DANA’s Annual General Meeting – Secretary’s Annual Report

DANA’s AGM for 2011 – 2019  was held at DANA on Sunday, the 30th June, 2019.

                DIAGNOSTIC AND APPLIED NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION(DANA)

                                        ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2018-2019

            To be Presented in the Annual General Meeting of DANA in its Registered Office on

                                                  30th June 2019 at 12-00 Noon

                    Diagnostic and Applied Neuro-psychological Association (DANA)  is a registered non-profit  organization which was established on February 10, 2000  by a group of Professional Mental Health Workers with a noble mission  to render services to the community for promoting mental health status of the same. DANA continues its work as a registered NGO since 2002. At present, there are Total 28 Members i.e. (namely 15 General Members, 1 Honorary Member and12 Life Members) and 48 Associate Members.

The Executive Committee of DANA for 2018-2020 consists of Dr. Amal Kr. Mallick as President, Dr. Sheila Banerjee as Vice-President, Dr. Sayandip Ghosh as  Secretary, Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay as Jt. Secretary, Mr. Pranab Kumar Moitra as Treasurer, Dr. Amit Chakraborty, Dr. Gautam Bandopadhyay, Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty, Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee, Mrs. Ratna Mitra and Mrs. Rita Roy as Members. Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty as Co-coordinator has  helped towards smooth functioning of DANA since inception.

The Executive Committee Meetings were held on 17th June 2018, 16th July 2018, 30th  December 2018, 21st   January 2019 & 25th March 2019.                                     

                        Different activities of DANA ( April 2018- March 2019 ) 

  1. A) Clinical Services
    The services offered by DANA can be assessed from the following statistics

Registered new clients – 876

  1. B) Public awareness programmes
  2. i) The fourth Mental Health Fair was organised by DANA on 1st October 2018 to commemorate Mental Health week and Mental Health Day .The following NGO S  working in the field of mental health participitated in the function: Pavlov Institute, Kolkata, Manab Sangbed, Sodepur, Girindrasekhar Institute of Psychological Education and Research,Kolkata and Manas, Madanpur. A seminar was held on the occasion on the theme for the year 2019 e.g., ” Young people and Mental Health in a changing world” .The speakers were Dr.Sayandip Ghosh, Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee, Mr Tarun kumar Dutta and Mrs Krishna sarbari Dasgupta. Dr.Gautam Bandyopadhyay and Dr.Amit Chakraborty participitated in the interactive session. Mr. Himadri Barua, Advocate was felicitated for his service to DANA during last few years.
  3. ii) DANA participated actively in the kolkata Book Fair 2019 .All books of DANA were exhibited at the stall of Shabdohorin..
  4. C) Orientation Programmes/Workshops

The following orientation programmes were held by DANA between April 2018 and Match 2019:-

  1. i) Orientation programme on Career Counselling on 29th April 2018
    Speakers were Mrs Pallabi Mukhopadhyay, Mrs Shubhra Baneerjee Pal & Mr Subir Nag.
  2. ii) Orientation programme on ” Changing thoughts as  Therapy ”
    Speakers were Dr.Sayandip Ghosh, Dr.Sheila Banerjee , Dr.Gautam Bandopadhyay, Mrs Rita roy.

iii) Orientation programme on Developmental and Intellectual Problems on Children on 5th August 2018 Speakers were  Dr.Amit Chakraborty , Dr.Gautam Bandopadhyay  &              Dr. Anirban Ray.

  1. iv) Orientation   programme on Borderline Intellectual Functioning and Borderline Personality Disorder on 2nd September 2018 Speakers were Dr.Amit Chakraborty & Dr Gautam Bandyopadhyay.
  2. v) Orientation programme on Childhood Trauma on 18 th November 2018
    Speakers were Dr.Amal kumar Mullic, Dr.Amit Chakraborty, Dr.Sheila Banerjee & Mrs Rita Roy .
  3. vi) Orientation programme on Care Giving Stress: Dilemma and Solutions on 30th December 2018. The Key Speaker was Dr.Gautam Bandopadhyay.

vii) Orientation programme on Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT) on 17th January 2019 .
The Key Speaker was Dr.Sudipa Deshmukh.

viii) Orientation programme on Identifying and Classifying Symptoms in the Mind held on 31st March 2019. The Speakers Dr.Gautam             Bandopadhyay,  Dr. Sayandip Ghosh, Dr.Ranjit Majumdar (emeritus professor of West Virginia university ,USA delivered a lecture on       psychophysics  connecting kind and body on 30th Dec 2018..

