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Dr. Deepak Gupta is the Mom’s Belief Head Child Psychiatrist (North) and the Founder of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Well Being (CCAW), New Delhi. He is also associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and was the President of the Delhi Psychiatric Society (2014-16). Dr. Gupta received his MD in psychiatry from KMC Manipal and DCAP from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King’s College, London.
He has been a member of the Working Groups “Empowering the Disabled” and “Adolescent Development,” for the XIth Plan (2007-2012), Government of India. He received the Donald Cohen Fellowship (ESCAP, Italy) and was nominated honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (USA).
Dr. Gupta is an honorary member of the advisory panel of the Akhil Autism Foundation, New Jersey, USA, and he holds the privilege of being a trained DAN (Defeat Autism Now, Dallas, Texas, 2009) MEDMAPS, USA (2012, 2016) protocol practitioner and a trained EMDR practitioner (EMDR Association USA and INDIA).
He has conducted workshops at various school and colleges and has delivered lectures at national and international conferences for doctors and mental health professionals.
Dr. Malvika Samnani is Clinic Head at Mom’s Belief. She is also the Founder / Director of SOCH, Gurgaon.Dr. Samnani has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Dr.Samnani is certified in The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) fromthe Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA.
Other certifications include: sensory integration – University of Southern California, USA; Oral Placement Therapy for Feeding and Speech Clarity – OPT, USA; Coaching Parents for Communication – SPARK, HANEN Center, USA; and Handwriting without Tears – HWT, USA.
Dr. Samnani provides clinical services in the areas of feeding, speech clarity, language and communication, social communication, handwriting, visual perception and group therapy. She also acts as a mentor and has conducted multiple workshops in India and abroad. Dr. Samnani has presented qualitative research in occupational therapy and served as a pre-conference judge for the National Occupational Therapy Conference, 2018. She received a Gold Medal from Shri Pranab Mukherjee for her outstanding academic record.
A board-certified psychiatrist who trained in Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Dr Leena Khanzode is trained in both adult and child & adolescent psychiatry. Dr Khanzode is also an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Division, School of Medicine, Stanford University.
Dr. Khanzode provides quality,evidence-based treatment to help individuals and families overcome difficulties and lead happier, more productive lives. She believes in a holistic approach to addressingpatient concerns through careful evaluation and psychotherapy and medication management. She offers treatment, including both psychotherapy and medication management, for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders for children, adolescents and adults. Treatments provided include Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based psychotherapy,family therapy and parent training.
Dr. Khanzode has a special interest in mood disorders, anxiety disorder, ADHD and training of parents with kids who have been diagnosed with ADHD. She is experienced in managing pediatric bipolar disorder, due to the privilege of an extensive clinical and research experience in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic at Stanford.
Dr. Khanzode has trained in psychiatry in India and the USA.With training from both the West and the East, she has developed a broad cultural perspective combined with a healthy respect for the biological dimension of psychiatry.
We are currently seeking a speech therapist with two to three years of experience to assist in providing speech therapy interventions for our home-based program. Additional responsibilities are listed below.
Job type: Full-time
Job location: Gurgaon
Required education: Masters / bachelor’s degree in speech therapy.
Experience:Minimum two to three years relevant experience in speech therapy.
Required languages: English & Hindi (other Indian languages also helpful).
How to apply: Send your CV to email@example.com or call 9650809926.
We are currently seeking an occupational therapist with two to three years of experienceto assist in providing occupational therapy interventions for our home-based program. Additional responsibilities are listed below.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Gurgaon
Required education: Master’s / bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.
Experience:Minimum two to three years relevant experience in occupational therapy.
Job description: We are currently seeking interns who are interested in child psychology. The intern will perform supervised individual and group activities based on creative and innovative insights. He / she may perform other related tasks that are a part of the team objectives. Work is supervised by professional staff. This internship has three programs, which will provideexposure to different approaches and perks to the intern.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To assist in the on-going research in the field of psychology(general) and child psychology(specific)
2. To assess and analyze the case papers and reports and deliver the results to the maximum.
3. To utilize the available resources and help enhance the results for the development in the specific research area.
4. Main emphasis on delivering the assigned work in the prescribed timeline.
5. Participates in supervision and training with openness to learning and receiving feedback.
Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities:Performs additional job-related duties and responsibilities as requested.
Internship type: Full time,6 days a week
Location: Mom’s Belief, Gurgaon, DLF Phase 3
Travel: Travel required to our other locations as well. (Janakpuri, Sec- 51)
Start Date: 1st June 2018
Administrative Assistance: Interns will have access to appropriate support for the work assigned. It is mandatory for intern to carry his / her own laptop.
