Repetitive Negative Thinking leads to Depression – Kaartik Gupta, Clinical Psychologist AKGsOVIHAMS
44th National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP) was held at Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P. from 23rd-25th Feb, 2018. The conference also marked the Golden Jubilee Year of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP) that has been working for the recognition and welfare of Licensed Clinical Psychologists in India.
The theme for this year’s NACIACP was “Role of Clinical Psychologists in Mental Health Advocacy: Challenges and Perspectives in Global Scenario”. Prof. (Dr.) Amool R. Singh, President IACP, emphasised on the need for better facilities and allotment of resources towards mental health as about 6 -7% of the Indian population is suffering from some form of mental illness. Widespread stigma in our society is a major hindrance for people seeking professional help and the only way to counter this is to make people more aware of the importance of mental health, sensitising about mental illness, and providing easy access to mental health professionals.
The conference was a great success as nearly 500 professionals presented their research papers in the scientific sessions. Topics related to Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, and recent advances in the field of Clinical Psychology were presented. Kaartik Gupta, Clinical Psychologist at AKGsOVIHAMS Medical Centre, presented a paper titled “Repetitive Negative Thinking in Depression and OCD” which suggests that both worry and rumination are common across patients with Depression and OCD. The findings of this study have implications on the kind of techniques used in psychotherapy for these disorders.
Kaartik Gupta, M.Sc,M.Phil(Cl.Psy) has also presented paper on ADHD in International Conference at Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is a Visiting Psychologist at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), and Samvedna apart from AKGsOVIHAMS clinics. He has been giving Talks on Radio on various programs on Socio – Psychological Issues like Road Rage, Anger, Depression , Anxiety, Fear Phobias and on World Mental Health Day etc. and addressing students & parents also how to handle Exams pressure etc.
He has been providing help to Children, Youths and Elderly people by Assessments, Diagnosing , Analysis, Guidance and Counselling during the Camps. He has been publishing articles and Edits the section Mind the MIND in the monthly E Newsletter of AKGsOVIHAMS for HomeoPsycho Cure n Care for Wellness.
More than 1000 professionals related to the field of Clinical Psychology participated in the conference. In addition to this, 50 great contributors to the field of Clinical Psychology in India were honoured by IACP as part of their “50 Years 50 Heroes” celebrations.
He is available for Consultations & Assessment of IQ etc. and other therapeutic Counselling sessions at all AKGsOVIHAMS (Om Vidya Institute of Homoeopathy and Allied Medical Sciences) centres, winner of the Global Healthcare Excellence Award also acclaimed in Limca Book of Records.
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