Updating Bibliographies: Research Publications & MA Thesis

bibliography psychresearch nepal
bibliography psychresearch nepal

This year I am going to update the bibliographies of the psychological research in Nepal and MA Theses in Psychology submitted to Tribhuvan University which I had published in Martin Chautari website in 2012. These bibliographies were compiled to inform and guide the researchers and students to trace the resources in literature review for their research work. After 4 years, many studies have been conducted and publications have appeared in different journals and other means such as books, dissertations and reports. Many students have also completed the MA thesis during this time period. These resources have been immensely useful for the academic work and I have received requests and feedback to update them regularly. To complete this task, your support will be invaluable so, I would like to request you to submit any relevant information related to your work and publications which can be included in the bibliography. You can follow the format below to send the information under the following six categories:


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name. Year of Publication. TITLE. City: Publisher

Eg: Shrestha, Ayan B. 2004. Manobigyan ka Kehi Kura. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name AND full names of co-authors if any. Year of Publication. TITLE of the chapter. In title of the Book. Author(s) or Editor(s), ed., pp-pp (range of page numbers) City: Publisher.

Eg: Crawford, Mary, Michelle Kaufman and Alka Gurung. 2007. Women and Children Last: The Effects of the Maoist Insurgency on Gender-based Violence. In Contentious Politics and Democratization: Maoist Insurgency, Identity Politics and Social Movements in Nepal. M. Lawoti, ed., pp. 95–119. London: Sage.


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name AND full names of co-authors if any. Year of Publication. TITLE of the article. Journal Issue (volume): pp-pp (range of page numbers)

Eg: Pradhan, Panna L. and Paul J. Hoffman. 1963. Effect of Spacing and Range of Stimuli on Magnitude Estimation Judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology 66(6): 533–541.


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name. Year of Completion. TITLE of the dissertation. Ph.D. diss., Name of the University

Eg: Subba, Shishir. 2003. Perception of Diseases and Illness among Health-Providers and Health-Seekers in Jajarkot District, Nepal. Ph.D. diss., Copenhagen University.


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name. Year of Publication. TITLE of the report. Organization, Address & URL if available online

Eg: Kohrt, Brandon A. 2007. Recommendations to Promote Psychosocial Well-Being of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) in Nepal, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization-Nepal/ UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal. Available at www.unicef.org/wcaro/Recommendation_to_promote_psychosocial_ well_being_of_children_associated_to_armed_forces_and_groups.pdf


Last (Family) Name, First Name & Middle Name. Year of Submission. TITLE of the thesis.

Eg: Maharjan, Sujen Man. 2013. Attitudes toward love among Newars in Kathmandu.

Kindly send me the information in my email: sujenman by 31 March, 2016. Also, please, find attached herewith the previous bibliographies for your reference.


10 Facts about Nepali Psychologists


  1. Panna Lal Pradhan was the first Nepali to do PhD in psychology from University of Oregon in 1962.
  2. Sarala Thapa was the first chairperson of MA program at the Central Department of Psychology in Tribhuvan University in 1980.
  3.  Sarvagya Narayan Shrestha founded Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA) in 1982 and Central Association of Psychology (CAP) in 2000.
  4. Ayan Bahadur Shrestha is the most popular Nepali psychologist who has published many psychology related books in Nepali language. Manobigyan ka rochak Tathya haru was the best seller in 1990s.
  5. Murari Prasad Regmi is the most published Nepali psychologist who has authored and co-authored over 40 research articles in national and international journals.
  6.  Karuna Onta is the first Nepali female psychologist to earn her PhD in Social Psychology in 1987 from Leningrad University, former Soviet Union.
  7.  Madhav Bahadur Singh Karki and Bhuwan Lal Joshi were the first psychologists to serve at Public Service Commission of Nepal Government.
  8. Shanta Niraula is the current chairperson of the Psychology Department in Kirtipur.
  9.  Sabitri Sthapit is the president of Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA), newly   formed professional association of Nepali psychologists in 2015.
  10.  Bhava Poudyal is an internationally renowned Nepali psychologist working in the humanitarian settings.

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square 

Some of the pictures below are from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Earthquakes in April/May earlier this year have affected this place as well. Some of the important structures have been damaged but most of the structure stand still beautiful and elegant as ever in this clean city. I was amazed to know that only the top part (gajur) was moved on the Nyatapola Temple which is one of the tallest structure there, and it still stands strong. The ancient knowledge of such architecture needs to be preserved.  


Mental Health in Complex Emergencies 2015 Course

Some months ago, I  participated in 11th Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) course, organized by Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University in collaboration with HealthNetTPO, UNHCR, and International Medical Corps at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia held from 20th to 30th September. 25 professionals from various countries representing/working in different international humanitarian organizations participated in the course. Me and one of my colleagues working in the psychosocial support program (Hateymalo) for the families of missing in Nepal was supported by ICRC to attend this course, thanks to my institution.


About the course

The course was directed by Larry Hollingworth, C.B.E., Humanitarian Programs Director, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC); Lynne Jones, O.B.E. FRCPsych., Ph.D., Visiting scientist, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University; and Peter Ventevogel, M.D. Senior Mental Health Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

On the first week for Module 1, Larry Hollingworth, Peter Ventevogel, Lynne Jones, Catherine Evans and Inka Weissbecker facilitated various sessions covering the most essential topics on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in complex emergencies.

In the second week for Module 2, there were additional instructors such as Judith Bass and Charlotte Hanlon for topic on Conducting MHPSS Research in humanitarian settings, Lena Verdeli for topic on Group Interpersonal Therapy for humanitarian settings and Professor Atalay Alem for special guest lecture on Mental Health in Ethiopia.

Personal Reflection of Practitioners

I would like to share some short video clips of personal experiences and reflection shared by field practitioners about implementing MHPSS programming in complex emergencies. Thanks to Kasey Cruz for helping to record my presentation, rest of the videos were recorded by myself. Thanks to Bishnu for the picture and Caitlin for writing her experience of the course.


Sujen Man Maharjan from ICRC, Nepal

Tadu Bezu from IMC, Ethiopia

Mahmuda from UNHCR, Bangladesh

Abdulwasi Yusuf from IMC, Ethiopia

Alaa’Alddin Al’masri and Awwad Manar from IMC, Jordan

Boniface Duku from HealthNet TPO, South Sudan

Caitlin Cockcroft from UK working in HealthNet TPO, South Sudan.


 Being able to work with community resources, current resiliency and encouraging individuals to utilise their support networks already in place – this is something that will be the focus of all my work in future. We spend too much of our time focusing on people’s weaknesses, the problems and challenges they face, and how we can parachute in, provide and leave. I like that the conversation is changing especially with regards to mental health. We can’t be the savior who comes and treats and leaves. Much of the work can be done at the ground level, within the community. We can prevent mental health issues from developing or worsening by ensuring that people have, and use, their community support systems.

To read the complete text, please click here: IMC – MHCE- Caitlinwrites