EVENTS
CALENDER

Sep 16th , 2017

Lecture

Lecture

Dr. Madhurima Ghosh, M. D. will deliver a talk on Post -Partum Depression on 16th September, 2017 at 4 PM at the Library Hall of the IPS.
All are requested to attend.

second semester

The second semester of the course for trainee candidates begins on 12th August, 2-17. Candidates willing to enroll have to register by filling up the requisite form (can be downloaded or obtained from the office of the Society) and pay a semester fee of Rs. 2000/- either by direct transfer to the account of the Society or by paying to the office of the Society between 1st August, 2017 to 10th August, 2017.


Title of the course for the second semester: Psychopathology of mental disorders

161st Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Sigmund Freud

The 161st Birth Anniversary of the Father of Psychoanalysis will be celebrated on 6th May, 2017 (Saturday) in the institute premises.

"Autumn Sonata", directed by Ingmar Bergman, will be showcased followed by a psychoanalytic discussion of it.
The event starts at 4 pm on Saturday and is open only to the students of the institute.

5the Dr. N. N. De Memorial Lecture

The 5th Dr. N. N. De Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Payel Dutta. Topic: On the Issue of Mental Health Bill, 2017 Date: 29th April, 2017. Time: 4.00 PM Venue: Library Hall of The Indian Psychoanalytical Society

Inauguration of 6 month Certificate Course conducted by West Bengal State University, Barasat in affiliation with IPS

Condolence Meeting for Late Dr. D.N. Nandi - The Legendary Pychiatrist and past President of IPS. (in collaboration with Kolkata Chapter of Indian Psychiatric Society)

42nd Girindra Sekhar Memorial Lecture Speaker: Dr. Osamu Kitayama, President, Japan Psychoanalytical Society.

Dr. Osamu Kitayam, President, Japan Psychoanalytical society delivered the 42 Girindra Sekhar Memorial lecture on 4th of January, 2017 at the Library Hall of the Society, titled On Metaphor".  It was a unique and extremely enriching experience for all the members and affiliates of the Society. After the lecture, the audience interacted with Dr. Kitayama. The question answer session was largely related to the paper of Dr. Kitayama and psychoanalysis in Japan. It was a very enlivening session.

The Honourable Consul General of Japan graced the occasion by his presence. He was present through out the entire length of the programme. He had also invited the members of the Council for a dinner at his residence. Dr. Pushpa Misra, President, Ms. Sarala Kapoor, Secretary, Dr. Jhume Basak, Assistant Secretary of IPS, and Dr. Tultul Ghosh, Member, Council of the IPS attended the dinner. Not only that the dinner was a sumptuous one, it was a unique opportunity for all of us to be acquainted with a part of japanese culture.

We are looking forward to more future interactions with the Japanese Psychoanalytical Society.

A TRIBUTE

Professor Arup Ghoshal (April 25th, 1945- July 22nd, 2016)
 

Professor Arup Ghoshal, Honorary Secretary of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society (IPS) passed away on the 22nd off July, 2016 in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) after a brief illness.

Passing out from the Applied Psychology Department of Calcutta University in 1970, he joined the same department as a teaching faculty member in 1973 to which he was attached till his retirement in 2005, serving thirty two long years.

During these 32 years he has many credits to his name:

·         He was the main inspiration behind starting the Clinical specialty in the department as it is today. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the status psychology is enjoying today in our state is due to the lion share of effort put in by Prof. Ghoshal.

·         The psychological assessment and psychotherapy unit, known as the `Service Programme Unit’ (SPU) of the department was in a sickly state. He took charge of the same from 1983 giving it a robust shape and converting it into a centre of excellence where patients, both children and adult, were referred by different hospitals and psychiatrists from far and wide. Service was provided at a very nominal amount. His understanding of psychological tests, particularly, projective tests, was profound to the extent that his reports had a special mark of being written by him. He became the Head of SPU till his retirement.

·         He was an excellent teacher. Under his tutelage many students became psychologists, who are well established today.

·         Numerous PhD students got their doctorates under his able guidance.

·         For ten years he also taught students of Psychiatry, DPM and MD in the department. 

·         Forming a registered association named, `Eastern Zonal Psychological Association’ for the first time in our state in 2002.

After joining psychology he became deeply interested in psychoanalysis, starting his personal analysis as part of psychoanalytic training under Dr. T. K. Chatterjee from 1970 in the classical Freudian method (which is prevalent even now). He became a member of the Society soon thereafter. He was a practicing and trainee analyst for a long period of time.

