1st National Conference of APSWP
Jointly Organized by
Department of Psychiatric Social Work,
Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) , Kozhikode, Kerala
Association of Psychiatric Social Work Professionals (APSWP)
Welcome from the organisers
It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to the First National Conference of the Association of Psychiatric Social Work Professionals (APSWP), being hosted by the Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences, (IMHANS), Kozhikode, Kerala and jointly organized by the IMHANS and APSWP, from 7th to 9th February 2024.
The theme of the conference is Mental Health for All: Transcending Boundaries, with sub-themes encompassing a wide spectrum of mental health practice, service, and training. The conference would be a platform for students and professionals from Social Work, Psychiatric Social Work, and other mental health professionals to enrich and share their knowledge and fine-tune their skills. We look forward to meeting you at the conference.
IMHANS is an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala established in the year 1982. It is one of the Centres of excellence in mental health in the country. We now have full-fledged Departments of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Social work, Clinical Psychology, and Psychiatric Nursing. The Child Development Service (CDS) of the institute is a unique one in the Malabar region of Kerala, with a multidisciplinary team of experts catering to the needs of children and adolescents. IMHANS is also an academic institute affiliated with the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS). The institute now conducts M.Phil & Ph.D. programs in Psychiatric Social Work, Clinical Psychology, and running Post-Basic Diploma course in Psychiatric Nursing. IMHANS could make our mark in the mental health scenario of Kerala in teaching, training, research, and clinical services.
APSWP is the only national association for Psychiatric Social Work Professionals in India. The association was born out of the collective need expressed by professionals across India for a body that takes up the cause of the profession and the professionals. Psychiatric Social Workers are valuable members of the Mental Health team with expertise in preventive, promotive, curative , and rehabilitative aspects. APSWP makes concerted efforts to protect professional interests, facilitates in setting standards for professional practice and propagates the ethical values intrinsic to the profession. The Association is also engaged in activities to protect the interest of people with mental illness and their family in par with other associations.
Mental Health of Toddler, Child and Adolescent
Interventions in addictive disorders
Physical illness and Mental Health
Mental Health in Educational Settings
Family Mental Health
Palliative Care and Mental Health
Indigenous Population and Mental Health
Gender, Sexuality and Mental Health in the Contemporary World
Psycho-Social Support and Mental Health Care in Disaster
Media and Mental Health
Community Mental Health
Tele Mental Health
National Education Policy and Professional Social Work
Disability and Rehabilitation
Mental Health Social Work in Correctional and Forensic Settings
Environment, Urbanization and mental health
Maternal Mental Health
Psychotherapy, Private Practice and Psychiatric Social Work
Policy, Programme & Acts in Mental Health
PATRONS AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dr. Anish P.K.
Director in Charge, IMHANS
Dr. P Krishnakumar
Former Director, IMHANS
APSWP Office Bearers
Dr. Sobhana H., President, LGBRIMH, Tezpur
Dr. Manisha Kiran, Vice President, RINPAS, Ranchi
Dr. Aravind Raj E., Secretary, NIMHANS, Bangalore
Dr. Renjith R. Pillai, Joint Secretary, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Dr. V. Sayee Kumar, EC Member, Chennai
Dr. Satabdi Chakraborty, EC Member, IHBAS, New Delhi
Dr. Kavita V. Jangam, EC Member, NIMHANS, Bangalore
Dr. Upasana Baruah, EC Member, Formerly at IHBAS, New Delhi
Dr. Mary Tariang, EC Member, Christ University, Bangalore
Dr. Rajaram S., Executive Director, Basic Needs India, Bangalore
Dr. Prakashi Rajaram, Retd. Addln. Prof. Dept. of PSW, NIMHANS & Psychosocial Consultant, Green City Multi Specialty Hospital, Bangalore
Dr. Rameela Sekhar, Mental Health Professional and Trainer at Manashanthi Counselling , Research and Training Centre, Karnataka
Dr. Shalini K. Sharma, Counsellor, & Freelance Trainer
Dr. Kalpana Sarathy, Professor & Dean School of Social Work -TISS, Guwahati
Dr. Anita Rego, Founder & CEO,PEARLSS 4 Development Pvt. Ltd. & AMITA care counseling and psychotherapy services, Hyderabad.
Dr. Tara Chacko, Partner & PSW Consultant, Zeitgeist
Dr. Sonia Pereira Deuri, Prof. and Head, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGBRIMH, Tezpur,Assam
Dr. Srilatha Juvva, Professor, Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families, School of Social Work - TISS, Mumbai Campus
Dr. Dipanjan Bhattacharjee, Head & Associate Professor, Dept. of PSW, CIP, Ranchi
Dr. Bornali Das, Senior Lecturer of PSW, Dept. of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College, Assam.
