Indian Association for Social Psychiatry

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

Welcome

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.

HISTORY

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)

IASP Congratulates the New Office Bearers and EC Members - 2021

Office Bearers (2021):
President: Prof Pratap Sharan (New Delhi)
President Elect: Dr UC Garg (Agra)
Vice President: Dr R K Solanki (Jaipur)
Secretary General: Prof. Varghese Punnoose (Kottayam)
Treasurer: Dr. Gauri Shankar Kaloiya (Delhi)
Editor: Prof. Nitin Gupta (Chandigarh)

EC Members (2021):
1. Dr. Tushar Jagawat
2. Dr. Joice Geo
3. Dr. Jitender Aneja
4. Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy
5. Dr. Rohit Verma
6. Dr. K.K. Mishra
7. Dr. Shikha Tyagi
8. Dr. Koushik Sinha Deb

News & Announcements

Tribute – Prof BS Chavan

Tribute – Prof BS Chavan

With profoundly sad and heavy heart, I share with you that Prof. BS Chavan, Head, Dept of Psychiatry and Director Principal, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, President-Elect of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry left for heavenly abode on 4.12.2020 at 2:30 AM. Prof Chavan had...

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General Announcement – COVID19

General Announcement – COVID19

Esteemed Members of IASP The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a nationwide lock-down since April 2020. The following events of the association have been affected due to this unprecedented event. 1. The Annual Mid-term CME of IASP: Postponed indefinitely. 2. The Annual Community Activity of IASP:...

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Join IASP

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!

Update Details

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!

Submit for Awards

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 held every year, and results are declared at the annual general body meeting.

Publish Research

The Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry (IndJSP) is peer-reviewed, indexed, online, open-access journal with quarterly print compilation of issues published. The journal accepts submission of original research articles, reviews and brief communications. Head over to the journal website for submissions.

Past Events

27th e-National Conference of The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry – Report

The 27th e- National Conference of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, 2021 was organized by the Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, Delhi on 24th January 2021 under the guidance of the IASP...

IASP: 27th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, 2021 – Online

Dear Members, Date: 24th January 2021; Time: 1.30 PM-5:30 PM, Online ZOOM Link to join program: Time: Jan 24, 2021 01:30 PM India Join zoom meeting...

23rd, WASP World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, Romania, October 25-28, 2019

Official Website: https://www.wasp2019bucharest.org/Showpage?Name=Home Message from the President WASP Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to invite you to the 23rd Congress of the World Association...

Event Report: Strengthening Home-based Care for Severe Mental Disorders in General Hospital Settings” organized by Psychiatry AIIMS, New Delhi and IASP on 27th April 2019.

CME titled “Strengthening Home-based Care for Severe Mental Disorders in General Hospital Settings” was organized by Department of Psychiatry and NDDTC, AIIMS, New Delhi and Indian Association for...

NCIASP-2019 Bhubaneswar website is now live – at http://nciasp2019aiimsbbsr.org/

The 26th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (NCIASP) 2019, will be held from 30th November to 1st December 2019 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Organized by the All India...

Community activity of IASP: Skit competition on suicide prevention & public talk at Jagaluru, Davangere, Karnataka

Date: 21-08-2019 Time: 10.00 AM TO 3.30 PM Venue: Veerashaiva community hall, Jagaluru. Background: The Jagaluru community based rehabilitation (CBR) programme is being conducted in Jagaluru taluk...

CME on “Strengthening Home-based Care for Severe Mental Disorders in Low Resource Settings”, AIIMS, New Delhi

Warmest greetings from the organizers of the CME titled “Strengthening Home-based Care for Severe Mental Disorders in Low Resource Settings”, organized by Department of Psychiatry and NDDTC, AIIMS,...

First Announcement of the National Conference of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (NCIASP-2019)

The 26th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry will be held from 29th Nov to 1st December 2019 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The theme of the conference is “Social Psychiatry in Digital Age”. Along with the presidential address and symposium on the above-mentioned theme, there will be invited lectures by experts, award papers and free papers/posters deliberating upon the wide array of issues in the area of social psychiatry.

IASP Community Activity: Parenting of School Children & Use-Misuse of Social Media” – Agra 18th August, 2018

Dear IASP Patrons, I feel privileged to inform you that on behalf of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, a Community Program in the form of public lectures titled “Parenting of School...

25th National Conference of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry – PGIMS Rohtak – Final Announcement

Dear Members, Seasons Greetings! The organization for the 25th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry to be held from 16th to 18th November 2018 at Rohtak is well under way....

Executive Council

President: Prof. Pratap Sharan
Vice-president: Prof R K Solanki
President-elect: Dr UC Garg
Treasurer: Dr. GS Kaloiya
Secretary General: Prof. Varghese Punnoose
Editor: Prof. Nitin Gupta

Council Members

Prof. Indira Sharma (ex-officio)
Prof. Mamta Sood (ex-officio)
Dr Adarsh Kohli
Dr Soumen Acharya
Dr Anoop Vincent
Dr Rachna Bhargava
Dr. Koushik Sinha Deb

Council Members

Dr. Tushar Jagawat
Dr. Joice geo
Dr. Jitender Aneja
Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy
Dr. Rohit Verma
Dr. K.K. Mishra
Dr. Shikha Tyagi

Secretariat

Prof Varghese P Punnoose
Department of Psychiatry
Government Medical College Kottayam
Kottayam, Kerala-686008
Mail: iaspsecretariatektm@gmail.com

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