About Conference

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences is a one of a kind integrated healthcare system working across different spaces to promote mental health in India. The department functions across the numerous Fortis Healthcare facilities in Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ludhiana and Mohali.

A cohesive network of Psychiatrists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychodynamic Psychotherapists, Psycho-oncologists, Arts Based Therapists, Remediation experts, Organizational Psychologists and Sport Psychologists, the Department offers an array of clinical and non-clinical services catering to the demands of a variety of sectors. Focus is laid on providing a holistic treatment approach, with emphasis on improving the well-being of the individual within the socio-cultural system.

The specialized programs running successfully by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences are:

Fortis School Mental Health Program

Psych-Ed: The Fortis National Psychology Quiz

Fortis Organizational Psychology Initiative

Fortis Sport Psychology Initiative

Fortis Internship Program in Psychology

Fortis Academic Initiative in Psychology

Psycho-oncology

Dr. BHARAT PANCHAL AWARD

Dr. Bharat Panchal has been working in the field of Mental Health for more than 30 years, training, supervising and guiding Psychiatrists and Psychologists through his work as a professor of Psychiatry first at BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad and currently at Government Medical College at Bhavnagar. He has contributed to the society and community through varied self-driven initiatives which have changed the lives of lakhs of people. To honour and commemorate the lifetime of work done by Dr. Panchal the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research is being instated by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare. The award would be given to the best paper presented at the conference to be held on 5-7 October, 2018.

WELCOME NOTE

Dr. Samir Parikh – Conference Chief Patron

We had an enriching exchange of ideas, with many thought provoking discussions and researches being shared in 2017 when we conducted the First Fortis Annual Psychology Conference. This year I look forward to an even more robust conversation on the cultural discourse within Applied Psychology.

This years’ topic is of great significance and relevance with increasing recognition around the world about the important role that culture plays in every aspect of our lives. As a Psychiatrist I encounter and come face-to-face with numerous cultural experiences on a daily basis. I hope that this conference will provide a platform for scholars and practitioners working across the globe to showcase their scholarship and expertise on culture and psychology.

He is the Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences and Chairperson of Fortis National Mental Health Council, Fortis Healthcare.

Kamna Chhibber - Conference Chair

This conference looks to bring together both students and professionals within the field of psychology, to share their thoughts, ideas and research on how culture pervades the varied areas in which they work. Our theme this year is in keeping with research which has long indicated towards the role that culture plays in our lives and every aspect of it.

I look forward to welcoming all delegates to be a part of this platform. In keeping with our tradition from the previous year we would be awarding the Best Research Paper the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research. We hope to receive many papers that would explicate the role, relevance, theoretical underpinnings, transitions, trends and applications of culture within Psychology.

We welcome you all to join us in 2018 to make this a successful, engaging and captivating event!

She is the Head - Mental Health, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis National Mental Health Program, Fortis Healthcare

2018 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • MS.ADITI KAUL - Expressive Arts Based Therapist
  • DR.ANURAG MISHRA - Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
  • DR.BHARAT PANCHAL - Psychiatrist
  • MS.DIVYA JAIN - Sport and Counselling Psychologist
  • DR. KAMLESH DAVE - Psychiatrist
  • MS.KAMNA CHHIBBER - Clinical Psychologist
  • DR. KEDAR TILWE - Psychiatrist
  • MS. KESHAV SHARMA - Psycho-oncologist
  • MS.MIMANSA SINGH TANWAR - Clinical Psychologist
  • MS. ROSHNI SONDHI - Counseling Psychologist
  • DR. SAMIR PARIKH - Psychiatrist
  • DR. SANJAY GARG - Psychiatrist
  • MS. TARA MEHTA - Clinical Psychologist
  • MS.URVASHI PAWAR - Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
  • DR.VENKATESH BABU - Psychiatrist
  • DR. VISHAL CHHABRA - Psychiatrist

SPEAKERS

Inviting full paper submissions to be considered for the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research!

Last date for submission : 15th September 2018.

Manuscript length (including all pages, tables, and figures) should be no longer than 15 pages total adhering to the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). Manuscripts need to be submitted in MS word format, and mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com by 15th September 2018.

