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Participating in a didactic group is an effective way to enhance clinical skills, share knowledge, foster professional development, stay current with the latest research, and connect with like-minded colleagues. My hope for a didactic group is that it is more than just a learning space - it is a nurturing community where we grow together, supporting each other through the complexities of our calling. Through open dialogue, case presentations, sharing of lived experience, critical discussions, and collaborative problem-solving, I hope for us to enhance our clinical skills, deepen our theoretical knowledge, and learn and unlearn together. 

If you're looking for an environment to have open-minded discussions, play around with innovative ideas, and foster critical thinking, this group may be a good fit for you, and I encourage you to reach out. To preserve its intimate setting and learn from all participants, groups are usually limited to 6 - 8 participants. To maintain therapeutic boundaries, this group is not open to present and former clients.

Take a look at the past didactic discussion topics we explored in 2020!

Eating Disorders

Our group explored innovative approaches that go beyond traditional treatments to address the complex nature of eating disorders. We also discussed therapeutic failures in working with eating disorders.

Feb 2020

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

We explored the potential of controlled psychedelic substances in conjunction with psychotherapy for working with treatment-resistant mental health concerns and identified the risks and ethical obligations of introducing this therapy in India.

August 2020

Genito-Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorders

We sought to learn more about sexual pain disorders through an integrated biopsychosocial lens. We also shared our concerns about our limitations and levels of competence and care that could be offered, and the importance of interdisciplinary care.

April 2020

Managing Ethical Dilemmas

Our group discussed navigating ethical challenges with a lack of standardized ethics in India. We noted the ethical codes of the USA (APA), UK (BACP & COSCA), and Australia (APS) are commonly adopted by Indian practitioners as a framework to practice ethically; and examined the relevance of these conduct codes in India.

October 2020

Trauma and Dissociation

Our didactic team examined the brain's response to trauma while critically evaluating and challenging widespread theories around dissociation. 

June 2020

Sociopolitical Justice in the Indian Context

Sociopolitical justice in India is a complex and often contradictory concept. We explored the nuances in the implementation and interpretation of "social justice" within Indian therapeutic spaces.

December 2020

I am currently not running any didactic groups. This page will be updated when didactics groups are resumed. 


In an increasingly divided world that often sees matters in absolutes, fostering critical thinking through psychoanalytic knowledge can impact our field by helping it be more attuned to the subtleties of patients’ experiences, especially around psychological wounding, cultural trauma, othering, and discrimination. Moving away from oppressor-centric narratives that can lead to the silencing and minimization of massive psychic traumas (especially during times of humanitarian crises), the focus of our readings and discussions is to challenge our assumptions and expand our clinical horizons and the way we think about our work, our clients, and the world around us. 

Our group consumes and critiques scholarly works by pioneers in psychoanalysis, ranging from traditional analytic texts to contemporary pieces of psychodynamic literature. If you are interested in introducing psychodynamic thought to your practice, seek to identify how we can contribute to paradigmatic shifts in the counseling field, or want to discuss analytic theory with a group of people who seek to tease out nuances hidden in dense texts, reach out! Please note that in an effort to uphold clear ethical boundaries, this group is not open to present and former clients.

I am currently not running any reading groups. This page will be updated when reading groups are resumed. 

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