Dr. B. P. Nirmala, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bangalore
Dr. Jahanara M. Gajendragad, Professor & Head, IHBAS, Delhi
Dr. Kamalesh Kumar Sahu, Department of Psychiatry Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh
Dr. Sateesh Kaujalgi, Associate ProfessorDept. Of Psychiatric Social Work, DIMHANS
Dr. Bhupendra Singh, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health, UHS, Rohtak, Haryana.
Dr. S.N. Sahu, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Post Graduate Institute of Behavioural & Medical Sciences (PGIBAMS), Raipur, Chattisgarh.
Dr. Soyuz John, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Medical College, Manipal, Udupi
Dr. Nand Kumar, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Gwalior Mansik Arogyashala, Gwalior, M.P.
Dr Praful Kapse, Assoc. Professor & Head, Dept. of PSW, MIMH, Pune
Ms. Sunita K., Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Center for Excellence in Mental Health, ABVIMS & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr. Ketki Ranade, Asst. Professor, TISS, Mumbai.
Dr. Seema P Uthaman (Head, Department of PSW)
Dr. Jobin Tom (Assistant Professor, Department of PSW
Dr. G Ragesh (PSW, IMHANS).
Ms. Philia Varghese (PSW, IMHANS).
Dr. Pradeepkumar P. C., Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
Ms. Mamtha Swain, Assistant Professor, Mental Health Institute (C.O.E) SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack
Dr. A. Thirumoorthy, Professor, Dept. of PSW, NIMHANS, Bangalore.
Dr. R Dhanasekara Pandian,
Professor of PSW
Dr. Susheela, Former Associate Professor in PSW, Govt. Medical College,TVM
Mr. Tomy Mathew, Lecturer in PSW, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam
Dr. Chandramukhi Kotian, Senior PSW, MIMS, Calicut
Dr. Radhakrishnan V K, Secretary General WAPR & Immediate Past President WAPR IC
Dr. C. J. John, Member, Kerala State Mental Health Authority.
Dr. Nagalingam. M, Head, Dept of Social Work, Central University of Kerala
Prof. Jose Antony, Head, Dept of Social Work, SSUS, Kalady
Dr. Kiran Thampi, Head, Dept. of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Cochin
Dr. Treesa T.P, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Social Work, Vimala College, Thrissur,
Dr. Sheelama, Teacher in Charge, Dept. of Social Work, SSUS, Thuravoor
Dr. Anitha A., Teacher in Charge, Dept. of Social Work, SSUS, Payyanur
Dr. Anas M. K., Teacher in Charge, Dept. of Social Work, SSUS, Tirur
Ms. Beena, Head, Dept. of Social Work, Calicut University Regional Centre Sulthan Bethery
Mr. Jijish M, Principal In-charge, Sree Sabareesa College, Mundakkayam, Kottayam
Mr. Nibin Paul P., Treasurer, APSWP, Kerala Chapter
Dr. Harish M T, HoD, Dept of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Kozhikode
Dr. Geetha Govindaraj, Director, School of Family Health, KUHS, Kozhikode
Dr. R. Chandni, Professor, Head of Emergency Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Dr. Sheethal, HoD, Dept of Pediatric Oncology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode
Dr. Jyothi Ramesh, HoD of OBG, Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Dr. Anvar Hussain, Director, Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM), Kozhikode
Dr. Jose Mathew, HoD, Dept. of Social Work, Holy Cross, College
Dr. Aneesh, HoD, Dept. of Social Work, St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, Kozhikode
Dr. Vincy, HoD, Dept. of Social Work, LISSAH College, Kozhikode
Dr. Ashalatha P. J., HoD, Dept. of Social Work,MES College,Vadakara, Kozhikode
Mr. Ratheesh S. R. (Head, Department of Clinical Psychology) -
Dr. Reena George (Head, Department of Psychiatric Nursing )
Dr. Fathima Hanan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Tele Manas, IMHANS)
Dr. Neeny P. M. (Medical Officer, IMHANS CDS)
Dr. Shabeesh Balan (Scientist D, CIBS, IMHANS)
Ms. Reshma T. (Project Coordinator, Recovery Facilitation Project, IMHANS)
Mr. Vivyn Mathew (Project Director, TMHP, IMHANS)
Ms. Anjana M. T. ( PSW, Tele Manas, IMHANS)
Ms. Arsharani P. T. (PSW, RFP, IMHANS)
Ms. Neethumol Xaviour (Ph.D Scholar, IMHANS)
ORGANIZING TEAM- IMHANS
1. Best paper award for the B.S.W. STUDENT
2. Best paper award for the M.S.W. STUDENT
3. Best paper award for the M.Phil., PSW SCHOLARS
4. Best paper award for the Ph.D. Scholar of Psychiatric Social Work
5. Best paper award for the Psychiatric Social Work Practitioner
6. Best paper award for the Psychiatric Social Work Faculty Presentation
7. Best Paper award for the Behavioural and Social Science professionals.
SPECIAL AWARDS AND GUIDELINES
8. Dr. R. S. Bhatti Memorial Award. Please see the details
A cash award of Rs. 5000/- will be given to the winner.
