The Consulate General of India, Dubai through its’ welfare arm Indian Community Welfare Committee launched the Crisis Prevention Program (CPP)
On May 18, 2006 to address Life Crisis and other Emotional & Psychological issues of the Indian Community members.
To promote, provide and secure well being for Indian families, individuals, children and youth through solution focussed prevention services by a team of licensed and qualified Indian Psychologists and Counsellors that have the awareness and understanding of the problems faced by the Indian community.
The primary focus of CPP is to provide solution focussed services such that the client is stabilised. Clients will be provided referrals if therapeutic and psychological services are needed beyond the consultation and assessment provided through CPP.
Ms. Sailaja Menon and Ms. Rachna Buxani founding professionals of CPP are Licensed Professional Counsellors practicing in Dubai.
Ms. Menon a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters and Post Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavioural Counselling from the USA is currently in private practice at the Dubai Community Health Centre.
Tanuka Gupta who is a clinical psychologist and currently works at Al Noor centre for Special Needs in Dubai. Ms. Gupta will coordinate/ oversee the clinical functions of our team of professionals and volunteers.
We as professionals working in Dubai today as Psychologists, Educational and School Counsellors have had the occasion to work closely with Individuals, students and families on various issues related to the social, academic, behavioural and those which are psychological in nature.
During our interactions with the community we sensed an urgent need for a structured and exclusive program of clinical and educational services for the Indian community.
This critical and growing need in the community led us to conceptualizing and initiating such a program” says
Many times I have come across families from the Indian community who are in dire need of Psychological services but are unable to pursue them because of three major reasons-one they are unaware of the existence, outcome and benefits of such services, two there are very few qualified licensed clinical psychologists from the Indian community and last but not least many needy families cannot afford the services that exist currently in the community” says