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Pilot Study on Early Maladaptive Schemas and Personality pathology in Substance use disorders (SUDs): An Indian Perspective

by Ratnesh Chopra, Gitanjali Narayanan, and Pratima Murthy

About the Presenters:

Ratnesh Chopra: 

I am currently pursuing PhD in Clinical Psychology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India. My research is in the area of Schemas and Personality Pathology in Substance Use Disorders. Apart from this, I am also required to engage in clinical work in terms of psychotherapy and assessments of patients with psychiatric disorders and supervision, teaching and training of M.Phil students. I am really passionate about my work and love working in the field of addiction. My interests and hobbies include reading, baking, nature, animals and travelling to new places

Gitanjali Narayanan: 

She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Consultant, Centre of Addiction Medicine(CAM), NIMHANS, India. She is also faculty in charge of Personality and Emotions Divisions of Research and Applications (PEDRA), NIMHANS. Her areas of interest include:Alcohol and Substance Use, Personality disorders. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Dynamic therapy, Schema therapy, Process and outcome research, Qualitative research methods-narrative analysis, life story, grounded theory, interpretive phenomenological analysis. In her free time, she loves to write poetry, bake and travel.

Pratima Murthy: 

She is currently Professor and Head in the Department of Psychiatryand Consultant, in Centre for Addiction Medicine (CAM), NIMHANS, India. Her areas of interest include: Alcohol and Substance Use, Women’s mental health, Forensic Psychiatry, History of Psychiatry,Psychiatry and Law, Psychiatric TrainingandNeuropsychiatry. She has several publications in national and international journals and has headed many research projects at the UN and WHO level.

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