The Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) has set up a Centre of Psychotherapy and Clinical Research (CPCR) at the School of Human Studies in its premise.
The CPCR is launched with five-fold objectives that include conducting research, facilitating clinical thinking about states of psychological health and breakdown, offering free and low fee psychotherapy and counseling services, training psychotherapists and anchoring a three-year-long psychotherapy training program in the country, which is M. Phil in psychotherapy and clinical thinking.
The most considerable feature of the CPCR is to provide free and low cost psychological services to needy ones. The idea of providing this service has been included to counter the stress on commercialization of healthcare, especially of mental healthcare services in the country, stated the Dean of the School of Human Studies, AUD.
Apart from this, the Centre is also intent to provide short-term training to psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, clinical psychologists and nurses, and to raise awareness on mental health issues. It will also involve in networking with advocacy groups and the legal system.
For the research part, the Centre would involve in promoting psychoanalytic research that would be focused on the understanding of the human mind.
At the core of the research activities of the CPCR would lay research in areas such as trans-generational trauma, emotional vulnerabilities caused by political and social displacements, implications of community and individual work, etc., said the Dean.