Maitrayee Sen, is a PhD scholar in the department of Psychology. Her research interest lies in Gender and Mental Health, with a focus on domestic violence and how it adds up to complex trauma in women. Domestic Violence is mostly looked at in a cross-sectional fashion with a singular lens, for example, wife beating or dowry. However, this is not a one-time problem or an episodic issue. This episodic framing of domestic violence is inaccurate. Therefore, there is a need for thematic framing of the concept. Domestic Violence has always been about power and control and has multiple etiologies and trajectories and there are few psychological theoretical lenses. According to the theoretical framework of complex trauma, it is chronic, repetitive and there is no immediate escape to sight. Examples of complex trauma can include childhood abuse, repeated sexual or physical assault, long-term domestic violence, human trafficking, and ongoing war or conflict. Complex trauma can lead to a wide range of psychological and physical symptoms, including feelings of hopelessness and despair, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People who have experienced complex trauma may also struggle with issues related to trust, self-esteem, and relationships. She works extensively with Indian women from both rural and urban areas. She completed her B.A. in Psychology from Calcutta University and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Banaras Hindu University. Currently, She is trying to understand the complex Trauma theory to analyse domestic violence and mental Health in India under the guidance of Dr. Simantini Ghosh. Before starting her Ph.D., She was working with a start-up in Delhi as a Career and Life Skill Counsellor. Additionally, She has been a Graduate Assistant since 2019 at the Psychology Department of Ashoka University, where I assisted in various courses of the department. She also worked as one of Ghosh Research Lab’s Lab coordinators from 2019 till present.