Record of Nepali Psychologists


record-of-Nepali-psychologists-2019This open document was started to create a record of Nepali psychologists who have completed Masters, MPhil, PhD, or DPhil degree and who have had worked in the field. Some of the psychologists are now retired or are no longer with us while there are recent graduates too who have just began their career as a psychologist. The message was sent out to Nepalese Psychology Network (NEPsychNet) requesting members to provide their academic and contact details (See original message: http://psychology.com.np/?place=msg%2Fpsychology-network%2FXbBot5KhLi8%2FT9yL0F74BQAJ). Altogether 72 entries were made from November 2018 to March 2019. But contact details was entered for only 23 individuals. The quick go over in their current affiliation shows that majority of them are engaged in NGO/INGOs followed by academic institutions. The main information from the record has been synthesized here and this will be periodically updated as the document will stay online for new entries. It is important to remember that this record is not exhaustive and does not include all information related to persons (from Nepal) who have completed their studies in Psychology. It only reflects the information obtained voluntarily from NEPsychNet members and their referrals.

The name list has been arranged chronologically by year of completion of highest degree in Psychology:

S.No. Full Name University Academic Degree Completed Year
1 Panna Lal Pradhan University of Oregon, USA PhD 1962
2 Minakshi Nepal Banaras Hindu University, India PhD 1977
3 Kulanand Das Patna University, India PhD 1984
4 Ayan  Bahadur Shrestha Patna University, India PhD 1986
5 Sarvagya Narayan Shrestha Banaras Hindu University, India PhD 1988
6 Arzu Rana Punjab University, India PhD 1990
7 Shanta Niraula Banaras Hindu University, India PhD 1998
8 Bharati Adhikari Banaras  Hindu University, India PhD 2000
9 Shishir Subba University Of Copenhagen, Denmark PhD 2002
10 Nandita Sharma Tribhuvan University, Nepal PhD 2002
11 Gopi Lal Neupane Tribhuvan University, Nepal PhD 2004
12 Ganga Pathak Tribhuvan University, Nepal PhD 2012
13 Khagendra Prasad Subedi Pacific University, India PhD 2016
14 Ram P. Sapkota McGill University, Canada PhD 2017
15 Narayan Prasad Sharma  Unknown PhD 2018
16 Sumaya Rai  Unknown PhD 2019
17 Murari Prasad Regmi  Unknown PhD Unknown
18 Rita Shrestha University Of Delhi, India PhD Unknown
19 Sabitri Sthapit Unknown PhD Unknown
20 Tara Shah Unknown PhD Unknown
21 Ram Chandra Timothy Unknown PhD Unknown
22 Mita Rana Tribhuwan University, Nepal PhD Unknown
23 Kameshwor Yadav  Unknown PhD Unknown
24 Karuna Onta Unknown PhD Unknown
25 Niranjan Prasad Upadhaya Unknown PhD Unknown
26 Kedar B. Rayamajhi Unknown PhD Unknown
27 Kishor Adhikari Unknown PhD Unknown
28 Nawaraj Subba Tribhuwan University, Nepal PhD Unknown
29 Narendra Thagunna  Unknown PhD Unknown
30 Usha Kiran Subba Allahabad University, India D. Phil 2009
31 Trishna Bista Manipal University, India MPhil 2008
32 Anjan Kumar Dhakal Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital MPhil 2015
33 Sirjana Adhikari Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital MPhil 2016
34 Bhava Poudyal Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 1997
35 Chetana Lokshum Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 1997
36 Buddi Bahadur Khatri Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2000
37 Padma Prasad Ghimire Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2000
38 Nabin Bajracharya Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2003
39 Sandesh Dhakal Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2004
40 Khem Raj Bhatta Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2004
41 Sumitra Dhakal Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2006
42 Sita Maya Thing ,Lama Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2007
43 Sabitra Neupane Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2007
44 Sarita Shrestha Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2007
45 Shristi Shrestha Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2009
46 Rocky Maharjan Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2012
47 Sujen Man Maharjan Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2013
48 Suira Joshi Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2014
49 Upama Poudel Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2014
50 Ganesh Amgain Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2014
51 Reena Joshi Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2014
52 Fanindra Kumar Neupane Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2015
53 Renu Shakya Tribhuwan University, Nepal MA 2015
54 Arishma Shrestha Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India MA 2015
55 Jessica Manandhar Sabitribai Phule University of Pune, India MA 2015
56 Pragya Rimal Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India MA 2016
57 Pujan Sharma Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2016
58 Shyam Sundar Shrestha Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2016
59 Roshan Sintakala Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2016
60 Upasana Adhikari Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2016
61 Apsara Katuwal Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2016
62 Ruju Ghimire Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2017
63 Muna Lama Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2017
64 Kripa Sigdel Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2017
65 Prabin Shrestha Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
66 Pratima khatiwada Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
67 Sujan Shrestha Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
68 Rachana Shrestha Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
69 Rama Karki Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
70 Jeevan Gurung Tribhuvan University, Nepal MA 2018
71 Yubaraj Adhikari University of Liverpool, UK MSc 2017
72 Tapasya Budhathoky Bangalore University, India Msc 2018

Thank you to those who have voluntarily provided their information for this record. Feedback, additional information on the list above and new entries are welcome: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-rynTa87RQKvH8XSpMfHgMDVx_PvTshmWLqDqZjVRQ4/edit?usp=sharing

Please, spread a word if you know somebody who needs to be included here.