Text and references are to be single-spaced with tables and figures appearing on separate pages. Present figures and tables in electronic, final format. All manuscripts must include a 250-word abstract, 2 to 5 keywords, and a 50-word (or fewer) biographical statement for each author.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Word limit : 250 words

Font : 12 point Times New Roman Font

Note : Multiple submissions can be submitted across the sub-themes, but only one single submission can be accepted for each first author

Results of abstract reviews to be returned to authors within one week of deadline for submission

Abstract submission : For submitting your abstracts for the conference please send a mail with the abstract attached in a MS Word document to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com.

Title (specify for oral/poster presentation) : (Not exceeding 25 words)

Authors and Co-Authors : (1) XYZ (2) ABC and (3) PQR (Full names, in order of authorship)

Institutional Affiliations/City : (1) Dept. of Psychology, XYZ University, India (2) Mental Health Care, ABC Hospital, Canada (3) Sydney, Australia

Email of Corresponding Author : xyzpsychology@gmail.com

Abstract

Background : The rationale underlying the research, elaborating on the basic premise(s) and the context for the submission. Objectives : Specify the aims and objectives of the present research. Methods : Describe the methodology, the sample, tools of assessment as well as analysis, etc. Results : Present the findings of the paper within the context of the objectives and background, demonstration the premises hypothesized in the paper. Conclusion : Highlight the implications of the findings, along with any limitations of the present paper. Keywords : (3 to 5 keywords separated by a semi-colon)

Call for Abstracts : Opens on 1st April 2018

Last Day of Submission of Abstracts : Extended until 1st September 2018

Last day of submission of full paper : 15th September 2018

The poster needs to be in a portrait orientation, 70cm width x 100cm height. The poster could be hand-made or printed and needs to be submitted by the delegates by 9am on the day of the conference itself.

E-paper presentation needs to be submitted in the form of a MP4, AVI or FLV format, with a maximum length of 6-8 minutes. The video could include the e-presentation in the form of a 16:9 powerpoint presentation as well as an inset of the presenting author.The e-paper/video needs to be mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com with details of the authors before the last date of submissions.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Word limit : 250 words

Font : 12 point Times New Roman Font

Note : Multiple submissions can be submitted across the sub-themes, but only one single submission can be accepted for each first author

Results of abstract reviews to be returned to authors within one week of deadline for submission

Abstract submission : For submitting your abstracts for the conference please send a mail with the abstract attached in a MS Word document to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com.

Title (specify for oral/poster presentation) : (Not exceeding 25 words)

Authors and Co-Authors : (1) XYZ (2) ABC and (3) PQR (Full names, in order of authorship)

Institutional Affiliations/City : (1) Dept. of Psychology, XYZ University, India (2) Mental Health Care, ABC Hospital, Canada (3) Sydney, Australia

Email of Corresponding Author : xyzpsychology@gmail.com

Abstract

Background : The rationale underlying the research, elaborating on the basic premise(s) and the context for the submission. Objectives : Specify the aims and objectives of the present research. Methods : Describe the methodology, the sample, tools of assessment as well as analysis, etc. Results : Present the findings of the paper within the context of the objectives and background, demonstration the premises hypothesized in the paper. Conclusion : Highlight the implications of the findings, along with any limitations of the present paper. Keywords : (3 to 5 keywords separated by a semi-colon)

Call for Abstracts : Opens on 1st of May, 2018

Last Day of Submission of Abstracts : 31st August, 2018

Last day of submission of full paper : 31st August, 2018

The poster needs to be submitted as a 1-page PDF file in portrait orientation, 2148 width x 3070 height in pixels (70 cm width x 100 cm height). Pictures, graphs and tables can be included in the e-poster, but videos and music cannot be included. The poster needs to be mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com with details of the authors before the last date of submissions.

