Ms. Aditi Usha Tigga

Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychology)
School of Behavioral Sciences & Forensic Investigations (SBSFI) Rashtriya Raksha University

About Ms. Aditi Usha Tigga

Ms. Aditi Usha Tigga , is currently employed at the School of Behavioural Sciences and Forensic Investigations (SBSFI) at Rashtriya Raksha University in Lavad, Gujarat. She holds the position of/appointed as Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychology) and is concurrently pursuing her Ph. D in Clinical Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The institute is recognised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and affiliated with Ranchi University. Ms. Tigga, has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, formerly known as the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi. The institute is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). She is a licensed clinical psychologist recognised and registered by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Her educational qualifications include M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences (AIBAS), under the Faculty of Management & Behavioural Sciences, a part of Amity University Haryana, Gurugram. Additionally, she has completed her B. A (Hons.) Psychology, from Jesus and Mary College, South Campus, Delhi University. Ms. Tigga is also trained in adjunct therapies such as Clinical Hypnotherapy from California Hypnosis Institute, Reiki and Relationship Coaching that she uses in formulating an eclectic approach in her clinical practice and supervision. She has presented and published her research in national and international journals. She has also qualified CBSE – UGC NET.

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2019 – 2021) from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The institute is recognised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and affiliated with Ranchi University.
  • Licenced clinical psychologist recognised and registered by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
  • M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (2016 – 2018) from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, formerly known as the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi. The institute is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU).
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (2014 – 2016) from Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences (AIBAS), Amity University Haryana, Gurugram.
  • B. A (Hons.) Psychology (2010 – 2014), from Jesus and Mary College, South Campus, Delhi University.
  • Participated in “Webinar on Profiling the Unthinkable: Criminological Approaches to Serial Killings” organized on 24th April 2023, by the School of Criminology and Behavioral Sciences (SCBS), Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Completed a 2 day training program on “Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (Self – Hypnosis)” organized by School of Criminology and Behavioral Sciences (SCBS), Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 6th – 7th March, 2023.
  • Completed One – week Faculty Development Programme on “Emerging Challenges of Criminal Justice System : A Way Forward” held from 24th February, 2024 to 2nd March, 2024, organized by School of Security, Law

    Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

  • Participated in the Expert Lecture series on “Victim – Centered Approach to Human Trafficking: The Role of Enforcement Agencies” organized on 7th February, 2023, by National Resource Centre on Human Trafficking, School of Criminology and Behavioral Sciences (SCBS), Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Completed a 2-day workshop on “Solution Focused Brief Therapy” conducted by Dr. Jaseem Koorankot, in CIP, Ranchi on 2nd and 3rd March, 2022.
  • Participated in a 2-day workshop on “Research Writing” on 19th and 20th July 2022 in CIP, Ranchi.
  • Completed a workshop on “Suicide Risk Assessment and Management”, held on 16th – 17th August 2021 at CIP, Ranchi
  • Completed a 2-day workshop on “The Role of Child Mental Health Professionals in Child and Law Issues” by CIP and NIMHANS on 4th and 5th October 2021 conducted at CIP, Ranchi
  • Participated in the 3-day National Seminar on “School Mental Health Programme: Implementation and Barriers” organized by Dept. of Clinical Psychology, CIP, Ranchi and Rehabilitation Council of India on 2nd to 4th September, 2019.
  • CBSE – UGC NET qualified for Assistant Professor in July 2016. ● Participated in the Fortis School Counsellor Forum for “Mental Health in the Classroom” at Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare Limited, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Dyslexia Assessment in Indian Languages” at Dr. RML Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi.
  • Completed the National Workshop on “Thematic Apperception Test” at Dr. RML Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi. .
  • Completed the workshop on “Rorschach Inkblot Test: Exner’s Comprehensive System” at Dr. RML Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi. .
  • Participated in the Bioethics workshop organized by the Central India Unit of the UNESCO chair in Bioethics at Dr. RML Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi.
  • Completed the workshop on “Self Empowerment” at Sahayam Intervention Centre, Delhi.
  • Completed the workshop on “Learning Disability” at Amity University, Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Research Methodology” at Amity University, Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Completed the workshop on “Value Based Character Building” at Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Haryana.
  • Attended International Conference on “Dialectic Behavior Therapy”, AIIMS, Delhi in 2015.
  • Specializes in the therapy of Trauma Related Disorders, Depression, and Psychological Trauma Reactions and Suicide Management.
  • Trained in psycho-diagnostic evaluation with expertise in Exner’s scoring method of Rorschach Inkblot Test.
  • Expert in psychodynamic analysis and interpretation of Thematic Apperception Test.
  • Expert in cognitive, psychodynamic and eclectic case conceptualizations.
  • Well versed with all psycho-diagnostic tools and neuropsychological assessments.
  • Competent and has experience in the therapies – Behaviour Therapy (BT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based therapies (MBSR and MBCT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Short term Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Retraining and Rehabilitation, Grief Counseling, and Art based therapies.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, involved in training, supervision, and teaching of M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, and M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology trainees and students, SBSFI, RRU (Since September 2022 – present).
  • Ph.D Scholar, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Recognised by MoHFW, GOI, and affiliated with Ranchi University (2019 – present).
  • M.Phil Clinical Psychology trainee, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi, affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) (2016 – 2018)
  • Consultant psychologist at MediBuddy (September 2018 – February 2019).
  • Presented Symposium on “Scheme of Schemas” in the 8th Asian CBT Congress, organized by the Indian Association for CBT (IACBT) on behalf of the Asian Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Association (ACBTA) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, from 28th February to 3rd March, 2023.
  • Poster presentation titled “ Efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Adjunctive Reiki among Patients with Chronic Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder in India – A Pre – Post Intervention study” at the EABCT 2023 Congress on CBT in a Changing World:Migration and Cultural Diversity, held from October 4th – 7th, 2023, in Belek, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Paper presentation titled “Effectiveness of Reiki as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy in the Management of Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder” at the Diamond Jubilee International Conference 2023 on Mental Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, from 14th – 16th September, 2023.
  • Presented Paper at JIND CRS University on “Mindfulness and Driving Anger among Young Adults”.
  • Presented paper at the 4th International Conference of Psychology and Allied Science, organised by Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare, on “Selfie and Personality: Qualitative Paper.
  • Presented paper at Vivekananda College of Education, Lakhanpur on “ICT: A Contemporary Paradigm of Learning”
  • Papers published in International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Research, titled “Driving Anger and Mindfulness among Young Adults”
  • Completed M.Phil Dissertation titled “Perceived Stress and Risk of Psychiatric Disorders in Mothers of Children With and Without Intellectual Disability”.
  • CBSE – UGC NET qualified for Assistant Professor in July 2016.
  • Completed Masters Dissertation titled “To Study the Level of Stress, Coping, Religiosity, Death Anxiety, and Self – Concept Differences among Central Reserve Police Force Personnel based on their Years of Service: A Comparative Study”.
  • Certification in:
    • Reiki: Level 1, Level 2, Master and Grandmaster.
    • Relationship Coaching from Mars Venus Coaching, Delhi.
    • Clinical Hypnosis: Level I and Level II from California Hypnosis Institute.
  • Awareness program based on an interactive session on “Bullying” held at Rajasthan School Shahibaug (4th December, 2023)
  • Community Health Center Dehgam
  • Primary Health Care Center, Sampa
  • Psychosocial Care Center, Ahmedabad