Speaker Biography

Keerthi Prem Prabhu


Title: Cognitive behaviour therapy

Keerthi Prem Prabhu

After completing Master’s in Psychology, she has done MPhil in Clinical Psychology From Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, and another M Phil in Student Counseling from Madras University, she then completed PhD in Psychology from Dept of Psychology, Madras University. She has Passed UGC test for Lecturership held in December 1996 and June 1998



Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is evidence based practice used by mental health professionals across the world to help individuals suffering from depression, anxiety psychosis, relationship issues as well as physical health issues. Several randomised controlled studies have supportive evidence to indicate the efficiency of this model.  The Model looks at understanding thoughts, emotions and behaviors and to modify irrational thoughts, unhelpful behaviors and regulating emotions. It is a structured problem solving method. Objective  collaborative effort is important in the therapeutic relationship.