He took charge as the Secretary from 2005. At this time also IPS, rather psychoanalysis in general, was going through a crisis of sort. Starting with only four students and total apathy about psychoanalysis, young students finding other modes of psychotherapy like CBT, more attractive, his able guidance managed to make a 360 degree turn around where there are a hundred and four students now! More are waiting to join.

Although being firmly Freudian, he was greatly influenced by the work of Erik Erikson and Carl Rogers. Besides other things, he preferred to use the term `client’ instead of `patient’ as he felt that the word `patient’, adds to the stigma already associated with individuals suffering from some kind of psychological distress. He believed in unconditional acceptance of a client and also felt that the influence of social factors had to be considered. He was very confident in dealing with individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder.

The IPS is the oldest Society in Asia, being 96 years old. He was planning the centenary celebration with an international conference which was supposed to be fitting for such an occasion and our Society.

After joining as secretary at the age of 60 years, that too after his retirement, he devoted not only his best but extra effort to put IPS at the world map, working hard and for long hours. He invited many renowned psychoanalysts to give lectures or take workshops from all over the world and across India during his tenure. He was invited by IPA to participate in a panel discussion on its 48th Congress in Prague, 2013. He was planning many expansion, awareness and outreach programs not only in Kolkata but in other states of India and also in some of the neighboring countries! Since he was a trainee analyst, he had many students taking training in psychoanalysis besides numerous clients.

On a more personal note, he was an individual of cultured and refined taste, enjoying the finer nuances of life be it good music to having very good tea in fine china cup. He was always well groomed and dressed for the occasion. He was widely read both in English and Bengali literature. Movies were another of his hobbies, often giving examples from them to clarify a point while teaching. Travel was his passion, going away on a trip every few week.

He was a very good human being, always helping others, even if that meant going against the tide he never hesitated. He was a living example of empathy and acceptance.  He was called from far and wide to give lectures which were well attended as he infused his lectures with lively examples and humor. Despite his fame and position till the end he remained modest and humble. He was not only a lover of human beings but of animals as well, feeding a flock of crow everyday with his own hand.

During his life time he suffered from many major illnesses most important of which was cancer of larynx when he was just 35 years. However, nothing could affect his indomitable spirit and positivity towards life.

He had all along wanted to live life on his own terms not compromising his autonomy, he had expressed the wish that he would not like to live a vegetative life, would rather prefer a dignified exit with his faculties intact.

In fact, that is how he left. Till the end he retained his senses, baffling the attending doctors. He continued to advice the running of IPS from his ITU bed in hospital.

It is needless to say that his passing away has left a void in the IPS and the field of psychology which would be hard to fill, as it is difficult to find a person who can match up to his knowledge, zeal, enthusiasm, sincerity, honesty and love for the subject.

And for many personally, they have lost their best friend, philosopher and guide.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and daughters-in–law, numerous analysands, students, friends, members and the staff of IPS.

May his soul rest in peace.

Notice

10/04/2015-16                                                                                                                           07.12.2015                                                                                                                         

                                                                          

 

 

 N O T I C E

 

 

A joint meeting of the Council of the Society and the Board of the Institute will be held on Saturday, the 26th of December, 2015, at 4.30 p.m. at 14, Parsi Bagan Lane, Kolkata - 700 009.

 

 

Members are requested to attend the meeting.

 

 

 

( Arup Ghoshal )

     Secretary

 

 

Agenda: -

 

1.       To consider the proceeding of the last joint meeting of the Council of the Society and the Board of the Institute held on 10th of October, 2015.

 

2.       To consider the appointment of Asstt. Secretaries, Librarian, Asstt. Librarian, Editor of Smiksa, Asst. Editor of Samika, The Director of Institute and Editorial Board of Samiksa for the current session of the Society etc.

 

3.   To consider the interview reports for studentship of Dr. Baiju Gopal, Ms. Mahua

      Chatterjee, Ms. Saranya Banerjee and Ms. Richi Paranrampuria.

 

4    To consider the letter of Ms. Saswati Chakraborty Mukhopadhyay and Ms. Payel

       Banerjee.

