Our People

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Anas Arangode has completed his MPhil in Rehabilitation Psychology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and MSc in Psychology from Periyar University, Salem. Tamil Nadu. He is a Solution Focused Practitioner & Psychologist currently holding a position as Executive Director at Academy for Solution Focused Approaches and Research (ASFAR – www.asfar.in). He has coordinated and organised several scientific events in national and international level, in the area of Solution-Focused Practices, Psychotherapy, Disability Management etc. sine 2016. His areas of interest are Rehabilitation, Organisational Psychology, Test development and Team Management.

Anas Arangode

Exicutive Director


Fathima Kattil Parambath, a postgraduate in Psychology from Bangalore University, currently oversees the academic and research activities of Academy for Solution Focused approaches and Research. Having shown a strong interest in academic research, she worked in different solution focused research projects. She has publications in national and international journals in the area of solution focused approaches.

Shabnam Kattil Parambath

Research & Academic Head

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Anjali S N is a postgraduate in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry Central University. Currently pursuing Mphil Clinical Psychology at National Institute of Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities( NIEPMD). Her interest lie in working with children , Autism, neurosciences and Behavioural Modification. She has researched in the areas of Autism, Disability, Self monitoring, cognitive retraining, attachment styles, Behaviour modification and coping strategies. She worked as Assistant professor (2016-2018), PG Department of Psychology Farook College, Autonomous Kozhikode. and in2018 worked as Consultant Psychologist at Composite Regional Centre (CRC), Kozhikode, Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India. She is passionate in working with children and research.

Anjali Shoba Nanu

Clinical Head

Fathima Zeba

Fathima Zeba is a postgraduate in Applied Psychology from University of Calicut. An ardent researcher her interests lie in cognitive neurosciences, social psychology and application of solution focused approaches. She has researched and published in the areas of self-regulation, working memory, adolescent development and environmental effects on mental health. Zeba is currently a Research Assistant at Canadian University, Dubai and also functions as Research Associate for Academy of Solution Focused Approaches and Research.

Fathima Zeba

Research Coordinator

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Dr. Jaseem Koorankot, Head, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IHMANS), Calicut.

Dr. Jaseem Koorankot is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist with Solution Focused orientation since 2010. He is currently facilitating clinical psychology trainees (MPhil) as a faculty and leading the clinical psychology department at IMHANS (Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences), Calicut, Kerala. He writes and presents on solution-focused brief therapy, psychotherapy process research, affective neuroscience, career psychology, and psychometric test construction. He is passionate in research on solution-focused approaches & mental health care. Visit www.jaseem.org to know more about the facilitator.

Jaseem Koorankot, PhD



Arnoud Huibers, is a Licensed psychologist and systemic psychotherapist, member of the Dutch Society of Psychologists (NIP), Psychotherapists (NVVP), Family Therapist (NVRG) and Child- en Youth Therapists (VKJP). He was trained at the University of Utrecht and completed his post-graduate degree, at the Academic Medical Centre of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is currently a psychotherapist, in private practice, in Soesterberg, the Netherlands and trainer of the Solution Focused approach in the Netherlands, Europe and the Caribbean

Arnoud Hubers


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Dr. Dhanesh Gopalan has completed his MPhil in Clinical Psychology  from SRMC, Chennai and PhD in Psychology from Bharathiar University. He is a Certified Kids’ Skills Ambassador from Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute with more than 11 years of clinical experience. He was the former Principal & Clinical Psychologist at K E Safiya Autism Centre, New Mahe (India). He has completed more than 10,000 hours of psychological counselling. With more than 2000 hours in family therapy he has expertise in the area of managing family problems. His main forte is identifying, diagnosing and treating depression, suicide intent and bipolar disorders. He also has mastery in handling kids with Autism, Learning Disability and Intellectually challenged.

Dhanesh Gopalan, PhD


Dr Sumona

Dr. Sumona Datta is Psychometrician currently working as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Adamas University, Kolkata. She did her post-graduation from the University of Calcutta with specialization in Clinical Psychology. She received the prestigious award of Junior Research Fellowship from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She completed her PhD in Psychology with a focus on cognitive test construction from Indian Statistical Institute as a Research Fellow of Psychology Research Unit. Dr. Dutta has been delivering workshops and talk on different aspects of psychometric test construction at many academic events in India and aboard. Her key research interest lies in Cognitive Psychology, Psychometry & Solution Focused Approach, and she has several publications in these areas.

Sumona Dutta, PhD


ASFAR is committed to propagate and develop Solution Focused approach through research,  practice and supervision.

About US

We provide education and credentialing, organize seminars, workshops and conferences and promote research on the application of solution-focused approaches in diversified fields such as mental health, education, coaching and organizational development.

Contact Us

30/147 (A) Near Olympian Rahman Stadium
Govt. Medical College Campus, Kozhikode, Kerala 673008

Phone: +91 95399 33211
Email:  queryasfar@gmail.com

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