WHO WE ARE

You can see IAN INTERNATIONAL'S structure, executive committee, board members and member country chairpeople here

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.

RHEA GANDHI / CHAIRPERSON OF IAN INDIA

Rhea Gandhi (MCouns) is a psychodynamic and person-centred psychotherapist trained at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She runs a quiet private practice in Mumbai where she works with individuals, couples and groups since 2016. She is a member of the International Liaison Committee for the International Attachment Network. 

 

She is visiting faculty at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai's Postgraduate Department of Psychology.

She also has a certification in Couples and Family Therapy from TISS, Mumbai and one in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice from the Mariwala Health Initiative. She is presently training to be a Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis (UK) & The Hank Nunn Institute (Bangalore).

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APPHIA D'SOUZA / VICE-CHAIRPERSON

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.
 

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