 

5.   Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

 

                    

 

41st Girindrasekhar Memorial Lecture

INDIAN PSYCHOANALYTICAL SOCIETY

Affiliated to International Psychoanalytical Association

14, PARSIBAGAN LANE, KOLKATA-700 009

Phone : 2350 - 8788 

41st GIRINDRA SEKHAR MEMORIAL LECTURE 

Dear Sir/Madam,

We have much pleasure in inviting you to the 41st  GIRINDRA SEKHAR MEMORIAL LECTUTE to be delivered by Dr. Sudhir Kakar on Wednesday, the 2nd    December, 2015 at 4.00 p.m. in the Library Hall of the Society at 14, Parsibagan Lane, Kolkata – 700 009.

The topic of the lecture is : “Culture and Psychoanalysis : A Personal Journey”.  

Yours sincerely, 

SRI ARUP GHOSHAL

Secretary

NOTICE

N O T I C E

 

Applications invited with bio-data for admission in a course of psychiatric counselling from graduates, including medical graduates and homeopathic degree holders. Enquire at Indian Psychoanalytical Society, 14, Parsibagan Lane, Kolkata - 700 009, Phone No. 2350-8788, by 24.11.2015. Preference will be given to persons with psychology back ground. Age below 35 years.

 

 Arup Ghoshal

   Secretary

 

 

NOTICE

N O T I C E

A joint meeting of the Council of the Society and the Board of the Institute will be held on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2015, at 3.30 p.m. at 14, Parsi Bagan Lane, Kolkata - 700 009.

Members are requested to attend the meeting.

( Arup Ghoshal )

     Secretary

Agenda: -

1.       To consider the proceeding of the last joint meeting of the Council of the Society and the Board of the Institute held on 8th of August, 2015.

2.       To consider the application for affiliateship of Mrs. Madhabi Ray, Ms. Urmita Chakraborty and Sri Dipanjan Bagchi.

3.   To consider the application for Training-in-Psychoanalysis of Mr. Baiju Gopal

      and Ms. Mahua Chatterjee. 

4    To consider the payment of Puja Ex-gratia of Staff of the Society and Clinic.

5.   Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

 

                    

 

Dr. Nagaendra Nath De Memorial Lecture

The following Nagendra Nath DE Memorial Lecture was held in Calcutta :-

  • The 1st Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Amarendra Nath Basu on “LOVE (Prem : Freud, Plato, Upanisad)” was held on 2nd October, and 9th October, 2004.
  • The 2nd Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on I) “Studies of Hysteria by Freud” and II) “Capacity, confidentiality and mental health” was held on 16th December, 2006.
  • The 3rd Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on “Neurologist – Freud” was held on 12th March, 2010.
  • The 4th Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Brahma on “Socio-Cultural & Clinical Aspects of Suicide” was held on 1st March, 2014.

Girindra Sekhar Memorial Lecture

The following Nagendra Nath DE Memorial Lecture was held in Calcutta :-

  • The 1st Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Amarendra Nath Basu on “LOVE (Prem : Freud, Plato, Upanisad)” was held on 2nd October, and 9th October, 2004.
  • The 2nd Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on I) “Studies of Hysteria by Freud” and II) “Capacity, confidentiality and mental health” was held on 16th December, 2006.
  • The 3rd Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on “Neurologist – Freud” was held on 12th March, 2010.
  • The 4th Dr. Nagendra Nath De Memorial Lecture by Dr. Arabinda Brahma on “Socio-Cultural & Clinical Aspects of Suicide” was held on 1st March, 2014.

A two-day Workshop Programme by Dr. Salman Akhtar on “psychoanalytic Technique from Assessment to Treatment : Revised and Update” was held on 24.01.2012 and 25.01.2012. ghts of Girindrasekhar Bose in Psychoanalysis and Present Day Psychiatry”.

  • The lecture by Dr. Arabinda Brahma on the occasion of death anniversary of Dr. Sigmund Freud to be followed by panel discussion was held on 22.09.2012.
  • The lecture by Dr. Ashit Baran Gosh on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Girindrasekhar Bose was held on 05.02.2013.
  • The Speak by Dr.(Ms.) Pushpa Misra on “Tagore and Freud : Female Sexuality” was held on 13.04.2013.
  • The speak by Ms. Sarala Kapoor on “Evolution of Aggression in classical Psychoanalysis” was held on 06.05.2013.
  • The speak by Dr. Amarendra Nath Basu on “Sigmund Freud and Swami Vivekananda : Comparison” was held on 14.09.2013 (Part – I) and 28.09.2013 (Part – II).
  • 10th May ‘Society’ is going to celebrate birth anniversary of Sigmund Freud was held on 10th May, 2014.
  • On this occasion a panel discussion by students of the Institute’s has been arranged, entitled “Relevance of Freudian psychoanalytic concepts in today’s society”.