E-paper presentation needs to be submitted in the form of a MP4, AVI or FLV format, with a maximum length of 6-8 minutes. The video could include the e-presentation in the form of a 16:9 powerpoint presentation as well as an inset of the presenting author. The e-paper/video needs to be mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com with details of the authors before the last date of submissions.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Registration
09.00am Onwards
DAY 1 5th October, 2018 DAY 2 6th October, 2018 DAY 3 7th October, 2018
10.00am to 11.00am
Keynote Addresses
Prof. Nandita Chaudhary –
“The myth of the independent individual:
Why there can be no psychology without culture”
Prof. Manisha Kohli
“Looking at the Cultural Aspects of Mental Health”
Dr. Samir Parikh
“Exploring the Cultural Responsiveness of Applications of Psychology and Mental Health”
Dr. Bharat Panchal (via video-conferencing)
“Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research”
11.00am to 11.30am BREAK
11.15am to 02.00pm
Plenary Sessions
Subtheme -
Theoretical Underpinnings of Cultural Psychology
Subtheme -
Frontiers of Cultural Diversity: Exploring Transitions and Trends
Subtheme -
Understanding Applications in Psychology
within the Cultural Context
11.15am to 12.15pm Ms. Geetika Kapoor –
“Culture of Learning”
Dr. Sanjay Garg –
“Transcultural Psychiatry”
Prof. Abha Singh
“Indigenous Approach – Cultural Contextual Psychology”
12.15pm to 01.00pm BREAK
01.00pm to 02.00pm Ms. Divya Jain
“Culture, Sports, and Psychology”
Dr. Sieun An
“Cultural Differences and Adapting those Differences”
Dr. Smita Awasthi –
“Culture, Ethics and Children with Special Needs”
02.00pm to 02.30pm POSTERS AND LUNCH
02.30pm to 03.45pm E-paper and Oral Presentations
03.45pm to 04.00pm BREAK
04.00pm to 05.30pm
Special Segments
Clinical Disorders Through the Cultural Lens*
Dr. Kedar Tilwe in conversation with Dr. Puneet Dwevedi and Ms. Tara Mehta
Exploring the Roots of Indian Psychology*
Dialogues between Dr. Bhavuk Garg and Prof. Naved Iqbal
Music Transcending Cultures as a
Psychotherapeutic Method*

Facilitated by the Arts Based Therapy Team, Fortis Healthcare
      Closing Ceremony (05.00pm to 05.30pm)
   

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION TYPES AND DETAILS
Categories Early Registration Fees
(Till 10th August 2018)
Late or Onsite
Registration Fees
Students* INR 1500 INR 2500
Non Students INR 2500 INR 3500

Group discount of Rs. 500/- per person would be available to those registering in groups of 5 or more.

On-site registrations would have to be done by cash payment only.

Group registrations would not be applicable on the day of the conference. Please pre-register to avail the group discounts.

*Individuals registering as students need to carry their ID cards on the days of the conference. In case an individual does not have an ID card the charges for registration would be revised to those applicable for non-students. If registration has been done previously the additional amount would need to be furnished on the day of the conference.

CONTACT

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Ms. Roshni Sondhi – Counselling Psychologist and Conference Secretary +91 9999436059

or write to us at: mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com

ACCOMODATION

Individuals travelling for the conference can seek accommodation at Taj Vivanta, Sector 44, Gurgaon (adjacent to Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon) at special discounted rates.

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NEFT

Please send in a copy of the transaction receipt to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com to ensure the procesing of your participation in the conference.

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    Fortis Hospitals Ltd.

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    05720330001202

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    HDFC Bank Ltd

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    Vatika Atrium Block No –A, Khasra No 1741/1742/1743, Village-Wazirabad, Guragaon-122002, Haryana

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The transaction receipt for the NEFT transfer needs to be sent within 1 week to confirm the registration. If the transaction receipt is not received the registration will be cancelled.

For individuals registering on 10th of August which is last date of early bird registrations, the transaction receipt of the NEFT transfer needs to be sent on the same day. If the transaction receipt is not received on the same day, the charges for late/on-site registration would be applicable.

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION

We extend our warm invitation to all those interesting in being a part of the 2018 Conference by extending their support through sponsorship and exhibitions. Kindly mail your details to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com.

Highlights of 2017