviour. Childhood problems commonly treated at Manas include autism, ADHD, learning disability, conduct disorders, speech and language disorders, developmental delays, school refusal etc. We provide individual sessions for children and their families. To connect with us for more details or to book an
appointment for an introductory session, contact us.
Psychometric and psycho-diagnostic assessments play an essential role in conceptualising and initiating therapeutic interventions, and in clarifying diagnoses. Manas uses standardised testing procedures to understand the difficulties around the intellectual adjustment and psychosocial or emotional well-being of clients. This extends to understanding the spectrum of issues that may be taking away from the patients’ positive psychological growth. Psychometric assessments for individuals across all age groups are available in the following areas:
- Intelligence (IQ) Testing
IQ Assessment includes performance and verbal tasks to measure intellectual ability across tasks and culture-fairness in interpretation. These assessments are conducted using standardized tests for a range of age groups.
- Specific Learning Disability
Specific Learning Disability, or SLD assessment involves administration of tests tapping into clients’ level of difficulty with regards to specific scholastic and perceptual skills. Generally paired with IQ assessment, testing for SLD is done to understand aberrations in performance across the aforementioned areas.
- Personality Assessment
Personality assessment involves tests that bring out various aspects of clients’ traits and characteristics and include self-report and projective measures. These are often referred as an aid in self-awareness for clients, or to assist clinicians in gaining insight into the personality patterns of highly guarded clients.
- Neuropsychological Functioning
Neuropsychological assessment is administered to clients showing symptoms reflecting brain damage or degeneration. Several subtests are conducted in order to gauge neuropsychological variables pertaining to the frontal, parietal-occipital, and temporal lobes.
Psycho-diagnostic assessments assist in clarifying diagnoses for clients who report or demonstrate behavioural or psycho-emotional patterns reflective of mixed symptomatology. Psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders, among others, are screened as part of diagnostic assessments. Standardized screenings, self-report, and projective tests are administered following a detailed clinical interview and history taking session. Due consideration is given to personal, internal, conscious and unconscious levels, as well as precipitating factors, relationships and contextual elements. Psychiatrists often refer clients to Manas prior to prescription of medication or alteration of dosage. Psychotherapeutic interventions are also streamlined following psycho-diagnostic assessment.
- Career Guidance (Aptitude and Interest Assessment)
Career assessment at Manas is a comprehensive process based on our premise that a healthy career choice is an alignment of an individual’s interests, aptitudes, and relevant personality variables. Therefore, we begin with a detailed interview regarding career conceptualizations and future orientation. This is followed by aptitude testing, administration of scales assessing interest areas, and facilitation of self-disclosure activities that bring forth personality variables and traits pertinent to career. It includes an understanding of primary traits, brief assessment of career-personality, strengths and obstacles to career perceived by the client, and value systems. The career report brings out the match between the three key areas: interest, aptitude and personality. It then provides detailed and specific recommendations (including market trends in relevant areas, where applicable) based on the results of the assessment. Interactive report sharing sessions are often a follow up of career assessment, wherein the client and key family members are briefed on findings and engaged with for the road ahead.
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91-11-41708571, 8802023901 (10am – 5pm)
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