Did a 120-hour internship in April 2017 as was required for me to graduate in B.A. (Psychology) from IGNOU. Was extremely satisfied with the experience. I was initially against the idea of travelling from Adyar to Mogappair everyday, but within days it became worth my while. Such a cost was far outweighed by the benefits obtained. I got to sit in as an observer on several sessions, with multiple clients, for various problems. We were also taught to administer certain questionnaires and assess personality test results. Waiting is an inevitable side effect of a psychology internship because the consent of the client is mandatory, but I don't remember idling away once in the 30 day-span of my internship. The absolute highlight of this internship was being given the privilege to gather first hand information/case history from the client(s) before the session. This made me feel like something of an assistant, like I was being given hands-on experience in a live setting. After each session, Dr. Nappinnai would inquire on our thoughts and our interpretations of each case so we could engage in an exchange of ideas. I learned a great deal, and I am looking forward to visiting again in my Masters to fulfil the requirement of 240-hours of internship. I have seen domestic abuse survivors and codependents break down in the clinic, and it wasn't easy to watch without fidgeting. But Dr. Nappinnai's ability to refrain from overidentification and resist the temptation to offer quick-fix advice was impressive. It is apparent that her mental noise is kept to a minimum and that every move is made deliberately. I also attended a Solution Focused Brief Therapy workshop held by Psy hub brain and behavior clinic. I think they have another session in April, and would highly recommend it to psychology students and professionals.

Tharageshwari, Chennai
Shivaraman, Chennai