How to apply: Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9650809926
Mom’s Belief currently seeks a CRM Lead for Outbound Sales. Candidates should have 6+ years of business experience in a call center handling sales / outbound campaign, with 3+ yearsof demonstrated leadership and team management experience preferred.
Job Type: Full time
Required Education: Graduate or Post Graduate; marketing / sales background would be helpful.
Experience: 6+ years of business experience in call center handling sales / outbound campaign.
Preferred 3+ year demonstrated leadership and team management experience. Must have experience managing a stressful and ever-changing environment.
Skills: Good Communication skills.Target Oriented
Required Languages: English, Hindi (Other Indian languages also helpful)
How to apply: Send your CV to email@example.com
We are currently seeking several child psychologists (MA or MPhil Psychology) with at least one year of experience at a child care and development facility (hospital, private centers, special need centers, or schools).
Experience: Preferred experience: minimum 1 year at a child care and development facility (hospital, private centers, special need centers, schools). Freshers may also apply.
Qualification: MA or MPhil, Psychology, RCI Registered (preferred)
Required Languages: English & Hindi (other Indian languages also helpful)
Join Mom’s Belief to be part of a very special program that empowers the parents of special needs children. We give parents guidance and resources that they can use at home to help their child. Mom’s Belief Program Guides play a very important role by helping parents understand the program and encouraging them to try it.
Job Type: Full time
Experience: Lead generation and / or CRM experience preferred
Qualification: Graduate in Psychology / Sociology / any Behavioral Science
Required Languages: Strong communication skills (English + Hindi; other Indian dialects also desired)
We are currently seeking child psychologists / psychiatrists (MA or MPhil, Psychology / MD, Psychiatry) with AT LEAST 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE at a child care and development facility (hospital, private centers, special need centers, or schools).
Experience: Minimum 3 years at a child care and development facility (hospital, private centers, special need centers, schools) required.
Qualifications: MA or MPhil, Psychology / MD, Psychiatry, RCI Registered (preferred)
Required languages: English & Hindi (other Indian languages also helpful)
We are currently seeking an assistant manager for digital (social media) marketing with three to four years of experience to guide the development and execution of social media campaigns, lead acquisition strategies and the overall digital marketing of our program for special needs children. An energetic self-starter and quick learner who can multi-task is preferred. Additional responsibilities are listed below.
Job Type: Full-time,including alternate Saturdays
Job Location: Gurgaon, DLF Phase 3
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Three to four years of experience in the following areas:
The Mom’s Belief program empowers parents with professional guidance, teaching tools and training, so they can provide effective guided therapy to their special needs child at home.
Mom’s Belief addresses the needs of children diagnosed with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Mental Health Issues, Behavioral Problems, all Learning Disabilities and Academic Concerns.
We are currently seeking an MIS executive. He / she will be responsible for:
Desired Candidate Profile
Experience: Six months – 2 years
Dr. Veena Kalra serves as Senior Consultant, Pediatric Neurology, at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. She brings over 40 years of experience and has been widely recognized for her contributions in the field. Dr. Kalra was formerly Professor and Head of the Pediatrics Department at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Dr. Kalra has won multiple awards for her work, including awards from three Presidents of India, the Sorell Katherine Research Award, Pfizer Gold Medal and Asian Research Award. She was also awarded the Swasth Bharat Samman by Zee TV and LIC for her contribution to pediatrics.
One of Dr. Kalra’s most important contributions is the role she played in introducing pediatric neurology as a sub-specialty in India. She has authored books, monographs and more than 35 chapters in national and international books and has guided nearly 50 theses. Dr. Kalra has also participated in over 60 research projects in child neurology, liver disease in children, genetics and in-born errors of metabolism. She has published more than 230 original research papers in national and international journals.
She is a Nominated Member of the Membership Advisory Committee and Education Committee of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).She has been a Fellow in the National Academy of Medical Sciences, an active member of the Child Neurology Society, USA, and a Fellow in the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kalra received her MBBS from Delhi University and an MD from AIIMS.
Dr. Manju Mehta is a professor and consultant to Holy Family Hospital; she was formerly head of the Child and Adolescent Clinic, Department of Psychiatry at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). She brings 40 years of experience in clinical work, teaching and research, as well as expertise in psychological assessment and the management of a variety of psychological disorders in children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Mehta has served as adjunct faculty at the Centre of Medical Education Technology, AIIMS, an examiner for courses at various universities, and a member of selection and screening committees for several prestigious institutes and organizations. She is a consultant to the Delhi Public School Society.
Dr. Mehta also served as president of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychology, the Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Indian Society for Pain Research and Therapy. She was a member of the planning and monitoring committee at the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore and an advisory committee member at the Central University of Hyderabad & Patna and the Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad University.
Dr. Mehta has designed and standardized a range of psychological tests including a psychoticism questionnaire, a stressful life events scale, a coping strategy scale, a daily hassles scale and a test for the physical manifestation of stress.
