Dr. Lakshmi Sankaran

Chairperson Applied Psychology, BALM

MH educator teaching papers related to counseling, part of rural outpatient services at the Health Centre in Kovalam. Started journey at NIMHANS (Mphil, PhD); family counselor in TTK Hospital,Chennai for substance use interventions, HIV/AIDS counseling trainer (VHS, Chennai & NIMHANS Public Ed Unit); empaneled in EAP services for workplace counseling/workshops on wellness including life coach; faculty at Christ Univ, Bangalore (counseling psychology); columnist on wellness and life skills in the new indian express; published papers on protective family factors, developed manuals on addictions, risk factors for NCDs (WHO-GOI);trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT, UK); Arts- based therapy, Open Dialogue, Applied Buddhist psychology; sivananda style yoga teacher. Books that ramble, films, carnatic & jazz, cooking lankan food, beach walks, swims, watercolour palette, friends and family elders are favourite time fillers.