Dr Gideon Arulmani

Dr. Gideon Arulmani, is a clinical psychologist with M.Phil in Medical and Social Psychology from the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (India) and a doctoral degree in Career Psychology from the University of Portsmouth (UK).  He also holds an advanced diploma in Counselling and a diploma in Philosophy and Theology.  He is the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Promise Foundation, headquarted in Bangalore, India.
 
Gideon has been interested in the interface between culture and counselling with specific reference to the psychology of work and career. His research has been presented at international conferences as well as in peer reviewed scientific journals.  He is well known for his book on the theory and practice of career counselling (McGraw Hill, 2004). 
 
Gideon is an international consultant for the World Bank, UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank, for whom he has executed assignments on guidance and counselling in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.  He is a board member of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance and an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth, UK.  He is an International Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, UK, Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury Christ Church UK and Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther University, India. He is the president of the Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning. He is a member of the Government of India Planning Commission’s committee for Adolescents' Development and Youth Affairs
 
Gideon has been interested in drama and storytelling and has written and produced a number of short plays and skits. He is also interested in the documentary as a medium of communication and worked as a photographer-script writer in the early part of his career. He uses the parable as a key element in his presentations and his approach to counselling. He is presently working on two novels in the historical fiction genre set in South Asia. He is also interested in craft. Mowyla (Move On With Your Life), a company he has informally started searches for unseen stories in nature to create handmade artefacts that unveil their unseen intricacies.
 
Gideon’s strongest passion is making wine!  He has a small vineyard, where he grows an Indian version of Shiraz!