She has developed course curricula in the fields of clinical psychology, counselling psychology, family therapy and behavioral sciences for universities such as Tribhuvan Teaching University – Kathmandu (Nepal); B.P. Koirala Institute – Dharan (Nepal); Central University – Patna; Tata Institute of Social Sciences – Mumbai; and Indira Gandhi National Open University – Delhi.
Dr. Mehta has won multiple awards, including the Govindaswamy Memorial Gold Medal for Distinction in DM & SP, NIMHANS, Bangalore; the Kang Oration award for recognition of contribution to the field of Clinical Psychology; a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare at AIIMS; and Best Clinical Psychologist Award by Delhi Association of Clinical Psychologists.
Dr. Mehta earned a master’s degree in psychology at Kanpur University, DM & SP (formerly a master’s in philosophy) from NIMHANS, Bangalore, and a PhD from PGIMER, Chandigarh. She also received training in rational emotive behavior therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA and in medical educational technology from Dundee, UK.
A clinical psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Kumar has been a senior consultant at Max Hospital, (Gurgaon) since April 2012 and at the Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, (New Delhi) since 1991. In 1994, she established the Child Development Clinic and a High-Risk Newborn Clinic at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she has played an integral role in its teaching and research programs.
Many schools have benefited greatly from Dr. Kumar’s work with children, adolescents and families on issues related to growth and development. She has set up three special schools; established a resource room and an integrated section for students at a Moradabad school; and developed admissions procedures and camps for several schools. Dr. Kumar has conducted parent and teacher training seminars and workshops in various mental health issues.
Dr. Kumar has been a visiting faculty at the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) and Amity University. She also works closely with Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU] in developing curriculum for its distance learning (bachelor of education) program in learning disabilities. She is associated with the Delhi Council for Child Welfare, along with various central and state education boards.
Dr. Kumar is chairperson of the Association for Development of Multiply Handicapped Children and holds the title of secretary for both Action Dyslexia Delhi – Beyond Education and the Vatsalya Education and Cultural Society. She is a life member of many national and international scientific organizations that work for child and adolescent mental health. She also has many national and international research publications to her credit.
Mentoring has been a critical part of her career as a psychologist and dozens of students have gained immeasurably from her knowledge and expertise. She has been a co-guide to many students of the Diplomate of National Board – Paediatrics in the field of Child Clinical Psychology and each year she trains many undergraduate and post-graduate students from Delhi University, Amity University, Christ University, Bangalore and SNDT University, Mumbai.
Dr. Kumar earned a psychology (Hons.) from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, a master’s degree in applied psychology from South Campus, Delhi University, and a PhD from Delhi University. Her doctoral research is in learning disabilities.
Head of Clinic Operations Dr. Sapna Zarwal is a child psychologist with 18 years of experience in
education for children with special learning needs. Many schools have benefitted from her rich
expertise, including the Amity Group of Schools, British School, Pathways, Step by Step, Sagar School,
Cambridge School, Sanskriti School and others. Dr. Zarwal is highly knowledgeable in the areas of
training, assessment, curriculum planning and policy-making, specialized remedial education, and
therapies for children with special needs.
Dr. Zarwal has also operated her own multi-disability center – D Potential Kidz – which was recognized
as the Most Promising Multi-Disability Clinic in 2015-2016.
She has led more than 100 training sessions, workshops and conferences across India, covering topics such as learning styles, emotional intelligence, classroom management, discipline, learning disabilities, and ADHD, among others.
Dr. Zarwal also promotes awareness of special needs through her Potential Children Trust, which helps teachers and parents recognize and understand special needs.
She is a panelist with the Anokhi Club, an initiative led by Star Plus and the Hindustan Newspaper to
empower India’s youth. Dr. Zarwal has also published papers in Yatra and through Macmillan Publishers.
Sonali Dyal has over 10 years of experience in the field of child and adolescent mental health and well-being. She has worked as a counselling psychologist and an educator with leading schools in Gurgaon.
Ms. Dyal achieved honors in the field of Counselling Psychology, a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Delhi University and a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology.
She also completed an advanced post graduate diploma in Brain Profiling and Forensic Psychology. Further training was received from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and Yale University (USA), for which she received course completion statements.
Ms. Dyal is passionate about mental health and the well-being of children, adolescents and young adults. She has worked extensively with special needs and neurotypical children, involving the concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, non-directive counselling, and expressive therapy, among others.
Furthermore, in her work with academic institutions she focused on behavioral and academic concerns, as well as skill-building programs for children, parents and professionals. She has provided skill training for stress and anger management, peer issues, relationship-building, social and emotional development, and effective communication. Ms. Dyal has also provided psychological training as an independent consultant.
