Three-day National Seminar on Psychology at CUSB organised during March 24 – 26, 2017
By making slight modifications in lifestyle any type of mental illness can be cured and it is an important component in psychiatric treatment said, Prof. R. K. Chadda, Head , Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on inaugural day of three-day national seminar organised by the Centre for Psychological Sciences (CPS) of Central University of South Bihar (CUSB). Delivering a key note address at the three day national seminar on “Psychological Sciences: Current Perspective and Emerging avenues of Practice, Training & Research” at the auditorium of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Prof. Chadda informed that there are 7 psychologists per 1000 individuals in India, as reported by Mental Health Atlas. Prof. Chaddha emphasized upon the importance of joint family in the development of a child’s personality. There is no effective medical treatment for psychological disorders. Psychologists can be very effective in healing individuals suffering from non-communicable diseases. They help in studying the genesis of upcoming problems, added Dr. Chadda.
Earlier the seminar was formally inaugurated by lightening of lamp by dignitaries. The faculty members – Dr. Das Ambika Bharti, Dr. Narsingh Kumar, Dr. Manglesh K. Manglam, Dr. Chetna Jaiswal felicitated the guests with memento in company of Prof Tej Bahadur Singh, Dean of School of Human Sciences, Head of the Department, Centre for Psychological Sciences.
While inaugurating the seminar, the Chairperson, Prof. A. K. Sinha, Dean of School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, explained that statistics, incorporated with psychology, can be very helpful in conducting quantitative researches
Prof Tej Bahadur Singh, Dean of School of Human Sciences, Head of the Department, Centre for Psychological Sciences, introduced the Seminar by specifying the relevance of the theme. He explained the importance of Media and Forensic Psychology in reducing the criminal acts through a deeper understanding of the discipline. He also said that Psychology can help in understanding the difference between Indian Media and Western Media.
As the guest of honour, Prof. S. P. K. Jena, professor of applied Psychology in University of Delhi insisted that with the help of an interdisciplinary approach, Psychology can be helpful in serving the Indian society. The orphans, the homeless, women suffering from domestic violence and many more can be the subjects in qualitative researches which would eventually benefit them.
Dr. Smriti Joshi, a renowned psychologist at E-psyclinic talked about Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Services and its relevance in Indian context. The emphasised the importance of internet as a preferred component for dealing with mental health problems. Prof Braj Bhushan, from IIT Kanpur, talked about the glorious past of psychology in Patna. Alongwith the talks and presentation of guests, the participants presented their papers during the inaugural day of the national seminar.
Likewise, on second day the experts delivered talks and participating students presented their research papers. The third and the last day of the national seminar the session started with presentation on "Alcohol and drug addiction” by Dr. Gauri Shankar. The event proceeded with a technical session chaired by Vibha Sharma and Dr Gauri Shankar, AIIMS, Delhi. Participants from in and around Bihar actively participated in the event. The event came to an end with the valedictory session in which three participants were awarded the best paper awards. They were Ms. Kriti from IIT Patna, Ms. Jaya Shukla, CUSB and Ms. Vaishali, Patna Women's College. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Narsingh Kumar.