To build a strong mental health foundation in individuals, within organizations, and among communities.
Using a three-pronged approach in addressing issues related to mental health: 1) Educating the community about various mental health concerns, 2) Creating competent mental health professionals through advanced training and experiences, and 3) Providing mental health care services to all.
About the Club
Vadodara Psychology Club is a propriety club, founded by Dr. Dhvani Patel on February 14, 2021. The Club activities are a unique blend of services that are offered to individuals and organizations seeking mental health.
About the Founder
Dr. Dhvani Patel has been in the field of education for the last 15 years. She was awarded a Gold Medal for her Masters degree in Psychology from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 2005. Her doctoral thesis in the field of Social Psychology gave her rich insights into leader behaviours and gender stereotyping across organizational sectors. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda from April 2008 to May 2020. Being highly passionate as a teacher, she believes that a positive student-teacher bond goes a long way. Her work experience at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, a Centre for Advanced Studies, the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, helped her develop an interest in the field of Educational Psychology and this led her to design a new curriculum for Masters in School and Educational Psychology at the Department of Psychology, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She has recently contributed to content development of IGNOU course module pertaining to school psychology course at the undergraduate level. She also has a number of best paper awards at international conferences to her credit.
My internship experience with VPC has been diverse and very helpful to build my professional career. The training sessions and the supervision were amazingly organized and resourceful. The work that I did at VPC not only helped me to graduate from my course with good grades but also proved useful to help me land a job in Melbourne, Australia at a Government organization. I am very thankful to the founder, Dr. Dhvani Patel to keep the club alive and thriving in the difficult times of Covid and for giving me the opportunity to do my internship with VPC. I definitely recommend this place to all mental health students or recent graduates for your internships!
Choosing to volunteer at VPC was one of the great decisions that I made. I got to understand the system, the process and also got to learn so much more about psychology. The atmosphere at VPC is very welcoming and positive. I loved working at VPC and would not miss a chance to work here again. Thank you team VPC for this amazing experience.
We are from the UK. We were referred to VPC by a well known child psychologist in Vadodara for an IQ assessment for our child. The Psychologist Ms Ankita Chavda carried out the assessment with great care and accuracy.She also went above and beyond the scope to alleviate all our concerns and queries while discussing the results. The Calm and friendly ambience of the centre made us felt relaxed while we were there. At the center we also met the founder Dr Dhvani Patel who was a pleasure to converse with. In all we can not recommend enough VPC for providing remarkablay ethical and professional Psycological services.
In the short time since its inception, Vadodara Psychology Club is making a name for itself. The range of workshops offered by the founder, Dr. Dhvani Patel and other guest. resource persons provide thorough training, academic engagement and practical insights into the field of Psychology.Having attended the 'Scientific Writing Workshop', I would recommend it to trainee researchers who want to start their research projects/dissertations. No questions or doubts are ever left unattended. Dr. Patel's eye for detailed nuances reflects in her style of teaching/mentorship in classroom, and otherwise. It is also commendable that the training workshops are being offered at student friendly prices which only goes on to show the vision and dedication Dr. Patel has for this field.Don't think twice before signing up! It's worth it; I promise!
As a student, the club has helped me explore dimensions of my possible career in psychology in a way I couldn't have done just through my university course. In fact, it has activities for everyone right from a layperson interested in psychology to a professional with years of experience. Kudos to Dhvani ma'am for her initiative!
A extremely well equipped center with highly qualified, professional and polite staff. Dealing with all levels of mental health issues, workshops, training programs, psychological assessments, training programs.