9. Dr. R. Parthasarathy Memorial Award. Please see the details
A cash award of Rs. 5000/- will be given to the winner.
BEST Department Awards
10. Best UG Social Work Department Award By IMHANS
11. Best PG Social Work Department Award By IMHANS
A certificate and a rolling trophy will be given to the winning Department.
Only registered participants can contest for awards and receive a certificate
Life members can contest in various award categories except those meant for UG, PG, M.Phil scholars, and Behavioral Sciences.
The presenting author should be the first author in the award paper and he/she will be receiving the award
Soft copies of the full paper must be submitted with the cover letter to the organizing committee of the conference through an email: email@example.com, clearly mentioning the award category on or before the 15th January 2024
Original research articles/case reports (with psychosocial intervention and discussion) that have not been published in any other journal would be considered for the award category.
Last date for Abstract submission: 15th December. 2023
Last date for full paper submission: 15th January 2024
Guidelines for abstract
Abstracts are invited for free paper presentations, Award papers, Poster presentations, Symposia and Workshops.
The abstract should NOT be more than 250 words with headings such as introduction, methodology, results, conclusion and keywords (3-5 keywords)
The abstract should contain the title of the paper, name, designation and institutional affiliation of authors, and contact details (e-mail ID & phone number) of the presenting author at the end of the abstract.
Registration is mandatory for all the presenting authors.
Guidelines for full papers
Full paper should NOT be more than 3000 words with headings such as introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion
A maximum of two tables and one figure can be appended separately
Referencing style: APA 6th Edition
Declaration of conflict of interest
NOTE FOR ABSTRACTS AND FULL PAPER SUBMISSION
Paper must contain title of the paper, name, designation and institutional affiliation of author(s), contact details (Email ID & Contact address) of the presenting author
• Times New Roman style, font size 12, 1.5 spacing in a single file in MS Word format.
• Abstract and full paper should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION DETAILS AND ENTITLEMENTS
Abstract Book and conference kit
2-day Lunch and 1-day Dinner, tea and snacks 3 days
Certificate of Participation
Note: The conference kit for the spot registration will be subject to availability
Payment details: A/C Number: 42319409782
UPI ID: nca2024@sbi
For registration queries contact: Ms. Ayana K P - Ph: 8075251036
Link for registration: https://forms.gle/nEeBZv1rVJgpoaCSA
ACCOMODATION AND TRAVEL
Accommodation shall be provisioned on prior payment. The arrangement for comfortable accommodation on reasonable and subsidized rates shall be made on the first-cum-first serve basis in the nearby places. Participants have to bear the travel expenses on their own as there is no travel support from our side.
Contact : Ms. Krishna S - Ph: 9746390104
How to reach conference venue :
IMHANS Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/iqXZUgvT3jt7oC6q9
IMHANS is situated in the Govt. Medical College campus (near Institute of Chest Diseases and Institute of Palliative Medicine), Kozhikode. IMHANS is around 10 km away from the KSRTC bus stand and Kozhikode Railway station and around 30 km away from the Calicut International Airport
Conference mode: Offline
Conference Workshops / Pre-conference Workshops
Proposals are invited for the Conference and Pre-conference Workshop. Please see the format
Interested persons may send their proposals to the Organizing Secretary by 30th November 2023
Date for Pre-Conference workshop: 7th Feb 2024
Contact: Ms. Neethumol Xavier - Ph: 7034056654
Important dates :
Last date for Abstract submission: 15th December. 2023
Last date for full paper submission: 15th of January 2024
Last date for Early bird registration: 30th November 2023
Kozhikode District (Approximate distance from IMHANS)
Kappad beach (23km)
SM Street (10 km)
Pazhassi Museum, East Hill (10km)
Thusharagiri waterfalls (42km)
Sargaalaya- Kerala art and craft village (47km)
Regional Science Centre and Planetarium (8.3km)
Beypore fort (18km)
Kakkayam Dam (58km)
Kozhikode Beach (10km)
Edakkal cave (89 km)
Banasura Dam (80 km)
Lakkidi (49 km)