Indian Association for Social Psychiatry
Established 1984 | Registration Number: 1178/84
Understanding the interface between culture, society and mental health in the ever-changing world
Nature of man and his cultures - prevention and treatment of his vicissitudes and disorders
National and international collaboration in the field of social psychiatry
Making knowledge and practice of social psychiatry available to all
Advancement of physical, social, psychological and philosophic well-being of mankind.
To extend consultations and carry out voluntary work for the furtherance of knowledge
The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (IASP) is the culmination of the collective effort mental health professionals across the country to create a platform for exploration, discussion, research and action on the social determinants of mental health.
Formed under the chairmanship of Professor A. Venkoba Rao in 1984, the association aims to examine the interface between culture and humanity and devotes itself to the scientific study of the issues relevant to the society. The overarching goal of IASP is to examine the role of social and cultural factors in the phenomenology, course, outcome and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The association strives to advance the application of mental health knowledge for the greater public good. IASP aspires to set high standards for research and education, and is determined to support psychiatrists and mental health professionals throughout their career. The IASP represents the first national society for social psychiatry in India and has current member strength of over a thousand mental health professionals.
IASP welcomes you to the official portal for the association. If you are a scholar or practitioner in the field or mental health, we invite you to join our ever-growing family to be a part of the social change that IASP is building.
Established: 14 January 1984
Registered: 6 June 1984
Founding President: A Venkoba Rao
Founding Secretary General: V K Varma
IJSP Established: 1986
Founding Editor: B B Sethi
President: Prof. Pratap Sharan (Delhi)
Vice-president: Prof R K Solanki (Jaipur)
President-elect: Dr UC Garg (Agra)
Secretary General: Prof. Varghese Punnoose (Kottayam)
Treasurer: Dr. Dr. G S Kaloiya (Delhi)
Editor: Prof. Nitin Gupta (Chandigarh)
NCIASP 2023 Award Paper Submission Extended to 20th September 2023
IPS-AIIMS-CME 8-9 October 2023
JSPN Awards 2024
First Announcement 30th NCIASP 2023 Raipur
Membership to the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry entails numerous benefits including free subscription to the Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, right to participate in the Association election, submission of conference papers and application for awards in the NCIASP. Join today!
Existing members are requested to update their details for contact & communication. IASP is curently updating and digitizing all members databases. Many of our members have moved and changed affiliations since 2012, when last such update happened. Head over to the members page and fill it up!
The assocation honors original research and lifetime achievement in the field of “Social Psychiatry & Mental Health” through its annual awards. Submission for awards occur in conjunction with the annual conference (NCIASP) held every year, and results are declared at the annual general body meeting.
President: Prof. Pratap Sharan
Vice-president: Prof R K Solanki
President-elect: Dr UC Garg
Treasurer: Dr. GS Kaloiya
Secretary General: Prof. Varghese P Punnoose
Editor: Prof. Nitin Gupta
Assistant Secretary General: Dr. Jaimon PM
Prof. Indira Sharma (ex-officio)
Prof. Mamta Sood (ex-officio)
Dr Shikha Tyagi
Dr K.K. Mishra
Dr Rohit Verma
Dr IRS Reddy
Dr Jitender Aneja
Dr Sandeep Grover
Dr Sandeep Kumar Goyal
Dr Sidharth Sarkar
Dr Smitha Ramdas
Dr Joice Geo
Dr Tushar Jagawat
Dr Koushik Sinha Deb