DR. MARIO MARRONE / INTERNATIONAL LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIR / IAN FOUNDER
Dr Mario Marrone founded the International Attachment Network in 1992 having been directly supervised by the founder of Attachment Theory, John Bowlby at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He remains an active member of the IAN Executive Committee and is the coordinator for the IAN International Liaison Committee.
Mario was a co-founder of the Journal for Attachment and Human development and has published and lectured extensively across the world on the subject of attachment theory.
His training spans multiple disciplines, having trained in group analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis (London), in psychodrama in Buenos Aires, and in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (London). He has also trained in family therapy, tantra and meditation in the UK and has participated in multifamily therapy groups in (Elche) Spain.
Formerly a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS Mario is now a psychotherapist in private practice.
APPHIA DSOUZA / CHAIRPERSON OF IAN INDIA
Apphia is a person-centred counselling psychologist with over 4 years of experience with an (MSc) in Counselling Psychology, Bangalore with a specialisation in Group Therapy and MFT.
Alongside Private Practice, she works as a project officer and counsellor at an NGO, Rubaroo working against Child Sexual Abuse through Sex-Ed and CSA Awareness programmes in rural and urban Mumbai.
She believes in the transformative power of therapy and aims to normalise seeking mental health services and building safe spaces through programmes and group work in the Indian context.
She is also a second violinist in the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.
MANISH SHEKHAR DASGUPTA / VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Hello! I am Manish, a Psychotherapist and a part-time teacher. I am also one of the Co-founders of Gulmohar Mental Health. I employ Humanistic-Existential and Psychodynamic therapy in my practice. I like to move alongside the client in therapy, using metaphors and elaborate imagery to understand and communicate, I like to employ an experiential modality.
I love learning new things, reading, watching films and plays. I love travelling solo and meeting new people. I enjoy walks, cycling and gaming. I am quite fond of the outdoors- the mountains and skies, all the more if I am in the driver's seat.
WHO WE ARE
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