Mental health – awareness and sensitisation, Increasing access to mental healthcare, Gender-sensitive and diversity-inclusive practice, Biopsychology
Dr. Sneh Kapoor
Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Research Innovation and Outreach) &
Associate Director (Centre for Community Mental Health)
B.A. (Hons.) Psychology (University of Delhi);
M.A. Applied Psychology (University of Delhi);
PhD Clinical Psychology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi)
Dr Sneh Kapoor has over 7 years of teaching experience in Delhi University, where she taught in premier institutes like Jesus and Mary College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is a therapist by training, and is keenly interested in the area of mental health advocacy – focussed on education and awareness, as well as addressing stigma and language use. Her doctoral work focussed on developing a self-help based approach to mental healthcare, the first of its kind to be developed in India, to address the unequal access to mental healthcare by providing alternate modalities of psychotherapy dissemination. In addition to this, she has over 7 years of experience in designing and delivering training programmes and workshops across various domains of parenting, stress management, mental health for various groups, including members of the judiciary, ICAI, DRDO etc.
Dr Sneh started her teaching career during her doctoral work, as a teaching assistant for postgraduate medical students as well as undergraduate and postgraduate nursing staff. In Delhi University, she has taught a range of papers from Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Research, Psychology of Health and Wellbeing, among others.
Research and Training Experience
Dr Kapoor is currently an honorary consultant on the research project MATE (Mind Activation Through Education) being conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi in collaboration with Airports Authority of India (AAI), focussing on mental health in the context of “school-wellness”. In addition to this, she was also involved in a project conducted jointly by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Jesus and Mary College (JMC), flagged off by the President of India, towards capacity building within the staff and students of an NDMC school. She has also conducted various short-term projects on mental health awareness, interventions, suicide prevention campaigns with college population. Her supervision work includes undergraduate theses across a range of topics from positive psychology, mental health, sports psychology, among others.