She is a features writer with Women’s Web and covers topics such as social needs, wellness, parenting, child care and mental health. Her short stories have been shortlisted and published in a book which covers works by India’s Best Women Authors (launched in January 2017).
Dr. Tanu Kukreja is the research supervisor at Crafting Futures Pvt Ltd, parent company of the mom’s belief brand. Dr. Kukreja has a combined seven years of experience in research and as an assistant professor (psychology) at private Indian universities such as Amity University and GD Goenka. She has 12 publications to her credit and has presented 15 research papers at international conferences and six research papers at national conferences.
Dr. Kukreja received her bachelor’s degree from Kurukshetra University, Haryana (India). She has a master’s degree in applied psychology and a doctorate degree in psychology from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana (India). She is also certified for training and management of the learning disabled, pre-school education and portage management.
She is an international affiliate with the American Psychological Association (APA) and a registered member of National Academy of Psychology of India (NAOP).
Dr. Kukreja has been guest lecturer, addressing topics such as “Training and management of children up to six years of age” (delivered to the Indian National Portage Association – INPA) and “How to understand child behavior” and “Child development – an appropriate beginning” (both delivered to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute).
She has participated in workshops and faculty development programs at several reputed institutes across the country, including “Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children” (AIIMS); a VIMHANS program on ADHD; a learning disabilities program (Amity University); and “Behavior Modification for Behavior Problems in Children” (Psychomatrix).
PR and Communications
Kristine Dubey is a communications professional with experience in the healthcare sector. As the head of communications for Crafting Futures, Ms. Dubey handles external communications and ATL activities such as the development of marketing collateral, digital marketing and PR. Prior to joining Crafting Futures, Ms. Dubey served as head of marketing communications for the Delhi-based Clove Dental network.
Ms. Dubey also worked in marketing communications for Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority, where she was primarily responsible for marketing Singapore’s IT and telecom sectors to attract talent and investment from Silicon Valley. She also gained several years of non-profit experience while managing loan programs for a Brooklyn-based non-profit and handling communications for a Chicago primary health care project.
Ms. Dubey has a bachelor’s degree in political science and English literature from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a master’s degree in public administration / economics from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York. She has lived in Chicago, New York City, Singapore, London, Bombay and New Delhi.
Chief Child Psychologist
Dr. Mukta Vasal is the chief child and adolescent psychologist at Crafting Futures, parent company to the mom’s belief and OpteMom brands. Dr. Vasal has over 20 years of experience in the field of child and adolescent mental health and has been a visiting consultant at several hospitals in the Delhi NCR region. Before launching Crafting Futures, she served as the director of Parvarish, a resource center for developmentally disabled children that she launched in 2008. In 2011, Dr. Vasal went to the U.S. for further education in the field of child development, earning certification in several areas.
Dr. Vasal achieved honors in the field of child development at Delhi University, a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in psychology from Annamalai University, and a doctorate degree in human development and family studies from MS University of Baroda.
While in the U.S., Dr. Vasal received specialist training and certification in gifted education from Purdue University, TEACCH Autism methodology from the University of North Carolina, and Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) administration and measurement from the University of Southern California. She is also certified as a rehabilitation psychologist.
Dr. Vasal’s perspective has been influenced by the different fields in which she has been trained. Each area of training contributes to her proven ability to understand a wide variety of developmental issues and develop a unique therapeutic approach for each child she sees.
Dr. Vasal regularly contributes articles for print media and has participated in radio talk shows on child mental health issues.
Founder and CEO
CEO Nitin Bindlish brings 15 years of rich and varied experience from top-tier multinational companies such as KPMG, American Express and Aon Hewitt. Trained as a qualified chartered accountant, he served as the CEO of Delhi-based Corona Dental Labs before launching Crafting Futures’ two brands – mom’s belief and OpteMom.
Prior to his role as Corona CEO, Mr. Bindlish served as vice president, business expansion, for Clove Dental, now India’s largest network of dental clinics. He led Clove’s growth from a network of 18 clinics at mid-2014 to 60 clinics by February 2015, securing Clove’s position as the largest dental network in North India at that time. Mr. Bindlish’s portfolio later grew to include sales and marketing. During his tenure, revenues and footfalls grew exponentially. Mr. Bindlish joined Clove Dental as head of finance before being promoted to vice president.
Mr. Bindlish brings expertise in strategic planning and organizational leadership, conceptualizing and driving business strategies and operations. He is highly experienced in the design and application of business models for start-ups. Mr. Bindlish is also TEACCH Autism-certified.
His proven ability to build and manage cross-functional, high performance teams and his experience in productivity improvement and process design are also valuable assets.
Mr. Bindlish received his professional qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has additional accreditation from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (core-strategy) and in International Financial Reporting Standards from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.
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