The Sambal Program

IAMH's MWP Obeservership Program

The Institute for the Advancement of Mental Health is proud to be a leader in the mental wellness space, and as part of addressing the need for high-quality psychotherapy, our learning, training and skill development program for trainee Mental Wellness Providers (MWP) incorporates observership sessions. 

How does this work?

The trainee will participate in the Google Meet meeting session for 40 minutes – they will have their microphone and camera muted at all times. You will also have the option to be introduced to them after the session, only if you want to – or you may prefer to have no interaction with them – that’s totally up to you.

Why should I do this?

The aim of this program is to allow trainees to observe what happens in an actual therapy session – so that they can better understand how to be a good psychologist. Only a few of our Senior Psychologists are mentors to trainees and only those clients deemed fit for observation are invited to participate in the program. Overall, this is needed to improve the quality of psychologists that enter the workforce – which is desperately needed.

Here is why:

We are happy to invite participation from clients into this program. To reward this bold step in enabling future generations of mental healthcare providers to learn – we offer a discount to all participants of this program.

If you are a client at IAMH and want to participate, ask your therapist if they are a mentor in the program, and they will be able to offer you an invite.

If you have already been invited, you can fill out the consent form below:



INR 950 for sessions with Elite Service MWPs (Divyani Chawla, Ummang Sharma Bajpai).

INR 650 for sessions with Standard Service MWPs (only select MWPs participating in this program).