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. Indira Sharma

Vice-president: Prof. Pratap Sharan

President-elect: Prof. BS Chavan

Treasurer: Dr. Vinay Kumar

Secretary General: Prof. Mamta Sood

Editor: Prof. Debasish Basu

Assist Sec-General: Dr. K Sinha Deb

President’s Message on COVID-19

The covid 19 pandemic has affected 210 countries of the world including India. To contain the spread of the virus the country has been in lock-down since 23.3.2020. It has resulted in disruption of normal life and a stress of unprecedented proportion. The psychological impact is immense & varied with virtually all being affected as mentioned below… Read More

Prof Indira Sharma

President, IASP

Editor’s Call for Journal Submissions Related to COVID-19

The Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, on behalf of its parent body- The IASP, plans to bring out an issue dedicated to  various aspects of COVID-19. For this, any member of IASP is invited to submit original research, first-person accounts and narrative reflections. Read More

Prof Nitin Gupta

Editor, IndJSP (IASP)

News & Announcements

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

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....

National CME on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry: AIIMS, New Delhi – 9th April, 2018

The Department of Psychiatry and National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi in association with IASP organized a one-day CME on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry on 9th April 2018....

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

To All the Members of the Association Dear Members, Seasons Greetings! With great pride and happiness, I take pleasure in informing all that the 25th National Conference of Indian Association for...

Executive Council

President: Prof. Indira Sharma
Vice-president: Prof. Pratap Sharan
President-elect: Prof. BS Chavan
Treasurer: Dr. Vinay Kumar
Secretary General: Prof. Mamta Sood
Editor: Prof. Debasish Basu
Assist Sec-General: Dr. K Sinha Deb

Council Members

Prof. Rajiv Gupta (ex-officio)
Prof. B S Chavan (ex-officio)
Prof. Rajesh Sagar
Prof. Adarsh Kohli
Dr. Mrugesh Vaishnav
Dr Rachna Bhargava
Dr Soumen Acharya

Council Members

Prof. R K Solanki
Prof. Atul Ambekar
Prof. Nand Kumar
Dr. Subhash Das
Dr. Santanu Goswami
Dr Anoop Vincent
Dr. Abdul Majid

Secretariat

Prof Mamta Sood
Department of Psychiatry
Room Number 4096, Fourth Floor, Academic Block, AIIMS, Delhi 110029

Phone: +91-11-26596634
E-mail: mamtasood.iasp@gmail.com
Fax: +91-11-226589787, 8663

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