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Anvita Upponi

Junior Consultant

Anvita has graduated with a MSc. degree in Social Work from Columbia University (2015). She has had the chance to work with children and adolescents  from different demographics and socio economic conditions within school systems in India and the US.  She largely uses directive and non-directive forms of Play Therapy with children to cope with emotional regulation, behavioural challenges, attachment, social skills, including children with special needs. Most recently, she worked with children who have special needs, primarily children on the Autism spectrum and children with ADHD, at a pre-school in Pune. Along with social and behavioural skills, she is also assisting them with their academic needs.

She believes that the way to grow is to keep learning and is currently exploring the techniques and practices of Narrative Therapy. She is also pursuing a certification in Play Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Anvita is a firm coffee enthusiast, tries her hand at different forms of cooking and likes travelling and exploring new places. 

Additional Trainings & Certifications:

    • National Association for Play Therapy India Play Therapy for Children with Special Needs, Ongoing 
    • Ummeed Child Development Center, Introduction to Narrative Ideas and Practices , 2019
    • India Graduate Diploma in Gender, Culture and Development Studies, University of Pune, 2013 

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