, Mumbai campus
M.A., M.Phil. (NIMHANS), Ph.D. (TISS)
Ketki Ranade is currently Chair, Center for Health and Mental Health, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai. Ketki has completed their graduation in psychology from Mumbai University and later studied at TISS and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
Before joining the School of Social Work at TISS in 2010, Ketki has worked for almost a decade as a mental health service provider, researcher and activist and has developed mental health service programs in low income urban settlements and institutions such as the Beggar's Home and Family Court in Pune and Bombay.
Ketki's research, writing and teaching is in the areas of mental health law, policy, programmes and advocacy, LGBTQ mental health, clinical social work and research methodology. Ketki is the author of 'Growing Up Gay - A critical psychosocial perspective', Springer (2018) and 'Sexual Rights of Women with Psychosocial Disabilities - insights from India', ARROW (2017).
Ketki has been member of the Expert Committee on Transgender Issues formed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in 2013. Ketki has been a visiting faculty at University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2015).
Ketki also goes by the name KP and uses the pronouns they/ them.
Areas of research interest
Mental Health and health concerns of LGBTQ, specifically LGBTQ-affirmative counselling
Social determinants of mental health
Mental health programs, policy and law
Chapters in Books:
Ranade, K., & Chakravarty, S. (2016). ‘Coming Out’of the Comfort Zone: Challenging Heteronormativity Through Affirmative Counselling Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients. In Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (pp. 141-154). Springer Singapore
Ranade, K. Medical Response to Male Same-sex Sexuality in Western India: An Exploration of ‘Conversion Treatments’ for Homosexuality, In Narrain, A., Chandran, V. (eds.), (2015). Nothing to Fix: Medicalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities, Delhi: Sage Yoda Press
Ranade, K. Queering the Pitch - a need for mainstreaming LGBTQ issues in professional social work education and practice, In Fish, J.,Karban, K. (2015). (eds.), Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives, Bristol: The Policy Press
Ranade, K., Hastak, Y. Growing Up and Sexual Identity Formation - Mental Health Concerns of lesbian women, In Davar, B.V., Ravindran, S. (2015). (eds), Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, Institutions, New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S. (2013). Conceptualising Gay Affirmative Counselling Practice in India - Building on local experiences of counselling with sexual minority clients, Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol. 74, Issue 2, April
Ranade, K. (2008). Process of Sexual Identity Development for Young People with Same-Sex Desires - Experiences of Exclusion, Psychological Foundations – The Journal, X (1), pp. 23-28, Delhi
Ranade, K. (2016). Constructing Normative Sexuality: Homosexuality, Heterosexuality and Intersex Variations, module no. 13 in the paper Sociology of Genders, E-pathshala, a University Grants Commission Initiative. Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=33
Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S. (2013). Gay Affirmative Counselling Practice Resource and Training Manual, A Saksham Publication, TISS. Available at: http://www.academia.edu/22507988/Gay-Affirmative_Counselling_Practice_Resource_and_Training_Manual
Research Projects completed:
Making Sense - Understanding Familial Responses to their Gay, Lesbian Sons and Daughters. The study was conducted in Mumbai city and was supported by Research Council, TISS (2012-13)
Conceptualizing Gay Affirmative Counselling Practice in India - A study of local experiences and practices of counsellors working with gay, lesbian, bisexual clients across India. The study was supported by Saksham, Global Fund to fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Round 7 (2010-13)
Use of conversion/reparative treatments for homosexual clients in urban India. The study was supported in the form of individual fellowship to the author under Health and Population Innovation Program, population Council, India (2007-09)
List of courses i teach in various programs:
Interrogating Madness: Interdisciplinary perspectives in mental health [MPhil Optional Course]
Mental Health Policy, Programs and Legislation [M.A. Social Work in Mental Health]
Seminar in Clinical Practice [M.A. Social Work in Mental Health]
Understanding gender, sexuality and gender based violence [Diploma Course in Youth and Development]
Guest lectures in the areas of gender, sexuality and mental health, law and mental health
Room No. 210,
School of Social Work,
Teaching Block, Main Campus,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Tel: 022 - 25525467 [Off]
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