About Us

The Parc is a not for profit organisation that delivers high caliber, internationally accredited training and clinical resources for psychologists, counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists and any mental health clinicians working in the field of psychotherapy. Our carefully designed workshops and training programs focus on theoretical framework of various psychotherapies and teach skills that have consistently shown efficacy worldwide. A central aim is to make the training culturally relevant and applicable to clinical practice in India, which is done through case examples, videos, role plays and experiential small group learning.

Lead Faculty Dr Ashlesha Bagadia is a Perinatal Psychiatrist and Family Psychotherapist with over a decade of experience in mental health. After graduating in medicine from India, she completed basic psychiatry training at St George’s Hospital, London, obtaining Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Her advanced training is in Systemic Family Psychotherapy from Australia, CCT-Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She then spent a year training in perinatal psychiatry and women’s mental health from the University of Toronto, Canada. During this period she also obtained advanced training in Mentalisation Based Therapy through the Anna Freud Center, London, UK. She now practices in Bangalore, India as a Perinatal Psychiatrist in the People Tree Group of Hospitals and runs a group therapy program for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. She conducts training and supervision for psychologists and counselors, and provides second opinion on complex cases for psychiatrists.

Our Vision

“We’re all in this together”. Psychotherapy is a challenging area of work. From dealing with difficult psychopathology, to managing family distress, to facing stigma in the community, a therapist never has it easy. TheParc aims to create a confidential and non judgemental networking space that brings therapists together. A collaborative, collective work ethic that encourages therapists to respect different approaches to therapy and strive to protect the interests of their clients.

Competency

A higher training center for mental health clinicians from all backgrounds to update themselves in psychotherapy skills and maintain professional and personal growth. Our advanced training workshops will equip you to deal with complex cases and provide the best possible outcome for your clients. Training seminars are an integrated mix of didactic lectures and videos and experiential learning from role plays and small groups discussions.

Connection

A networking space that provides peer support and supervision, including an opportunity to share your own skills with others through case based discussions, experiential groups, online forums and articles. Workshop participants make meaningful connections with each other, and carry it forward to stronger peer interactions and better collaborated care. We work closely with other leading institutes to bring you the best experts from around the world, and make it locally relevant and applicable to your current practice.

Compassion

A platform to increase community awareness by reducing stigma about mental illness. To increase dialogue and debate about the problems faced by clients and clinicians while dealing with mental illnesses in an ever changing environment. Access opportunities for volunteering in low resource settings both for clinical work and teaching skills.