Substance Use & Behaviour Addiction

Role of a Mental Health Professional

Reflective Workshop on Substance Use and Behaviour Addiction
Date: Oct 31st & Nov 1st, 2020
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM (IST)
Venue: Online
Fee: INR 999

A National study conducted by AIIMS-Delhi on prevalence of drug abuse in the country, establishes that alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance followed by cannabis, opioid (heroin, opium) and inhalers. (2019). In recent times, drug use, abuse and addiction have been common words that have been used interchangeably. However, what is the reality behind each of these phenomena and what is the role that a mental health professional can play in the recovery process, are questions that are seldom answered or raised.

In this reflective two-day workshop, we will examine and understand the factors that reinforce addiction, how they appear, and exist in different forms. The workshop throws light on laws related to substance use, the role that a therapist can play, during the process of recovery with a focus on treatment methods.

The workshop is also open for students of Psychology, to develop awareness and understand the reality of substance and behavioral addictions.

 About The Instructors

Nithya Rao, Co-founder and Psychologist at Heart It Out

Nithya J. Rao
RCI Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist
MSc, Rehabilitation Psychology

Nithya J. Rao is a certified rehabilitation psychologist based in Bangalore, and is the co-founder of Heart It Out. She primarily works with young adults, entrepreneurs and minorities. Her area of work also includes working on productivity, self-care, sexuality and emotional and physical trauma.

Nithya also enjoys curating and facilitating workshops, corporate events, and has been an expert speaker in several events, including those for United nations Development Program, Christ University, and Global Shapers Community.

Sumithra Sridhar, Counseling Psychologist at Heart It Out

Sumithra Sridhar
M.Sc., Counseling Psychology (Christ University)
PG in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (A-CAT, UK)

Sumithra Sridhar is a certified counselling psychologist and is the lead relationship and couple’s counsellor at Heart It Out, Bangalore.

Her area of work includes working with clients experiencing relationship difficulties, emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, stress and anxiety. Previously, she has curated workshops on anger management, positive stress management, addiction, and child and adolescent sexual harassment.

Substance Use &

Behaviour Addiction

Role of a Mental Health Professional

Reflective Workshop on Substance Use and Behaviour Addiction

A National study conducted by AIIMS-Delhi on prevalence of drug abuse in the country, establishes that alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance followed by cannabis, opioid (heroin, opium) and inhalers. (2019). In recent times, drug use, abuse and addiction have been common words that have been used interchangeably. However, what is the reality behind each of these phenomena and what is the role that a mental health professional can play in the recovery process, are questions that are seldom answered or raised.

In this reflective two-day workshop, we will examine and understand the factors that reinforce addiction, how they appear, and exist in different forms. The workshop throws light on laws related to substance use, the role that a therapist can play, during the process of recovery with a focus on treatment methods.

The workshop is also open for students of Psychology, to develop awareness and understand the reality of substance and behavioral addictions.

Date: Oct 31st & Nov 1st, 2020 
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM (IST)
Venue: Online 
Fee: INR 999

 About The Instructors

Nithya Rao, Co-founder and Psychologist at Heart It Out
Nithya J. Rao
RCI Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist
MSc, Rehabilitation Psychology

Nithya J. Rao is a certified rehabilitation psychologist based in Bangalore, and is the co-founder of Heart It Out. She primarily works with young adults, entrepreneurs and minorities. Her area of work also includes working on productivity, self-care, sexuality and emotional and physical trauma.

Nithya also enjoys curating and facilitating workshops, corporate events, and has been an expert speaker in several events, including those for United nations Development Program, Christ University, and Global Shapers Community.

 About The Instructor

Sumithra Sridhar, Counseling Psychologist at Heart It Out

Sumithra Sridhar
M.Sc., Counseling Psychology (Christ University)
PG in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (A-CAT, UK)

Sumithra Sridhar is a certified counselling psychologist and is the lead relationship and couple’s counsellor at Heart It Out, Bangalore.

Her area of work includes working with clients experiencing relationship difficulties, emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, stress and anxiety. Previously, she has curated workshops on anger management, positive stress management, addiction, and child and adolescent sexual harassment.