First Document (March 2019): record_of_Nepali_psychologists-March2019

Note: This file will be periodically updated on quarterly or biannual basis based on the new information obtained.

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2 Years with ACF


I finished my work in ACF after two years. I joined ACF for an integrated intervention for earthquake affected people in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts. I was glad to be able to once again continue my career in a humanitarian sector after working few years in ICRC for the families of missing in an accompaniment/psychosocial support program. After seven months in Nuwakot Base, I moved to Kathmandu office as a roving programme manager to cover more districts like Saptari and Rautahat in addition to previous two districts.

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A mother and child in Rasuwa, where ACF was one of the main organizations in humanitarian response after earthquakes in 2015.

One of the best things that happened in ACF was that, in addition to my own sector of mental health and care practices, I had a chance to learn and work with colleagues from other sectors such as Nutrition, WASH, FSL and DRR. This enriched my whole experience and taught to take a look at programming from multi-sectorial perspectives to have more impact and long lasting results.

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A field visit in a health post in Salme where trained ANM is helping a lactating mother.
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A psychosocial worker meeting an adolescent mother to discuss about care practices.

It was nice to be part of two international conferences, one ACF organized in 2017 on Child’s Health and Development: Improving children’s lives, Maximizing their abilities and another one was International Mental Health Conference Nepal (IMHCN) 2018 as a executive member of the organizing committee in partnership with Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health, PHCRD.

Now, I have decided to take a break from humanitarian work for a while and am returning back to doing research.

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Participation in International Mental Health Conference Nepal (2018) with colleagues.

 

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With ACF Colleagues, Care Practices Training in 2016. Thanks to all of them for their support & cooperation.

Some Key publications:

ACF_MHCP_in_Nepal.V7 (Overall ACF Programmes)

MHCP_Saptari_FINALIZED1 (Programme in Saptari)

Evaluation Report (2016-nepal-Nuwakot and Rasuwa Programme evaluation)

Other Institutional Resources:

https://www.alnap.org/membership/members/action-against-hunger


Draft of Revised Mental Health Policy Nepal


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Bhogedra Dottel, Chief of Primary Health Care and Revitalization Division, Department of Health Services
A workshop was organized today by Curative Service Division, Ministry of Health and Population to finalize draft Mental Health Policy and Legislation. The division is now taking this forward for necessary approval process soon.
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Dr. Sushil Nath Pyakhurel from Ministry of Health and Population
Please, find attached the drafts of policy and legislation for the reference. If any one want to give feedback on these documents, I would be glad to pass it on to focal person who is coordinating with the ministry. Kindly write to me in direct message. The deadline for communication is 14 June.

IMHCN 2018


It’s been exactly a month we organized International Mental Health Conference Nepal (IMHCN) 2018 after several months of preparation and collaboration between representatives from different government and non-government organizations working in the area of mental health in Nepal.

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The lead organizer of the conference was Ministry of Health, Department of Health Services, Primary Health Care Revitalization Division. It took place in Park Village Resort, Kathmandu on 16 and 17 Feb, 2018. It was supported by 16 different organizations and academic institution composed of main organizing committee and seven sub-committees (Scientific, Communication & Media, Souvenir, Policy Discourse, Terminology Translation, Hospitality & Event Management and Finance & Logistics) dedicated to execute specific tasks related to the conference. I had an opportunity to be in the organizing committee and coordinator of Communication & Media Subcommittee. Other members of my committee were Suraj Shakya, Gopal Dhakal and Ritesh Khadka. I would like to thank them for their cooperation.

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This conference addressed the mental health and psychosocial themes by presenting scientific studies and programmatic innovations by bringing together mental health & psychosocial professionals, academics, service users and related stakeholders in the common platform. Keynote and invited speakers gave special presentations on key themes related to mental health and psychosocial well-being. Researchers from Nepal and various countries shared their findings and field experiences. Presentations and debates focused on promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation approaches that contribute to improving mental health and psychosocial well-being.

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Altogether 34 papers and 51 posters were presented/exhibited in the two-day conference. 6 keynote speakers and 4 invited speakers from Nepal and other countries highlighted the importance of mental health and psychosocial services and research. Over 350 participants attended the conference. Me along with four other ACF colleagues participated and we had one paper presentation by Karine Le Roch on FUSAM research and one poster exhibition related to one of the projects ACF implemented in Nuwakot and Rasuwa after the earthquakes.

The program book and presentations are now available in the website:

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NEPsychNet Digest 2017


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Pdf file: NEPsychNet_2017_Digest (Hyperlinks are active in pdf version).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e1pv7plh21xdqfr/NEPsychNet_2017_Digest.pdf?dl=0