Remembering Panna


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Prof. Panna Lal Pradhan with his wife Late Durga Devi Pradhan
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Receiving Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Award from Late King Birendra for his service to the nation.
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Receiving felicitation and blessings from mother after getting the award from the king.
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With Nepali Delegation during his China visit and meeting with Chairman Mao, Chinese communist leader and founding father of People’s Republic of China.
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In conversation with Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian Prime Minister, during his India visit.

Panna lal Pradhan (1932-2006) was the first Nepali Psychologist who made significant contributions for the development of educational system and higher education in Nepal.

The tribute blog post will be shared online on 25 Feb on the occasion of 11th death anniversary.

Thanks to Pratibha Pradhan Shrestha for sharing these valuable and historical pictures of an unsung hero!

Call for Applications: MA in Counseling Psychology


Dear All,

Call for application for enrollment in Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MCP) has been announced for the academic session 2017-2019 under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences(FOHSS), Tribhuvan University.

Prospective students can find necessary information attached (admission notice & form).

MA_Counseling_Form-2017.pdf
Admission Notice MCP 2017 F_modified.pdf

LiMH Course 2016


Photo feature of Annual 9th Leadership in Mental health course organized by Sangath and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Goa, India.

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The participants, tutors and staff of LiMH course 2016 at Panjim, Goa.
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Sharing about Nepal experience of MHPSS context
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Presenting the group work on Nepal Mental Health Plan at the end of the course.
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Our plan won the popular votes by participants and faculty. 
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Participants from Nepal: Madhur Basnet from BPKIHS, Ganesh Maya Shrestha from Leprosy Mission and myself from ACF.
Thanks to my former employer, ICRC for partially sponsoring my participation in the course.

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5th PIAD Workshop


I recently participated in 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disasters (PIAD) which took place from 14-17 November in Manila, Philippines. This workshop is organized annually by International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) on behalf of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).This workshop is fifth in a series of similar workshops dealing with psychological research and practice in disaster context and how affected communities deal with the aftermath of such disasters from the psychosocial perspectives.

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Participants and faculty in 5th PIAD workshop

The workshop invites applications from practitioners from Asia and Pacific region for two important facts that over 60% of the world’s population are affected due to 41% of the natural disasters around the world occur in this region and secondly, the majority of countries in this region often lack an advanced infrastructure or support systems to support the affected population, more so with the mental health and psychosocial needs in the post-disaster context. The participants from various countries get a chance to learn from experienced faculty, interact and exchange experiences with other participants and present their own study in a form of poster during the period of four days’ workshop.

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Presenting my poster!

I would like to share the workshop resources which can be accessed here: http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/5th-international-workshop-on-psychological-intervention-after-disasters It includes ppt resources presented by the faculty.

This page covers the whole series of PIAD workshop: http://www.iupsys.net/events/capacity-building-workshops/

Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) Alumni has been set up in mhpss.net for the particpants and faculty of the programme to keep in touch with each other and share resources. Participants are requested to join the group:  http://mhpss.net/groups/training/international-workshop-on-psychological-intervention-after-disasters-piad-alumni

I would like to thank Prof. Nordin Hasan and Mr. Mohd Hizammdin Jaafar from ICSU for their support. And it was a big pleasure to meet and learn from Joop de Jong who was in the faculty this year and who is also the founder of TPO.

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Thanks Joop, esp. for the breakfast conversations.