First AAF Defeat Autism Now Doctor Delhi Oct 2009

Akhil Autism Foundation very first Defeat Autism Now doctor

Dr. Deepak Gupta is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He holds the privilege of being one of the few qualified Child & Adolescent psychiatrists in India. He is a founder director of “Centre for Child & Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW)”, at Greater Kailash, New Delhi, which is an exclusive multi speciality centre for emotional and social wellbeing of children, adolescents, young people, parents and families.

He has been a member of Working Group ‘Empowering the Disabled’ and ‘Adolescent Development’, for the XIth Plan (2007-2012), Govt of India. Later he was selected for the Donald Cohen fellowship at the 13th European Society for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference at Florence, Italy. In 2007-2008, he was nominated honorary member of prestigious American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (USA). In 2009 he received the prestigious “Doctors Day Award” on Doctors Day from Delhi Medical Association (DMA) for his contribution to child mental health in community.

After completing his MD in psychiatry with honours from Manipal, he was at G B Pant Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi for few years. Later he went to UK and did his specialization in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Later he was selected a Fellow of International Institute of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (IICAMH), UK.

Dr. Gupta is a trained DAN protocol practitioner (Defeat Autism Now, Dallas, Texas, 2009) and has been using biomedical approaches with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with promising results from last 2 years.

He is also a trained EMDR practitioner (EMDR Association USA & INDIA, 2009) and has been using EMDR with children and young people suffering from various psychological traumas.

Dr. Gupta has conducted workshops for teachers at various schools and colleges and has delivered lectures at various conferences and symposium for doctors and mental health professionals. He has appeared in various newspapers and TV Channel related to various issues of child and adolescent mental health. He has special interest in children with special needs, disadvantaged children, school health programme, positive parenting and adolescent health. He is associated with various mental health organizations.

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