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.
APPHIA RUTH D'SOUZA / CHAIRPERSON OF IAN INDIA
Apphia is a Counselling Psychologist with a specialisation in Group therapy and MFT(marriage & family therapy).
She has previously worked in the area of Child Sexual Abuse prevention in rural and urban India.
She is also trained in EMDR therapy.
Among her many interests are her love for the Spanish language and playing music. She is also a 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.