Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya
Qualification: MD
Designation: Prof-in -charge
Email Id: sangeeta@smst.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone No. : 03222 281173 (OFFICE).



Rajasee Das
Qualification: M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
Designation: COUNSELLOR
Email Id: rajasee.das@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone No. : 03222 281174 (OFFICE).
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Juliet Karmakar Mondol

Qualification: M.Phil in Psychology
Designation: COUNSELLOR
Email Id: juliet@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone No. : 03222 281175 (Office)
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Debarati Acharya

Qualification: M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
Designation: COUNSELLOR
Email Id: debarati.nag@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone No. : 03222 281109 (Office)
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Mohammad Abeer

Qualification: Ph.D in Psychology
Designation: COUNSELLOR
Email Id: mabeer@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone No. : 03222 – 281108 (OFFICE)
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Dr Debabrata Majumdar
Qualification:MBBS,DPM,MD(Psychiatry)
Designation: Psychiatrist







Ashish Pal
Designation: Front Desk Help

Samar Roy
Designation: Front Desk Help
Individual Consultation

Crisis Intervention

Group Counselling

Psychiatrist Services

Outreach

  • Gate Keeper's Training

  • Help a Friend
Workshop

After Hour Services
Research

Project Title: Resilience, recovery and re-integration of psychological health in young adults.
  • Coordinator/PI: Prof. Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya
  • Co-Investigators: Rajlakshmi Guha, Rajasee Das, Debarati Acharya, Juliet Karmakar Mondol, Mohammad Abeer.
  • Sponsor: MHRD



Project Title: Nurturing Positive Thoughts by Using Narrative Cognitive Behavior Therapy (NCBT) through Social Media in a Residential College Campus
  • Investigators: Mohammad Abeer,Jacob Tomy,Amarvind sen
  • Sponsor: Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indi

  1. Inception
  2. Arears Catered To
  3. Bridging the gap between physiological & psychological mental health
CONNECT

Appointment can be made through the following ways:
  1. Via Email – cc@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
  2. Via Phone – 03222 – 281175 , 03222 – 281173 , 03222 – 221174,03222 – 281108,03222 - 281109
  3. Come personally and take an appointment

VISIT

A student can visit the Counseling Centre Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday the hour is extended till 7:00 am. Appointment is scheduled according to the availability of the counselor and student. The student needs to inform the Counselling Centre if he/she cannot meet the scheduled appointment.This is done so that the other student can be given an appointment instead. Saturday and Sunday the centre remains closed.

GET INVOLVED

If you are observing following for a student/group:
  1. Sudden change in behavior
  2. Sudden irritation witnessed by friends
  3. Fearful , suspicious, restless
  4. Harming him/herself & talking about it
  5. Change in appetite, withdrawing from friends, sleep disturbances.
  6. Not attending classes for long time, and not taking exams.
Rejoice stories :