D – Cultural Activities

(a)  On 9th May, 2018, DANA organized Rabindra Jayanti at its premises. All members and guests actively participated in the programme.

(b)  On 21st October,2018,` Bijoya Sammilani was hosted by Dr Amit Chakraborty at his residence.

(c)  On 21st March 2019, the members of DANA gathered in the residence of Dr Amit Chakraborty on the occasion of Doljatra.

E – Computerization

E-billing and E- management of data related to all registered clients of DANA has been continuing over the last six financial years and is being effectively carried on.

F-  Acknowledgement

A deep sense of gratitude is expressed to A.C.Behera & Co for auditing the Accounts of DANA like previous years at a nominal fee.

Last, but not the least, it is the whole hearted co-operation from all categories of  Members and Office colleagues e.g., Ms. Puja Dutta, Mr. Subhas Maitra, and Mr. Animesh Patra, that has  helped DANA to successfully render its se

Dr.Sayandip Ghosh

(Secretary)

 

 

 

 

Special Programme on 7th October

0n the 0ccassion World Mental Health Week, Special Book Fair with books on Mental Health will be displayed and sold at DANA on 6 th & 7th October 2018 between 12 & 7 pm. A special workshop on this year’s theme will be organised at DANA on 7th October between 11 & 5 pm. All are welcome.

Programme for 7th October
Psychological problems in the young
Dr. Sayandip Ghosh
Parenting and behavioural problems
Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee
Dependence on gadgets and internet
Mr. Tarun kumar Dutta
Media and it’s effects on the youth of today
Mrs. Krishnasarbari Dasgupta

Panel discussion
Mental health of today’s youth in the changing world

Panel discussion participants
Dr. Amit Chakraborty
Dr. Gautam Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Sheila Banerjee
Mrs. Krishnasarbari Dasgupta
Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee
Mr. Tarun kumar Dutta
Moderator.- Dr. Sayandip Ghosh

DANA – AGM on 25th June 2017

Dr Amal Mallick, Dr Sheila Banerjee, Dr Sayandip Ghosh, Pranab Moitra & Pallabi Mukhopadhyay in tha AGM
Members in the AGM
Animesh Patra’s daughter felicitated for her success in Madhyamik examination

AGM of DANA was held on Sunday 25th June 2017. Secretary’s Annual Report is presented

DIAGNOSTIC AND APPLIED NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
(D A N A)

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2016-201517

To be Presented in the Annual General Meeting of DANA in its Registered Office on 25th June 2017 at 12-00 Noon.

Diagnostic and Applied Neuro-psychological Association (DANA) is a registered non-profit organization which was established on February 10, 2000 by a group of Professional Mental Health Workers with a noble mission to render services to the community for promoting mental health status of the same. DANA continues its work as a registered NGO since 2002, though in fact it has completed seventeen years of its existence. At present, there are Total 27 Members i.e. (namely 14 General Members, 1 Honorary Member and12 Life Members) and 47 Associate Members.

The Executive Committee of DANA for 2016-2018 consists of Dr. Amal Kr. Mallick as President, Dr. Sheila Banerjee as Vice-President, Dr. Sayandip Ghosh as Secretary, Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay as Jt. Secretary, Mr. Pranab Kumar Moitra as Treasurer, Dr. Amit Chakraborty, Dr. Gautam Bandopadhyay, Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty, Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee, Mrs. Ratna Mitra and Mrs. Rita Roy as Members. Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty as Co-coordinator has helped towards smooth functioning of DANA since inception.

The Executive Committee Meetings were held on 26th June 2016, 20th November 2016, 16th January 2017, 19th March 2017.

Different Activities of DANA (April, 2014 to March 2015)

A – Clinical Services

The services offered by DANA can be accessed from the following statistics. The professionals of DANA were associated with:

