Individual And Family Therapy

Our trained psychologists work with individuals and families to address psycho-emotional issues arising in the context of relationships and life experiences and co-create solutions to promote healthy coping through counseling and psychotherapy. Individual management plans are prepared for clients based on assessed concerns and specific contextual elements which 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.

Clients normally approach us for common mental disorders (depression, anxiety, and stress related difficulties that arise due to situational demands and circumstances that create disturbances in normal functioning for individuals.) and severe mental illnesses (include schizophrenia and other disorders on the psychotic spectrum, bipolar, OCD, autism, ADHD, learning disability, relationship counselling, tele counselling, tele medicine, career assessment or manic-depressive disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, personality disorders and addiction). Based on the need of the clients, we use a combination individual therapy, family therapy, with pharmacological therapy to assist the restoration of normal functioning and healthy coping.

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Psychometric Assessments

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 maybe 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 a battery of tests tapping into clients’ level of difficulty with regards to specific scholastic and perceptual skills. SLD assessment takes into account attention, language (via reading, writing, spelling, expression and comprehension) arithmetic, and perceptual gestalt and accuracy. 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

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 Counselling

Career planning and decisions are often confusing and stressful for adolescents and young adults. Young adults face immense pressure to develop plans on a structured timeline that allows for little variation or uncertainty. At Manas, we conduct career counselling with a positive psychological approach that engages with many issues. These issues include family/peer pressure, following the herd, foreclosure, unrealistic aspirations, evaluation apprehension, indecision, self-esteem and identity crisis. Dealing with these issues simplifies the decision-making process and career choices for young adults.

Our premise is that positive career choices are made when there is an alignment between these three aspects. The three aspects are individual’s interest areas, aptitudes, and integral personality characteristics. Therefore, we begin with a detailed interview regarding career conceptualizations and future orientation 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.

Mental Health Helpline

At Manas we receive calls for multiple issues like anxiety, depression, anger management, OCD’s, learning disability, fears and phobias, mood disorders, and marital conflicts on daily basis. Apart from this, we also receive calls about caregivers concerns for people with mental health needs, career guidance, eating disorders, disruptive behaviours and impulse control. Other issues include conduct disorder, work life balance, substance abuse and addiction, and traumas.

Therefore, Manas started a mental health helpline focusing on the following three key areas

Immediate Psychological Support

We listen, understand and provide support to our callers with utmost sensitivity and care. Myths are dispelled around mental health issues while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality.

Psycho-education

The callers are sensitised about their current concerns and recommended adequate steps. The most prevalent problems are depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, anxiety attacks, suicidal ideation and issues of dealing with people with mental illness by family members. Information on available resources within communities for assistance is also dispensed. Post the telephonic counseling, callers understand the normality of their concerns and are able to seek appropriate help.

Guidance and Reference

We provide guidance and references in a de-stigmatized and a sensitive environment to aid the caller.

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