Story #1
    My journey with the Counselling Center has been quite satisfying. When I first contacted the counselling center, I was very disturbed with personal and family issues and was not confident about studies. Initially, I felt shy to share my thoughts with friends. Counselling helped me overcome these issues through dialog with my family and friends. Some effective study techniques were taught to me by my psychotherapist. I now have become more open and confident and my academic performance has also improved. I am grateful towards the psychotherapists, the doctor and the staff at the counselling center. The counselling center has been providing great service to students in distress and I think students who feel the need of a professional should definitely approach the counselling center for help.
Story #2
    I approached the counselling centre during a phase of personal crisis that had intensified over the period of a year. What seemed like simple shift or lack of enthusiasm in academic and social activities had, without my conscious knowledge, had intensified to a general sense of hopelessness and depression. I think I sought out the initial appointment here, only because I did not know what else to do. Sessions thereafter taught me how to analyse myself and helped me understand my issues and reach the solution that was inside me all along. Since the session, I find that I have been able to assess my reactions to external stresses better than I was previously able. I strongly feel that the rather impulsive decision to visit the counselling centre was one of the better decisions I could have taken during that period.
Story #3
    I have been visiting Counselling Center for more than 3 years and all of my experiences have been positive. The entire staff including the support personnel have been cordial and helpful. I have learned to address my issues instead of avoiding them. When I first visited the Center, I was at a bad place, nervous and anxious. Now I clearly see myself as a different person, more confident and hopeful towards life and it's uncertainties. I would like to thank not just the staff at Center but also the administration for taking a step towards addressing the issue of mental health of the students of the Institute and starting the Center.
Debarati Acharya:
Current Sponsored Project:
  • Project Title: Resilience, recovery and re-integration of psychological health in young adults.
  • Coordinator/PI: Prof. Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya
  • Co-Investigators: Rajlakshmi Guha, Rajasee Das, Debarati Acharya, Juliet Karmakar Mondol, Mohammad Abeer.
  • Sponsor: MHRD
Publications: 2011 - 2012
  • Efficacy of Psychoeduction in Primary Caregivers of Individuals with Mental Retardation - by D. Acharya; N. Sanyal and S. Basu; Indian Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 8 Issue II pp. 215-231 (2012)
Mohammad Abeer:
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST
  • Resilience Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • College Counselling Service
SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS:
  • Investigator, project entitled, ‘Nurturing Positive Thoughts by Using Narrative Cognitive Behavior Therapy (NCBT) through Social Media in a Residential College Campus’, funded by Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indi
  • Co-investigator, MHRD sponsored research project entitled, ‘Resilience, Recovery and Re-integration of Psychological Health in Young Adults’, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
PUBLICATION:
  • Annalakshmi, N. & Abeer, M. (2011). Islamic worldview, religious personality and resilience among Muslim adolescence students in India. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 7(4), 716-738
INVITED LECTURES:
  • Abeer, M. (2016, November). Research in Indian College Counselling Centres: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications. In Envisioning Sustainable Development of College Mental Health Services In India: Clinical Services, Crisis Interventions and Outreach. Symposium conducted at International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Clinical Psychology: Training, Research & Practice, NIMHANS, and Bangalore, India.
  • Abeer, M & Rajasee, D. (2015 October). Clinical services and it’s process in a residential college campus in India. In Counselling Services in a Residential College Campus in India: Clinical Services, Crisis Interventions and Outreaches. Symposium conducted at the Centenary Conference on Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
  • Abeer, M (2015 October). College-Based Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention In A Residential College Campus In India. In Counselling Services in a Residential College Campus in India: Clinical Services, Crisis Interventions and Outreaches. Symposium conducted at the Centenary Conference on Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
INVITED WORKSHOPS :
  • Abeer, M (2017 February). College Mental Health Service. A Mini Workshop Conducted at National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST), Berhampur, India
  • Abeer, M (2017 January). How to treat OCD: An Integration of Cognitive Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention. Two days Workshop conducted at MARKAZ Counselling Centre, Institute of Human Resources Activation & Management (IHRAM) Calicut, India
  • Abeer, M (2015 December). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Two days Workshop conducted at MARKAZ Counselling Centre, Institute of Human Resources Activation & Management (IHRAM) Calicut, India
Juliet Karmakar Mondol:
  • Publication in Indian Journal – “Samajbodh”(Year2012 Vol2 Issue 2) –“ Aggression: An Endurance Unfold”- Mondol Juliet Karmakar, Dr. (Ms.) Agrawal Avaneesh
  • Publication in International Journal – Juliet Karmakar Mondol, JagdishSadiza 2 and RuchiVarma 2 (May, 2015) Gestalt Therapy for Reduction of Anxiety and Enhancement of Social and Coping Skills of Underprivileged Children – the Artistic Way 1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. 2. Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi-110095, India. Published in - Elixir International Journal , Elixir Social Studies 82 (2015) 32301-32313, ISSN: 2229-712X