(1) Registered New Clients ——- 1167

B – Educational Programme

Art Therapy

(a) On 10th April 2016, 4th annual seminar on the Scope of Art Therapy in the treatment of mental illness was held at Hotel Golden Park, Kolkata. The programme was inaugurated by Swami Tattwatitananda osw Ramkrisna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark. Dr.Chittaranjan Andrade delivered a lecture on” Art, Creativity and Brain”. Dr.Debasis Bhattacharya presented a lecture on “An overview of Art Therapy”, Dr.Sayandip Ghosh spoke on “Art Therapy as an Adunctive Treatment for adult Psychiatric Patients”, Professor Soumik Nandy Majumdar delivered a lecture on “Interpretation of Visual Language- looking through the eyes of children”, Miss Trina Lahiri presented her work on “ Art Therapy in Terminal Illness”. The programme was co-ordinated by Dr. Sheila Banerjee.
A panel discussion was also held on “The Scope of Non-drug Therapy for Treatment of Mentally Ill Patients.”Dr.Gautam Saha, Sri Hiran Mitra, Dr.Gautam Bandopadhyay were the speakers on the topic. Dr.Amit Chakraborty was the moderator of the whole programme.

C- Public Awareness Programme

1. A Mental Health Fair was organized by DANA on 1st and 2nd October 2016 to commemorate Mental Health Week and Mental Health Day. Several NGOs working in the field of mental health participated in the 2 day long function. The following NGOs participated:
Pavlov Institute, Manob Sangbed, Girindrasekhar Clinic and DANA
Seminars on issues relating to mental health were also held on this ocassion
On 1st October Dr Gautam Banerjee, Dr Gautam Bandopadhyay, Mr. Sanjit Sengupta, Mr Tarun Dutta participated in a discussion titled” First Aid in Mental Health”, which was the theme of Mental Health Week, 2016. This discussion was moderated by Dr Sayandip Ghosh.
On the next day (2nd October 2016) the topic was “ Ways of Staying Happy” and the speakers were Dr Debashis Bhattacharya, Dr Amit Chakraborty, Dr Sheila Banerjee and Mr Mohit Ranadip. The programme was moderated by Mrs Bandana Mukherjee.

2. An orientation programme on “Parenting and Child Guidance” was held on 11th December 2016 at DANA premises. The speakers were Dr Amit Chakraborty and Dr Gautam Bandopadhyay. A panel discussion was also held in which Dr. Sheila Banerjee, Mr. Mohit Ranadip and Mrs Bandana Mukherjee participated. The programme was moderated by Dr Sayandip Ghosh.

3. Sreerampur Union Institution invited DANA to deliver a lecture and conduct an interactive session with parents and students on 29th January 2017 regarding Problems of Adolescence & their remedy.The speakers were Dr Amal Kumar Mallick, Dr Amit Chakraborty & Dr Gautam Bandopadhyay. The programme wasmoderated by Mrs Ratna Mitra.

4. The 2nd orientation programme on “Developmental aspects and problems of Adolescence” was held on 12th February 2017 at DANA premises. The speakers were Dr Amal Kumar Mallick, Mrs Rita Roy, Dr Sayandip Ghosh and Dr Gautam Bandopadhyay. A panel discussion was also held which was moderated and co-ordinated by Dr Amit Chakraborty.

5. DANA participated actively in the Kolkata Book Fair 2016. All books of DANA were exhibited at the Stalls of Shabdohorin .

C – Cultural Activities

(a) On 7th May, 2016 DANA organized Rabindra Jayanti at its premises. All members and guests actively participated in the programme.

(b) On 16th October, 2016` Bijoya Sammilani (Ichchhapuron) was hosted by Mrs Rina Guha at Astor Hotel.

(c) On 19th March 2017 the members of DANA gathered at the residence of Dr Amit Chakraborty after Doljatra for an informal get together.

D – Computerization

E-billing and E- management of data related to all registered clients of DANA has been continuing over the last three financial years and is

Dr.Sayandip Ghosh
(Secretary)

Workshop on Depression

Workshop on Depression is scheduled on 11th June, 2017.

Schedule for orientation programme at DANA on depression to be held on 11.6.2017

Some introspective thoughts on depression Dr. Amal Kumar Mullick
Introduction to depression Dr. Sayandip Ghosh.

Case presentation with psychoanalytic insights Dr. Tultul Ghosh

Cognitive behaviour therapy in depression Dr. Sheila Banerjee

Depression in women and social aspects Dr. Bandana Mukherjee

Non drug treatment of depression Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya

Secretary’s Annual Report 2014-15

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Dana’a Annual General Meeting for 2014-15 was held at its premises on 12th July, 2015 where Dr Sayandip Ghosh, Secretary presented the Annual Activity Report and Mr P.K.Maitra, Treasurer submitted the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 2014-15. Around 40 General & Associate Members attended the meeting followed by Lunch. Dr Amal Kumar Mullick presided over the meeting and it ended with the vote of thanks to the chair.