125th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Girindrasekhar Bose was held on 30th January, 2011, at Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Rajabazar Science College, C.U. “Theme Thoughts of Girindrasekhar Bose in Psychoanalysis and Present Day Psychiatry”.

The speaks by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on “Eco Psychiatry – A New Horizon of Mental Health” was held on 29.12.2011.

The 150th Birth Anniversary of Sigmund Freud was held on 18th and 19th November, 2006, at Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Rajabazar Science College, C.U. Swami Pravananda Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission had kindly consented to inaugurate the seminar.

  • The speak by Dr. T.K. Chatterjee on “Transference” was held on 12.07.2008.
  • The speak by Ms. Suvra Chunder on “Intermittent Explosive Disorder” was held on 22.11.2008.
  • The speak by Ms. Sarala Kapoor on “The Counter Transference an Asset to Psychoanalysis” was held on 24.01.2009.
  • The speak by Dr. Amarendra Nath Basu on “Psychoanalysis and Yoga” was held on 12.09.2009.
  • The speak by Dr.(Ms.) Jhuma Basak on “The Psychoanalytic Perspective of the Japanese-Prohibition of Don’t Look – Japan and India” was held on 24.10.2009.
  • The speak by Dr. Amarendra Nath Basu on “Sabhyatar Sankat : Rabindra Nath –O- Freud” was held on 11.12.2010.
  • The speak by Dr. Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury on “Suicide : A Psychoanalytical Focus” was held on 23.12.2010.

The Post Centenary Golden Jubilee Birth Anniversary of
Sigmund Freud on 20th May 2006.

The seminar is part of the celebration of Sigmund Freud’s Post Centenary Golden Jubilee birth anniversary. The seminar was held on 1st July 2006, the following lecture :-

  • Return to Freud : Return to Mystic Writing Paid – By Dr. Anup Dhar.
  • Freud and the Question of Sexual Difference – By Dr. Ranjita Biswas.
  • The lecture by Dr. Anuradha Mukherjee on “Freud –vs- Hegemony : Hamlet” was held on 29th July 2006.
  • The lecture by Dr. Tinni Dutta on “Tagore’s Poems and Songs – Interpretation from Freudian Perspectives” was held on 26th August 2006.

PARTICULARS OF TRAINING-IN-PSYCHOANALYSIS

INDIAN PSYCHO-ANALYTICAL SOCIETY

14, PARSI BAGAN LANE,

KOLKATA – 700 009.

PHONE NO. 2350-8788

E-mail : ips_06@rediffmail.com

PARTICULARS OF TRAINING IN PSYCHO-ANALYSIS

1.         The application must be graduate and above twenty one years of age. We prefer at least graduate in psychology or philosophy and psychiatrist.

2.         He/she must be an affiliate of society before applying for training-in-psychoanalysis.

3.         After being an affiliate once can undergo personal analysis under a “training” analyst of his/her choice or society may suggest.

4.         After at least 50 or 60 sessions if the analyst considers he/she may apply through requisite form, available from society office. Duly endorsed by his/her analyst.

5.         If permitted by society the applicant will have to appear for interview to three different analysts and they will ascertain eligibility. If their opinion concur applicant shall be allowed to undergo formal training under his /her analysts.

6.         After extensive personal analysis which may require 500/600 sessions if not more, and trainer opine that the analysant i.e. trainee is fit to be analysing other but under the supervision of a “control analyst” training analyst may refer the trainee for sanction of the society. If permitted he/she will take at least two cases and with consultation with supervisor analyse the patient.

7.         When control analyst opines that the trainee is fit enough to submit those two cases in the form of dissertation for ascertaining his/her suitability as analyst the trainee will have to submit two copies of each case to society for adjudication by two different adjudicators.

8.         If their decision concur the trainee will have to deliver a public seminar on one of those submitted dissertations.  

9.         After successful seminar society may admit him/her as an Analyst i.e. Member of Indian Psychoanalytical Society. Each and every member automatically become a member of International Psychoanalytical Association.

10.       Every decision is taken by the Council of Indian Psychoanalytical Society and that is final.  


( Arup Ghoshal )

     Secretary