Faculty Member and Paper Presentations

  • April 2024 - Workshop for the faculties of MOP Vaishnav College for women, on “UNLEASHING THE POTENTIALS” - Discovering the inner force, at the Grand Sheraton, ECR Chennai.
  • April 2024 - Workshop on “When all fertility treatment fails, how to communicate with empathy and clarity to the couple” Way forward at Hotel Residency, T Nagar, Chennai organized by Indian Fertility Society, Chennai Chapter
  • March 2024 - “Mindfull or Mindful” – Online guest lecture for TCS -global women employees representing as an Associate of Corporate Champion Wellness Wing of Chennai Counselors’ Foundation.
  • March 2024 - Online guest lecture on “Marriage and Mental Health”, organized by “Ekalaiva” a support group pan India.
  • January 2024 - One of the panellists for the The Indian Express, Think Edu conclave – “Combatting student suicides”.
  • December 2023 - Co-facilitated half a day workshop on “Rehabilitation in Psychopathology”, organized by Chennai Counselors’ Foundation.
  • November 2023 - Collaborated with Agam Legal and offered, half a day workshop on “Psychosocial implications of sexual harassment of women at workplace” .
  • October 2023 - Facilitated half a day workshop on “Mindful Leadership”, Conscious captaincy for leaders and managers.
  • June 2023 - 90-minute guest lecture for women in IT at the world bank, “DEI.
  • April 2023 - Facilitated half a day workshop for ISAR on “Psychological and emotional aspects in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss”.

Sahana Mithra, Saraswathi Bhaskar, and Matthias Bode. Mapping the digitalization of child adoption in India: Challenges and future possibilities. Adoption & Fostering. (vol 47, issue 3) 2024

  • December 2019 - Conducted one day workshop on "Counselling approaches - Handling child sexual abuse" on 15th December at the Bloom Health Care, Chennai.
  • November 2019 - Facilitated one day workshop organized by Padme on "Psychological and Social preparedness for adoption" on 17th November at Bloom Health Care, Chennai.
  • October 2019 - Resource person to facilitate a session on “ Post Marriage Counselling, Conflict Resolution & Relationship Management” on 12th October 2019 at Hotel Vestin Park, Egmore, Chennai.
  • October 2019 - One of the panellists at the Preston College, Teynampet Chennai on October 10th on "World Mental Health day". The topic is "TOGETHER WE CAN COUNSELLING, CONSULTING AND BEYOND".
  • September 2019 - Resource person at the Australian Consulate addressing the employees on 12th September "R U OK day?"
  • August 2019 - Resource person for "Happiness Conclave- 2019" at the Headquarters Southern Naval Command - Naval base- Kochi on 6th August 2019.
  • Currently a resource person through Adopt-Padme (NGO) for "Adoption Counselling Competency" 3 months certificate course for students for PG students at Mt. Carmel Bangalore.
  • July 2019 - "Cardiac Psychology and Counseling" faculty at the 2nd National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Chennai, July 2019.
  • February 2018 - Lecture on 'Live-in relationships, psychosocial and sexual issues At Inter-church service Association, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai
  • September 2017 – Faculty for "Heart matters" in the 1st National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Chennai.
  • August 2017 - Panelist on "Mental Health ACT" at the TISS - BALM, Chennai.
  • April 2017 - Psychosocial factors of "Sexual harassment at workplace" for Employees Federation of South India, Nungambakkam Chennai.
  • February 2016 - Facilitated workshop on "Infertility Counseling" at 21st National Conference of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction in Indore.
  • January - 2015 - Won Prof. Dipak Bhar for the best scientific/technical session at the 50th National & International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology in Thirupathi, Andra Pradesh, India. The topic presented was on "Psychological wellbeing of childlessness - An exploration".
  • January 2012 - Facilitated workshop on "Preparedness for Marriage" on need for Pre marriage counseling at the National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Cochin, India.
  • September 2010 - Faculty member at the 26th National Conference of Sexology, Chennai on "Family System & Sexual health in marriage.
  • January 2010 - Designed and facilitated as one of the faculty members for a three day workshop for mental health professionals on introducing the concept of "Fertility Management Counseling" at Bloom Fertility & Health care, KK Nagar, Chennai.

Journal article publications

  • Saraswathi Bhaskar, S. Thenmozhi and K.S. Kavitha Gautham, "Stress and depression during Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment - Infertility Counselling", International Journal Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology. July 2018:4(2): 028-033.
  • Saraswathi Bhaskar, Vijayasarathy Ramanathan and Rene Hoksbergen, “Psychological wellbeing of Indian men and women undergoing fertility treatment for involuntary childlessness”, Journal of Indian Health Psychology for March 2018
  • Saraswathi Bhaskar, "Childlessness, Parenthood and Psychological wellbeing",
    Recent advances in Psychology, vol 4 (2), 2017
  • Saraswathi Bhaskar, Rene Hokhbergen, Anneloes van Baar, Arun Tipandjan and Jan ter Laak, "Life experiences and quality of life of involuntarily childless men in treatment and adoptive fathers", Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2014.
  • Saraswathi Bhaskar, Rene Hoksbergen, Anneloes van Baar, Subasini Mothiram and Jan ter Laak, "Adoption in India - the Past, Present and the Future trends", Journal of Psychosocial Research, vol 7 No. 2 (July-December) 2012.

Membership Affiliations

  • Associate Life member, Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Associate Life member of Indian Association of Applied Psychology.
  • Founder - Chennai Counselors’ Foundation, Chennai India.
  • Past Member, Board of Studies (M.Sc Psy) - Justice Basheer Ahmed Syed College, Chennai.
  • Past Member, Board of Studies (M.Phil, M.Sc Edu). Manormaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli.
  • Past member, Board of Studies (M.Phil, M.Sc., B.Sc.,) Women’s Christina College, Chennai.

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