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To be Presented in the Annual General Meeting of DANA in its Registered Office on 12th July, 2015 at 12-00 Noon.

Diagnostic and Applied Neuro-psychological Association (DANA) is a registered non-profit organization which was established on February 10, 2000 by a group of Professional Mental Health Workers with a noble mission to render services to the community for promoting mental health status of the same. DANA continues its work as a registered NGO since 2002, though in fact it has completed fifteen years of its existence. At present, there are Total 27 Members i.e. (namely 14 General Members, 1 Honorary Member and12 Life Members) and 47 Associate Members.

The Executive Committee of DANA for 2014-2016 consists of Dr. Amal Kr. Mallick as President, Dr. Sheila Banerjee as Vice-President, Dr. Sayandip Ghosh as Secretary, Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay as Jt. Secretary, Mr. Pranab Kumar Moitra as Treasurer, Dr. Amit Chakraborty, Dr. Gautam Bandopadhyay, Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty, Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee, Mrs. Ratna Mitra and Mrs. Rita Roy as Members. Mrs. Sutapa Chakraborty as Co-coordinator helped towards smooth functioning of DANA.

DANA Study Centre Advisory Subcommittee was formed with Dr Sheila Banerjee (Course Coordinator), Dr Sayandip Ghosh (Secretary as Convener),Sri Pranab Kr Moitra (Treasurer), Dr Amal Kr Mallick, Dr. Debasish Bhattacharya, Dr Amit Chakraborty, Dr Gautam Bandopadhyay, to make policy decisions- financial as well as academic and administration to be implemented by the Course Coordinator regarding the Diploma Course in Counselling and Behaviour Management affiliated by West Bengal State University

The Executive Committee Meetings were held on 10th October2014, 1st February, 15th February and 22nd March in 2015. An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on 9th Novemder 2014.

Different Activities of DANA (April, 2014 to March 2015)

A – Clinical Services

The services offered by DANA can be accessed from the following statistics. The professionals of DANA were associated with:

(1) Registered New Clients 1003
(2) Psychiatric Evaluation (Old & New) 747
(3) Therapy/Counselling Sessions (Old & New) 2683
(4) Psychometric Assessments 276

B – Educational Programme

1. Counselling Course

DANA started 3rd session of One -year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Counselling and Behaviour Management affiliated to the West Bengal State University, Barasat. It was inaugurated on 29 th July, 2014 and the classes started on 17th August, 2014. Theory classes on different subjects related to Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychological Counselling and allied disciplines were held on Sundays from 11a.m. to 01:00p.m. and again from 2p.m.to 4 p.m. 15 students from different streams participated in the Course. Practical classes were held under the guidance of professionals of DANA. Dr. Sheila Banerjee acted as Course Coordinator.

2. Art Therapy

• An Art Therapy unit has been formed at DANA. The committee consists of Dr Amal Kr Mallick, Dr Debashis Bhattacharya, Dr Amit Chakraborty, De Sayandip Ghosh, Dr Rahul Bhattacharya, Mrs Subhra Banerjee Paul and Mr Hareet Basu. Art Therapy Project has been continuing in DANA premises. Mrs Subhra Banerjee Paul psychologist of DANA and Mr Hareet Basu as artist are associated with regular functioning of the project. DANA also collaborated with another NGO working on rehabilitation of psychologically ill patients called Paripurnata for the Art Therapy Project.
• On 2nd November 2014 IIIrd annual seminar on the Scope of Art Therapy in the treatment of mental illness was held at Hotel Golden Park, Kolkata. The programme consisted of welcome address by Dr. Amal Kumar Mallick, Introduction to Art Therapy and the work being done at DANA by Dr.Amit Chakraborty. Dr.Debasis Bhattacharya presented a paper entitled “Visual Communication of the Inner Self”, Dr.Sayandip Ghosh , Mrs. Subhra Banerjee Pal and Mr.Hareet Basu presented a paper titled “Psychotherapy Beyond talking”, Miss Trina Lahiri spoke on her work with children suffering from cancer, Ms. Fahmida Manju Majid(Psychologist & Creative Therapist UK,Bangladesh ) presented a discussion “Enabling Children to Express their Feelings through Multiple Forms of Art Therapy”. A panel discussion was also held on “The Scope of Non-drug Therapy for Treatment of Mentally Ill Patients.”Dr.Pritha Mukherjee, Dr.Tultul Ghosh, Dr.Amita Dutta and Dr. Amit Chakraborty were the speakers on the topic. Dr.Sheila Banerjee was the anchor of the whole programme.
• On 7th November 2014, Ms.Fahmida Manju Majid conducted a programme on Art Therapy through storytelling and other non-conventional techniques which she has been practicing for several years.
C- Public Awareness Programme

