Samikhani

Services of Samikhani

Clinical Services

  1. Psychiatry (O.P.D. services six days a week)
  2. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  3. Play Therapy for children
  4. Couple Therapy
  5. Family Therapy
  6. Group Therapy
  7. Psychometric

Capacity Development

  1. Training of caregivers in shelter homes and child protection organizations in basic helping skills
  2. Training of social workers in communication skills, helping and basic counselling skills
  3. Training of diverse groups such as teachers and parents in handling children and adolescents
  4. Professional Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling, with Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension, Jadavpur University)
  5. Training of Trainers for professionals to develop basic training capacities for mental health competencies
  6. As part of capacity development programmes, Samikshani works with NGOs to facilitate the setting up of mental health enabling environments in the organization, so that mental health concerns move from the fringes to the core of organizational policies and programmes.

Awareness Generation

  1. In communities
  2. In schools and colleges
  3. On radio and television programmes

Research and Publications

  1. Several Samikshani members are involved in mental health research.
  2. Publication: Collected works of Dr. T.C. Sinha and translation of some Freudian texts are in the pipeline

Advanced Professional Development

  1. Samikshani organizes courses for practising mental health professionals for further professional development. It also offers supervision services to established psychotherapists.
  2. Samikshani runs Play Therapy training courses for mental health professionals. It will soon begin advanced refresher courses for psychologists and counsellors.

Psychiatrists at Samikshani

Dr. S.K. Mukherjee, M.B.B.S., D.P.M., M.D.

Dr. Mukherjee treats patients with any kind of mental disorder. He also has a special interest in community psychiatry.

  • Dr. Mukherjee attends Samikshani clinic on Mondays, 5 – 8 p.m

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  Monday morning, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and then again from 4 p.m

Dr. Sarmishtha Chakrabarti, M.B.B.S., D.P.M. (Dublin), MRCPsych (London)>

Dr. Chakrabarti treats all kinds of mental disorders. She specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Dr. Chakrabarti attends Samikshani clinic on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  Monday evening, 6 – 8 p.m., and then again on Tuesday morning after 10 a.m

Dr. Debabrata Majumder, M.B.B.S., D.P.M. (Psychiatry)

Dr. Majumdar is Associate Professor of Bangur Institute of Psychiatry. He treats all kinds of mental disorders. His special interests are Neurobiology and Cognitive Neurosciences. Making prior appointments are highly recommended.

  • Dr. Majumdar attends Samikshani clinic on Wednesdays, from 4.30 – 7 p.m

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  on Wednesday morning, 10 a.m. – 2 pm., and then after 4 p.m

Dr. Prathama Chaudhuri  M.B.B.S. (Honours), M.D., D.N.B. WHO Fellow, Child Psychiatry and Deaddiction

Dr. Chaudhuri treats all kinds of mental disorders and has a special interest in disorders related to drug and alcohol use, behavioural disturbances in children and adolescents and stress management. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Calcutta Medical College

  • Dr. Chowdhury attends Samikshani clinic on Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  Thursday morning, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and then again from 4 p.m

Dr. Debasish Chatterjee, M.B.B.S., D.P.M., M.D.

Dr. Chatterjee treats all kinds of mental disorders. He has keen interest in research, especially in basic philosophical issues underpinning psychiatric diagnosis and intervention and psychiatric anthropology. He works on human rights issues in psychiatric practice as well as in the area of school mental health and rehabilitation of homeless mentally ill. He is associated with Mon Foundation.

  • Dr. Chatterjee attends Samikshani clinic on Fridays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  Thursday morning, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and then again from 4 p.m.

Dr. Somnath Bose, M.B.B.S. M.D. (Psychiatry)

Dr. Bose treats all kinds of psychiatric disorders, His special interests:  Geriatric Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Disorders related to Substance Use.

  • Dr. Bose attends Samikshani clinic on Saturdays, from 4 – 7 p.m.

