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Catalyst Alumni are scoring big in Mental Healthcare

The Catalyst Capacity Building support programme enables students and working professionals from schools, colleges, universities and professional settings to be comprehensively mentored, trained and oriented with the rewarding career opportunities with the mental healthcare sector. Here’s a look at few of our many alumni leveraging mental healthcare support in India and abroad. 

Sananda Paul, Founder, ‘Mindful Life’

Sananda Paul is the founder of mental health and lifestyle support venture ‘Mindful Life’ https://www.linkedin.com/company/mindful-life-india/ providing psychological counseling, image management, soft skills training, lifestyle awareness to individuals, corporates, government organisation, educational institutes

While pursuing Bachelors in Psychology with University of Kolkata, Sananda joined the Catalyst Capacity Building Training to prepare for entrances and interviews of Masters Programmes in Social Sciences. She was selected for Masters in Counseling Psychology at Sampurna Montfort College, Bangalore.
Shivika Mishra

Shivika is a licenced Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in diagnosing, assessing, creating and implementing treatment plans tor people with a variety of mental health concerns, ranging from personality challenges to anxiety and depression. Shivika has worked in various clinical settings, both government and private, where she has initiated the development of the psychiatric wing of a general hospital, as well as
supervised the activities of the rehabilitation wing. She has also coordinated academic training in these settings.

While pursuing Bachelors in Psychology at Loreto College Kolkata, Shivika joined the Catalyst Capacity Building Training to prepare for entrances and interviews of Masters Programmes in Social Sciences. She was selected for Masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore.
Shivangi Banerjee, Rehabilitation Facilitator

Shivangi Banerjee is rehabilitation facilitator at Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario, Canada working with Behavior Management · Behavioral Intervention · Crisis Intervention

While pursuing Bachelors of Psychology, Shivangi joined the Catalyst Capacity Building Training to prepare for entrances and interviews of Masters Programmes in Social Sciences. She pursued her Masters in Psychology from University of Kolkata
Tejashree Bhandari

Tejashree Bhandari is an aspiring Business Psychologist at CHRIST University Bangalore. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) offers collaborative degree program where students obtain their MSc Psychology in HRDM from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) with MA in Business and Organizational Psychology by a project competence-oriented program from Steinbeis University, Berlin, Germany through credit transfer system.

A Bachelors of Liberal Arts from Symbiosis, Tejashree joined the Catalyst Capacity Building Training to prepare for entrances and interviews of Masters Programmes in Social Sciences. She is pursuing a dual degree Masters in Psychology (HRDM) with Business and Organisational Psychology (Steinbeis, Germany)

Poymanti Gupta is working as a special educator – a facilitator for children with special needs, and catering to not only their functional and academic needs, but also to co-curricular areas. Poymanti also facilitates Family Therapy · Mental Health Counseling

Poymanti joined the Catalyst Capacity Building Training to prepare for entrances and interviews of Masters Programmes in Social Sciences. She was selected for Masters in Counseling Psychology at Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR).

” I had approached Catalyst in 2018 to prepare for my social science entrance tests in various universities and institutions across India. I personally had a really great experience at Catalyst. I would define it as an appropriate mentoring service. The service wouldn’t end just by preparing the students for the written entrance, but it was also extended to the preparation of interviews and so on. Catalyst focuses on a holistic development of the individual. It emphasises on bringing on board subject matter specialists and experts. Finally, the founder and chief mentor of Catalyst is extremely dedicated when it comes to the welfare of his students. Sauraveswar Sen Sir is one such person who always encourages his students to take initiatives and guides them forward. His communication skills are to the point and he would explain a topic n number of times patiently till the students are clear about it. Overall, my experience of being a part of Catalyst has been very pleasant and I am indeed honoured to be an alumnus of Catalyst. ” – Poymanti Gupta

Like Sananda, Shivika, Shivangi, Tejashree and Poymanti, since 2011, students and working professionals have been able to successfully craft a career with Bachelors and Masters programmes offered by TISS, Azim Premji University, TERI, XIM, IIT, Nirmala Niketan, NLSIU, Sciences Po, London School of Economics and Political Science, Symbiosis, IIMC, ACJ, XIC, JNU, Ambedkar University et al with capacity building training for development sector at Catalyst.

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