Name : Dhanashree Atul Sowani 
Designation : Assistant Professor. 
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Special Training : Counselling from Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health (M.I.M.H.), Pune.

Educational Qualification :

  • Currently pursing Ph D in the area of positive psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • M. A. in Psychology with Clinical Psychology specialization, 1997
  • One year certificate course in counseling completed from Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health (M.I.M.H.), 1998
  • National Eligibility Test (NET) for lecturership cleared in 1998
  • Advanced Diploma in Indology completed from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, 1995

Experience :

  • Currently working in Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology as Head, Academic section.
  • Working as Assistant Professor and co-coordinator for P.G. Diploma in School Psychology since 2013.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor and coordinator of post graduate section of Psychology department in Abasaheb Garware college, Pune for approximately 4 year
  • Worked as Research coordinator on McArthur Foundation Fellowship, assisted in conducting qualitative data analysis workshops and creating and maintaining data bank related to reproductive health research and practice – approximately 1 year
  • Worked on a project “Women and Mental Health (India) Collective” in Bapu Trust, a renowned NGO-approximately 5 months.
  • Worked as Counsellor in MIMH, 6 months.
  • Participated in Industrial Worker’s Selection Program conducted by Jnana Prabodhini, Pune at Mahindra and Mahindra, Nasik in December 1995.
  • Worked in different sections of Jnana Prabodhini, Pune.
  • Has been resource person for various counseling training courses
  • Private practice of counseling – 7years
  • Has attended many conferences, seminars, workshops on International, national and state level.

Publications :

  • Co-authored textbook for B.A. (Psychology) for Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (2001).
  • Co-authored a book ‘ Intelligence, Creativity and Giftedness: An Indian perspective’- in the process of publication