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Thematic Areas

1.  Psychology:

The aim of TSOP Nepal is to advance the communication, application of psychological knowledge, and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally to benefit Nepalese society and improve people's lives in Nepal. TSOP Nepal works to enhance and promote the development of profession of psychology and exchange ideas and scientific information between psychologists in Nepal. We promote research in psychology, and improving usefulness of psychologists by establishing standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement.  The aim of TSOP Nepal will be the leading professional organization representing psychology in Nepal, with researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. We collaborate with other international, regional, and national organizations in matters of mutual interest to foster knowledge exchange, among psychologists, students and young researchers and to contribute to psychological knowledge through publishing activities to increasing psychological knowledge. We especially focused on following area of Psychology:

  1. Cross cultural Psychology
  2. Social Psychology
  3. Cultural Psychology,
  4. Indigenous Psychology,
  5. Folk Psychology,
  6. Trauma Psychology and
  7. Positive Psychology
  8. Forensic Psychology
  9.  Community Psychology

2. Rural Mental Health:-

There is a significant need for mental health services in rural Nepal. While the prevalence of mental illness is similar between rural and urban residents, the services available are very different. Mental healthcare needs are not met in many rural communities across the country because adequate services are not present and people are bound to sociocultural stigma related to mental illness and migration. Providing mental health services can be a real challenge in rural areas. To promote awareness about mental illness The School of Psychology (TSOP), Nepal working on following components which is challenges to the provision of mental health services in rural communities.

  • Accessibility - Rural residents often travel long distances to receive services, are less likely to be insured for mental health services, and less likely to recognize the illness
  • Availability – Chronic shortages of mental health professionals exist and mental health providers are more likely to live in urban centers
  • Acceptability – The stigma of needing or receiving mental healthcare and the fewer choices of trained professionals who work in rural areas create barriers to care

TSOP Nepal seeks to promote the linkage of the diverse voices of rural mental health, through its activities. In cultural friendly manner, we provides a forum for rural mental health professionals, advocates, and consumers to identify issues and problems, share innovative solutions and model programs, and speak with a shared voice on issues of rural mental health concern.

TSOP Nepal shall provide a common voice for rural mental health within national level. Through the information sharing with other organizations, government agencies, federal and state leaders, and others, TSOP Nepal will seek to ensure rural Nepal is taken into account in the formation of National mental healthcare policy.

3.Child and Youth Mental Health Service:-

The school of Psychology Nepal (TSOP Nepal) provide “Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)” which focuses on children and young people up to the age of 25 years who have social, emotional and behavioral disturbance as well as complex mental health needs. We also work together with the family or caregivers of those children and young people to achieve their optimal mental health. The aim is to reduce the extent and severity of these mental health problems in children and young people in our community. Our CYMHS offer a range of services including:

  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  •  Psychotherapy (Individual, Group, and Family therapy) 
  • Parental counseling and psycho-education to the families, carers

4. Support for Carers :-

Mental illness affects not just the individual but those who care them. The family members and carers often play a vital role in providing emotional, financial or practical support to a person with a mental health condition. The aim of this program is to provide support to carers of people with a mental illness under the guidelines of CBR matrix focusing on the elements of  health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment to maintain their caring role. TSOP supports carers so they can sustain their caring role. The support for carers program focus on :-

  • Build community connections and relationships through careers’ group
  • Make the best use of  one-to-one support
  • Discover coping strategies
  • Develop skills
  • Build Engage in recreational activities
  • Join group respite sessions and events