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Department of Psychology

Meghna Girish

Designation : Assistant Professor/ Art Therapist (on leave)

Qualification : MA Creative Arts Therapies

Email-ID : meghnagirish@rajagiri.edu

Ms Meghna Girish is a qualified, trained and practicing Art Therapist and an Artrepreneur. She successfully completed her MA in Creative Arts Therapies, from the University of Haifa, Israel and her Bachelor's in Psychology with second rank from UC College, Aluva. Post her Masters, she successfully completed a research thesis in association with a project under the University of Haifa. She has worked with a Mumbai-based NGO, which fights against human trafficking for a year long art-therapy project for the inmates at the shelter home. Her expertise in therapeutic practice is trauma and abuse. She's an Executive Board member of TATAI (The Art Therapy Association of India) which works towards credible practice and advocacy of the field of Art Therapy in India. Along with workshops, seminars and private art therapy sessions for clients, Meghna runs an online art store on social media platforms.

  • Post-Masters Research Thesis in Art Therapy under a research project headed by the University of Haifa 
  • EXAT Level 1 (Trauma Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, USA)
  • MA Creative Arts Therapies with Art Therapy as specialization
  • Painting & Art course by NSIM Bharat Sevak Samaj 
  • BSc Psychology with Second Rank from MG University
  • Art Therapy practice at Beit Hosen, Haifa in Israel (Rehabilitation Centre for adults with Intellectual Deficit Disorders)
  • Art Therapy practice at YouCanFree.Us, Thane in India (Shelter home for trafficked survivors)
  • Art Therapy practice and facilitator at Art from the HeArt, an online space for seeking art therapy and art therapy-based workshops
  • Art Therapy based research work associated with the University of Haifa
  • Branding & Promotion for Eben Telecom Pvt Ltd
  • Executive Assistant for the CEO at Vineyard LLP
  • Entrepreneurial venture of Beauty from Ashes successfully running since 2017
  • Consultation art therapy services for shelter homes spread across India
  • Art Therapy work in connection with TAOS (The Art Outreach Society), Kochi
  • Invited as a Resource person to lead a workshop on Art Therapy at Nirmala Arts & Science College, Mulanthuruthy, on 26th October 2022
  • Workshop on "Effective Stress Management using Art Therapy" for BCom and BBA students as part of the SEED project, December 2022 & February 2023, RCSS
  • Girish, M., Lev-Wiesel, R., Bhattacharyya, A., & Binson, B. (2023). Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse reflected in Self-Figure drawings of Indian street children. Arts in Psychotherapy82, [101986]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2022.101986
  • Participated in FDP on "Bibliometric Analysis" conducted by the Department of Psychology, 25th June 2022, RCSS
  • Participated in Webinar on "Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority," Oct 2022, RCSS
  • Participated in Webinar on "Yoga Therapy - Alternative Therapies in Clinical Intervention," September 2022, RCSS
  • Participated in International Webinar on "Suicide Prevention among Young Adults," RCSS
  • K.Jacob Memorial prize for the best outgoing student in BSc Psychology, UC College, Aluva
  • Prof. P K Narayana Menon Memorial Prize for Top Scores in II BA/BSc University Exam, UC College, Aluva 
  • Second Rank holder in BSc Psychology at MG University level
  • Weizmann Scholarship for International Students, University of Haifa, Israel