• On 10th October 2014 World Mental Health Day was observed by DANA in their premises and a seminar titled “Living with Schizophrenia “was organized. Dr.Debasis Bhattacharya delivered a lecture based on his huge experience of working with patients suffering from schizophrenia and Dr. Amit Chakraborty discussed on several aspects of schizophrenia with particular reference to patients who had learnt to live with their hallucinatory experiences.

• On 9th December 2014 Dr. Goutam Bandopadhyay released his book ‘Sunyo Peleo Cholbe’(It is good enough to get zero} at Jibananda Sabhaghar. A panel discussion was held in which Dr.Goutam Bandopadhyay, Dr.Amit Chakraborty and Dr.Jayanti Basu participated. The programme was moderated by Mrs.Ratna Mitra.

• On 23rd December 2014 South Eastern Railway organized a camp for career counseling and psychological assessment and counseling at Deulti. Mrs. Bandana Mukherjee and Mrs. Rita Ray conducted the entire programme.

• On 27th December 2014 a group of 30 students of RKVM Sarada Girl’s College, Barasat syudying M.Sc., Food and Nutrition attended a seminar at DANA as part of counseling centre visit.Dr.Sheila Banerjee conducted the session.

• On 4th January 2015 a camp was conducted by the professionals of DANA at Samabay Bhaban, Srirampur. The camp was organized by Srirampur Co-operative Credit Society Ltd… The programme was to increase awareness about psychological problems faced by children and adolescents and the difficulties in managing them by their parents. Mrs. Ratna Mitra was the moderators of the programme and Dr. Amit Chakraborty, Dr.Goutam Bandopadhyayand Dr.Amal Kumar Mullick were the resource persons. Other members of DANA participated in the interactive session.

• DANA participated actively in the Kolkata Book Fair 2014. All books of DANA were exhibited at the Stalls of Shabdohorin .

• On 1st February 2015, Dr. Goutam Bandopadhyay held a seminar at DANA to enumerate the changes in the DSM-V. He discussed on the evolution of the classificatory systems viz. ICD and DSM and talked about the changes in DSM-V from DSM-IV and DSM-IV TR

• On 15th March 2015 Ms. Bharati Mutsuddi, lawyer and former member of West Bengal Women’s Commission conducted a seminar at DANA premises on domestic violenc and laws pertaining to women’s rights. The seminar was attended by members and guests and was followed by interactive session.

C – Cultural Activities

(a) On 9th May, 2014 DANA organized Rabindra Jayanti at its premises. All members and guests actively participated in the programme.

(b) On 6th October, 2014` Bijoya Sammilani was hosted by Dr. Amit Chakraborty in his residence.

(c) On 15th February 2015 DANA celebrated completion of 15 years since its inception in 2000 at Dr. Tultul Ghosh’s residence. A brain storming session was also held on the occasion regarding future activities of DANA.

D – Computerization

E-billing and E- management of data related to all registered clients of DANA were started during the last three financial years and is being effectively carried on.

E– Condolence

All members of DANA deeply mourn the sad demise of Professor Tapan Basu Mullick, Psychometry Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute and Honorary life member of DANA, who passed away on 28th January 2015

F-Acknowledgement

A deep sense of gratitude is expressed to Ghosal Barnwal & Co auditing the Accounts of DANA like previous years at a nominal fee.
Last, but not the least, it is the whole hearted co-operation from all categories of Members and Office colleagues viz Ms. Puja Dutta, Mr. Subhas Maitra, Mr.Shyamal Chatterjee and Mr. Animesh Patra, that has helped DANA to become successful in its endeavors.

12th July, 2015 Dr.Sayandip Ghosh
(Secretary)

World Mental Health Day, 2014

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

The theme for 2014 is “Living with schizophrenia”. The focus of the World Health Organization will be living a healthy life with schizophrenia.
LIVING WITH A BLACK DOG: WHO video

DANA will organize an interactive programme on “Living with Schizophrenia” on Friday, the 10th October, 2014 at 5 pm at its own premises. Interested members, clients, students and professionals may kindly attend.