For appointments,
call (91-033-24663504) on  Saturday morning, 10 a.m. – 2 pm. And then after 4 p.m.

Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists at Samikshani

Psychoanalysts

Professor Nilanjana Sanyal, Psychoanalyst, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor Sanyal sees limited patients at Samikshani. She is mostly involved with training counselors at Samikshani and offers personal counseling and psychoanalysis to the trainees and members of Samikshani as training therapist and supervisor.

Ms. Rotraut Roy Chowdhury, Psychoanalyst, M.A.

Ms. Roy Chowdhury is training therapist and supervisor at Samikshani. She offers personal counseling and psychoanalysis to the counseling and psychotherapy trainees and members of Samikshani.

Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Ms. Atashi Gupta, Psychologist, M.Sc;  Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling, Jadavpur University

Ms. Gupta attends Samikshani clinic on specific days of the week and sees patients by appointment only.

Services she provides are:

  • Counseling and psychotherapy
  • Psychometry

Special service/clientele: Geriatric counseling

 Ms. Barnali Ghosh, Psychologist, M.Sc., Certificate in Advanced Counseling and Psychotherapy, Samikshani

Ms. Ghosh attends Samikshani clinic on specified days of the week and sees patients by appointment only. Ms. Ghosh is a resource person, training therapist and supervisor for counselling trainees at Samikshani. She practices psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Services she provides are:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Play therapy for children up to ten years of age
  • Couple and family therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychometry

Special services/clientele: Play therapy for children

 Ms. Bulbul Baksi, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, M.A. Certificate in Advanced Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Ms. Baksi attends Samikshani clinic on specific days of the week and sees patients by appointment only. She is a resource person, training therapist and supervisor for counseling and psychotherapy trainees at Samikshani. She practices psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Services she provides are:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Play therapy for children
  • Couple and family therapy

Special services/clientele: Adolescents and young adults

 Ms. Chandana Baksi, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Ms. Baksi attends Samikshani clinic on specific days of the week and sees patients by appointment only. She is a resource person and training therapist for counseling and psychotherapy trainees at Samikshani. She practices psychodynamic psychotherapy.

 Services she provides are:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Couple therapy

Special services/clientele: Women survivors of abuse; trauma

Ms. Jolly Laha, Psychotherapist, M.A

Ms. Laha attends Samikshani clinic every day, but sees patients by appointment only, except for play therapy group sessions. Ms. Laha is a resource person, training therapist and supervisor for counseling trainees at Samikshani.  

She practices psychodynamic psychotherapy. She conducts play therapy clinics on Saturdays and Sunday morning. Children can join these therapy sessions without appointment, from 11 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturdays and 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. on Sundays. Parent interface takes place after the group sessions.  Services she provides are:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Play therapy for children up to ten years of age
  • Couple and family therapy
  • Group therapy

Special services/clientele: Play therapy for children; Group therapy

 Ms. Sharmishtha Mukherjee, Psychologist, M.A., Certificate in Advanced Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Samikshani

Ms. Mukherjee attends Samikshani clinic on specified days of the week and sees patients by appointment only.

Services she offers are:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Psychometry

Special services/clientele: HIV/AIDS counseling; workplace counselling

 Mr. Somdeb Mitra, Clinical Psychologist, M.Sc, M. Phil, Kolkata University

Dr. Soumitra Basu, Counsellor, M.A., Ph.D.; Certificate in Advanced Course in Counselling and Psychotehrapy

Dr. Basu is resource person, training therapist and supervisor for counseling trainees at Samikshani.  He practices in Rogerian client centered therapy. He specializes in drug and alcohol abuse related disorders.

 Ms. Sujata Roy Chowdhury

 Ms. Sumitra Mukherjee Counsellor and Psychotherapist, M.A., M.Phil (Philosophy)

Ms. Mukherjee attends Samikshani clinic on specific days of the week and sees patients by appointment only. She is a resource person and training therapist for counseling and psychotherapy trainees at Samikshani.

 Professor Sadhan Chakarabarty