Art Therapy

Besides having deep involvement in therapeutic role of Yoga and relaxation practices, I , myself being an working artist , showed active interest in Interfaces of Art and Psychiatry. In 2012, I received invitation from AAMH ( Asia Australia Mental Health) at Melbourne University, Australia to participate and present a paper as an Indian delegate at Asia –Australia meet

Coming back from Australia, I formed an Art-therapy Team and initiated Art-therapy at ‘DANA’, a NGO at Kolkata ( www.danakolkata.org) in 2013. In 2013 the !st convention on Art-therapy , where eminent artists, psychotherapists and social workers were brought on the common platform to formulate an workable guideline to art-therapy.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Therapeutic ways to wellness” organized by department of home science Calcutta University at Viharilal Kolkata -27 on 21 & 22nd February 2014 & invited me to deliver a lecture on Art Therapy.

Subsequently I was invite to deliver L.P.Verma Oration on ART-THERAPY at 41st. Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society (CEZIPS) on 9th. Oct.2015 at Shillong.

UGC – HRDC, CU organized a course in “Visual & Performing Art” at Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta on 22nd November 2016.

Visual language in expression Lecture at Jaipur Art Summit 2016

In 2018, I was selected as chair-person of the Task Force on “Creativity & Mental Health” by IPS committee. This responsibility has added new impetus to spread the awareness on ‘Expressive-therapy’ with special reference to ‘Art-therapy’. Till date I with the support of IPS,WB brach & IAPP,WB branch, projected our ‘Art-therapy team’ and organized Annual Event on ‘Creativity & Mental-health’ in 2018 and 2019 where more than thirty NGOs and artists, critics and performers interacted on this issue.

Seminar in 2018: Prof. Sanjay Mukhopadhaya, JU Prof. Samanta Das, JU Dr. DB Dr. Arnab Banerjee & Asst. Prof. (Visual Art), Rabindra Bharati U

Event on Creativity and Music - Mumbai 17.11.18 (Inuguration Vinay Kumar, Honr. Secy. IPS. Dr. Mrugesh Vaishnav, President IPS.)

The event was presided by the eminent Art Critic Sri. Pranab Ranjan Roy, July 2018

Imenint Artist - Jogen Chowdhury Inagurating Art Exhebition- Art Therapy team Kolkata at Annual Event 18.8.19

Inauguration of annual event on creativity -19 Dr. Vinay Kumar, Hony. Secy. IPS.
Dr. Mrugesh Vaishnav, President IPS. &
Dr. Goutam Saha

Other activities on Mental Health awareness:

On 7th.Aug’2017. IMA Behala Branch organised Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference of IMA Academy of specialities. Delivered the oration on : ‘DEPRESSION – Let’ s talk : NON DRUG APPROACH

Delivered: G. S Bose memorial oration on 30.01.2018 organized by IAPP & Indian Association of Psychoanalytic society. Tropic – Critical appraisal of psychoanalysis

Presided the session on Psychoanalysis on 01.12.15. Dr. Sudhir Kakar speaking on ‘Psychoanalysis today’.

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