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M.A., M.Phil. (NIMHANS), Ph.D. (TISS)
Room No. 210,
School of Social Work,
Teaching Block, Main Campus,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Tel: 022 - 25525467 [Off]
Ketki Ranade is faculty at the 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 lead author of 'Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice - A Resource Book for Mental Health Practitioners in India', MHI (2022) 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 of LGBTQ, specifically Queer Affirmative Counselling
Social determinants of mental health
Mental health programs, policy and law
Community Mental Health
Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S., Nair, P., Shringarpure, G. (2022). Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice - A Resource Book for Mental Health Practitioners in India, Mumbai: Mariwala Health Initiative, ISBN 978-81-947894-0-6. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361738549_Queer_Affirmative_Counselling_Practice_-_A_Resource_Book_for_Mental_Health_Practitioners_in_India#fullTextFileContent
Ranade, K. (2018). Growing Up Gay in Urban India: A Critical Psychosocial Perspective. Springer Nature: Singapore, ISBN 978-981-10-8365-5.
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. (2021). Foreword. In Simpson, P., Reynolds, P., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (Eds.). (2021). Desexualisation in Later Life: The Limits of Sex and Intimacy. Bristol: Policy Press.
Ranade, K. (2019). Framing Queer Mental Health: from deviant subjects to knowledge producers, Swakanthey (in our own voice), a newsletter of Sappho for Equality, Kolkata, Jan Issue.
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