Dream to reality…

How the dream was dreamed

MINDFRAMES was founded in 2004 by Dr. Shefali Batra. Traditional psychiatry approach of medication and advice needed change. According to her, wellness is not only about cure; but about promotion of optimal health from the outset to avoid emergence of the problem in the first place. With this aim in mind she united the expert team to reach out to the common man to spread awareness of psychological wellness and take steps to promote it.

Research work by Dr.Shefali Batra

On a day-to-day basis, research principles are applied to better the patient care and well being. Newer rating scales and instruments are innovated, validated and implemented. MINDFRAMES dedicates it’s expertise to all involved in such projects. Some of the clinical and behavioral research papers over the years have been mentioned below.

  • Are the glucose uptake changes in Cannabis Dependence similar to Schizophrenia? An FDG PET Understanding (Presenting Author). Award winning paper of the Dr. AV Shah Award at the 39th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society WZB October 2008
  • Academic Performance in Relation to Family Functioning and Supplemental Teaching in a Municipal School setup (Presenting Author). Award winning Poster at IACAM (Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health) Biennial Conference November 2007
  • Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Schizophrenia- An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Award winning paper of the Dr. J.C.Marfatia Best Paper Award at the 57th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) Chandigarh, January 2005
  • Neural Effects of Cannabis: An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Award winning paper of the Dr. A.V.Shah Best Paper Award at the 38th ACIPS-WZB (Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society Western Zonal Branch) October 2005
  • Neural Effects of Cannabis: An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Paper presented at the BPSS (Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee Award) Paper Session at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Understanding the burden and management of psychiatric Illness in General Practice (Presenting Author). Dr.A.K.Naik Award Presentation at the BPS Annual day April 2005
  • Psychiatric Referrals in General Practice (Author). Paper presented at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Attitude towards Psychiatry in General Practice (Author). Poster presented at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • What the GPs say may go a long way (Author). Article in the souvenir of the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Sexuality and its Disorders (Co-Author). A chapter in the textbook Psychiatry in Asia
  • Research Assistant, Study Coordinator and Rater for Phase III Clinical Trials at K.E.M Hospital as member of the team for International Multicentric Studies for INDs

Awards and Recognitions

These are awards received by Dr.Shefali Batra in the study and practice of medicine.

  • Dr. A.V. Shah Award (Presenting Author) at the 39th ACIPS WZB (October 2008)
  • Best Poster Award (Presenting Author) at IACAM-CON Conference (November 2007)
  • Dr. J.C.Marfatia Award (Co-Author) at the 57th ANCIPS (January 2005)
  • Dr. AV Shah Award (Co-Author) at the 39th ACIPS WZB (October 2005)
  • Smt. Sharda Vasant Desai Prize Golden Jubilee Award in M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr. Parab Memorial Prize in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr. A.L.Nair Gold Medal in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Smt. Melarani Jaygopal Mohla Prize in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr. P.F.Soonawala Gold Medal in Medicine in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr. A.L.Nair and Venkatrao Prize in Medicine in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Department of Medicine Prize for Best Student in Final Medicine (October 1999)
  • Mrs.Rose D’souza Prize in Surgery at Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr. A.L.Nair and M.Venkatrao Prize in Surgery in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr.R.L. Cash Prize in Surgery at Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr.V.K.Nair Award in Surgery at Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Dr.Gopa Kothari Prize in Preventive & Social Medicine in Final M.B.B.S (October 1999)
  • Pfizer Scroll of Honour and Pfizer Medallion in Medicine in Final MBBS (October 1999
  • Associated Breweries and Distilleries Prize in ENT in Final M.B.B.S (September 1999)
  • Dr. Dongarshi A.Karla’s Prize at 2nd M.B.B.S. University Examination April 1998
  • Dr.V.B.Bhave Memorial Prize at 2nd M.B.B.S. University Examination April 1998
  • Dr.Prema Murthy Prize in Microbiology in 2nd M.B.B.S. (April 1998)
  • Dr.H.A.Maniar Prize in Forensic Medicine in 2nd M.B.B.S. (April 1998)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Prize for the 1st rank in 1st M.B.B.S. (October 1996)
  • Dr. A.L.Baliga Prize for the 1st rank in 1st M.B.B.S. (October 1996)
  • Dr. S.B.Parchure’s Prize in Physiology in 1st M.B.B.S. (October 1996)

Publications

  • Are the effects of cannabis dependence on glucose metabolism similar to schizophrenia? An FDG PET understanding, Parkar SR, Ramanathan S, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar SA, Kund P, et al. Indian J Psychiatry 2011;53:13-20.
  • Cannabis dependence: Effects of cannabis consumption on inter regional cerebral metabolic relationships in Indian population, Parkar SR, Ramanathan S, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar S, Pandit AG, et al. Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:236-42.
  • Regional brain metabolism in schizophrenia: The influence of antipsychotics. Seethalakshmi R, Parkar SR, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar SA, Baghel NS, Moghe SH. J Postgrad Med October 2007 Vol 53 Issue 4.

Education

  • MBBS (1999) TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai
  • DPM Psychological Medicine (2004) KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • MD Psychiatry (2005) Seychelles American Institute (USAIM)
  • Health Care Management (2013) UCLA, California, USA

Accreditation & Memberships

  • MBBS: MCI Registered Accredited
  • DPM: MCI Registered Accredited
  • MD: WHO Registered Accredited
  • FIPS: Indian Psychiatric Society
  • MBPS: Bombay Psychiatric Soc
  • MIACAM: Indian Association of Child-Adolescent Mental Health

Clients over the years

  • United Health Care Pvt. Ltd.
  • Johnson and Johnson Ltd.
  • Janssen Cilag Clinical Operations
  • Pfizer India Ltd.
  • Unichem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
  • Transperfect Language Solutions
  • McAfee Family Protection, India
  • Naval Dockyard, Mumbai
  • Mumbai Police Force
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd.
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd.
  • Jet Airways Pvt. Ltd
  • Wellinformed Health Services
  • Parirakshana Foundation
  • Classique Hospitality Services
  • Zee Education Ltd.
  • GD Somani School, Mumbai
  • Balvikas School, Mumbai

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical behavioral medicine
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Rational emotive therapy (RET)
  • Insight oriented psychotherapy
  • Online counseling and coaching
  • De-addiction program formulation
  • Geriatric wellness paradigms
  • Corporate wellness workshops
  • Pharamaceutical training expert
  • Clinical and behavioral research
  • Subject matter expert in wellness

Training and teaching

  • Workshops for psychologists
  • Psychologist research training
  • Psychology college lectures
  • Psychologist clinical tutoring
  • In-training psychology internship
  • Postgrad psychology internship
  • Person skills for nursing students
  • Interpersonal skills for doctors
  • Cultural competency in health
  • Leadership training for executives
  • Organizational behavior training

Writing

  • MINDFRAMES wellness blog
  • The Teenager Today Magazine
  • Doctalk.com panel writer
  • Featured articles in magazines