  • Oral Presentation in 7th Congress of Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions and 12th Biennial Conference of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, New Delhi – “Impact of the Parenting Style on Self Esteem of Adolescent: An Evaluation of Theory of Erikson and James Marcia in Indian Perspective”
  • Oral Presentation on "GESTALT THERAPY FOR REDUCTION OF ANXIETY AND ENHANCEMENT OF SOCIAL AND COPING SKILLS OF UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN - THE ARTISTIC WAY"at the XVI World Congress Of Psychiatry organised by the World Psychiatric Association at Madrid in Spain.
  • Authored book “Martial Adjustment –Extension of Psychophysical Well-being” from Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  • Additional Course : "The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People by The University of Edinburgh on Coursera. Certificate earned on July 5, 2015".
  • Paper Presentation on "Personality development in India - An Innovative Attempt at Alligment with the India sriptures,(Vedas, Upanisads, Ramayan,Bhagwad Gita), - A parallel to the Hollistic approach of Maslow's self Realization."at CENTENARY CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY (9-11 OCTOBER 2015) Kolkata by Mrs. Juliet Karmakar Mondol,Mrs. Dabarati Acharya,Dr. Rajlakshmi Guha,Mrs. Rajasee Das.
  • Paper presentation by Juliet Karmakar Mondol at the at the Centenary Conference on Psychology, 9-11 October, 2015. Best Session Award received by Juliet Karmakar Mondol for her paper entitled - Personality Development in India - An Innovative Attempt at Alignment with the Indian Scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayan,Bhagwad Gita) A Parallel to the Holistic Approach of Maslow's Self Realization Juliet, K.Mondol ,Debarati Nag , RajlakshmiGuha, Rajasee Das
Rajasee Das:
Conference papers and Symposia:
  • Proposed and presented symposium along with two team members (Dr. Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya and Dr. Mohammed Abeer K.C), titled "ENVISIONING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN INDIA"under which invited presentation topic was “TEACHING, TRAINING AND SUPERVISION IN INDIAN COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES” at International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Clinical Psychology: Training, Research & Practice held on 17 - 19 Nov, 2016, at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, South-East Asia, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22886.42563
  • Presented a poster titled “A LOOK BEFORE LEAP: GAUGING STUDENTS' AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR AN ONLINE RESILIENCE PROGRAM IN AN INDIAN RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE CAMPUS” co-authored by Shubhangi Goswami, Rajasee Das · Rajlakshmi Guha, Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya at International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Clinical Psychology: Training, Research & Practice held on 17 - 19 Nov, 2016, at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, South-East Asia, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25901.08164
  • Presented scientific paper “UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE AT INDIAN RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES: An analysis of archives for infrastructural remedies By R. Das & Dr. S. D Bhattacharya, in the 42nd National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP), 2016 at Imphal, Manipur , 24th to 27th Feb 2016 and bagged Session Best Paper award for the same. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5178.0240
  • Presented symposium, titled “COUNSELLING SERVICES IN A RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE CAMPUS IN INDIA: CLINICAL SERVICES, CRISIS INTERVENTIONS AND OUTREACH” along with co-presenter Mohammed Abeer K. C, Co-authored By Debarati Nag, Juliet Karmakar Mondol, Rajlakshmi Guha, Debabrata Majumder, Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya, Manish Bhattacharjee, at CENTENARY CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY, an International Event (9-11 OCTOBER 2015) at Kolkata, West Bengal, India, South Asia, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3298.1202 2015-10-16 T 08:45:10 UTC
  • Presented scientific paper “Interpersonal Correlates of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder Symptoms in Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder” By R. Das & P. Mukhopadhyay, in the XXII Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) organized by the Department of Psychology, Christ University Bangalore 10-12 December 2012.
Publication on College Mental Health:
  • Co-Authored Newsletter article "Reach Out Week: Breaking a Suicide Contagion on an Indian College Campus" in Winter 2016 issue, Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, INTERNATIONAL SECTION NEWSLETTER, American Psychological Association (APA) http://www.div17.org/wp-conten t/uploads/ICPWinter-2016Newsle tter.pdf
  • Rajasee Das & Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya (2015) College Psychotherapy at an Indian Technical Education University’s Student Counseling Center, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 29:2, 90-93, DOI: 10.1080/87568225.2015.1008359 To link to this article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87568225.2015.1008359
Training on College Mental Health/Suicide prevention:
  • Certified QPR Gatekeepers Instructor (2012) By QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention, P.O. Box 2867 Spokane, WA 99220, (888) 726-7926 (509) 536-5100 (509) 536-5100 (509) 536-5400 (fax), USA
Project Contribution:
  • Co-Investigator in RESILIENCE, RECOVERY AND RE-INTEGRATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH IN YOUNG ADULTS (RRA), Sponsor: MHRD, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, NEW DELHI
Awards and Achievements:
  • First owner of the film named “Bounce Back” which ranked first in the competition organized by Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, IIT Kharagpur. (http://www.happiness-iitkgp.org/happiness/display_film.php)
  • Bagged Session Best Paper award for the paper “UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE AT INDIAN RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES: An analysis of archives for infrastructural remedies By R. Das & Dr. S. D Bhattacharya, in the 42nd National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP), 2016 at Imphal, Manipur, 24th to 27th Feb 2016 . DOI: 10.13140 / RG.2.1.5178.0240