The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) at JGU undertook several initiatives to strengthen their teaching and research collaborations. This includes organising of the 7th International Conference on Victim Assistance, delegation visits to Bangkok and Vietnam, and multiple talks on several issues conducted in India, and abroad. In addition, the renowned film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (2012) was screened during Mental Health Week by the Centre of Community Mental Health in collaboration with the film society at JGU to create awareness about mental health problems.
JGU delegation visits Bangkok and Vietnam
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences visited Bangkok as part of a JGU delegation in September 2018. During the visit, Dr. Sahni delivered a talk titled “Developing High Performance Teams – A successful team beats with Behavior” at Thammasat University, Bangkok.
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) along with Mr. Rahul Bhandari, Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs & Global Initiatives (IAGI) visited several institutional partners in Vietnam from 30 September – 1 October 2018 and held meetings to strengthen existing partnerships and explore new collaborations.
The primary objective of this visit was to sign a statement of Intent with VNU University of Social Sciences, Vietnam National University to open JGU’s first international centre at Hanoi, Vietnam.
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni also delivered a talk at FPT University, Vietnam (a private university) on the topic “Testing for competence rather than for Intelligence”.
In addition, the delegation also met with Vietnam International Education Cooperation Department, the Ministry responsible for general/academic education and higher education (training) in Vietnam.
Centre of Community Mental Health at JIBS conducted inaugural talk
The Inaugural talk of Centre of Community Mental Health being started by JIBS was conducted on 3 October 2018. The Centre for Community Mental Health was established in October, 2017. It aims to create awareness regarding mental health, provide excellent education and training at par with international standards to professionally train students and engage in capacity building of existing professionals. The Institute shall focus on preventive approach to promote positive mental health in society. The main aim is to create critical workforce groomed to provide services in various settings namely educational institutions, government institutions, primary and tertiary health care setting, policy developing institutes. JIBS invited two experts in the field of mental health from Lady Hardinge Medical College- Dr. Dinesh Kataria and Dr. Sumit Rana delivered talk on “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World and Sleep Hygiene”.
JIBS Director Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni conducts awareness programme in Jaipur
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences conducted an awareness programme on “Best Teaching Practices for School Leaders” at Jaipur on 6th October 2018. Hundred participants from twenty-three schools comprising Heads of Schools, Teachers and Counsellors participated in the awareness programme.
Centre of Community Mental Health screened the renowned film Silver Linings Playbook in association with the film society
The film society screened the renowned film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) in association with Centre of Community Mental Health, JIBS during the Mental health week (8 – 12 October 2018) to see how mental health can affect the things we thought it would have no nexus to, and how the little things in life can end up making a big difference, depending on what feels rather than thinks. The plot revolved around the efforts of Pat (Bradley Cooper) to amend his relationship with his wife, which was hampered by his anger issues. In the process of the same, he enters into a dance competition alongside Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), through dance, in a way. Both of them are able to channel their energy, and somewhat their minds. The movie is based on the novel by Mathew Quick and the screenplay was adapted and directed by David O. Russell (American Hustle, Three Kings, Joy). Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in this movie. The big caste names include stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver etc. The film was followed up with a discussion by members of the Centre of Community Mental Health led by Dr Mohita Junnarkar (Assistant Director, JIBS) who brought light to certain issues surfacing from the movie.
JIBS participates in panel discussion at Lady Hardinge Medical College during the World Mental Health Week
The members of the Community Mental Health Centre- Shivjot Gill, Shivani Sachdev, Karishma and Vipin attended an invited talk and Panel Discussion at Lady Hardinge Medical College on the occasion of the World Mental Health Week Seminar held by the Medical College on 13 October 2018. Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Deputy Director, CCMH, JIBS was invited as a Panelist for the discussion. The seminar was divided in two parts which addressed two different issues. The invited talk was delivered by Dr. Jiloha on the Mental Health Care Act 2017: Challenges for Practice and the Role of Clinical Psychologists in the same. The Panel Discussion focused on the employment opportunities available for Clinical Psychologists. The panel discussion commenced with students presenting on the Opportunities and the Challenges existing for Clinical Psychologists. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Dinesh Kataria, HOD of the psychiatry department Lady Hardinge Medical College. Each panelist then brought out their views on the topic and new ideas were generated.
JIBS gets a Neuro-feedback Machine to measures the brain’s electrical waves
Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences has recently upgraded the Psychology Laboratory. JIBS procured a new Neuro-feedback Machine. Neuro-feedback measures the brain’s electrical waves. Neuro-feedback aims to change behavior by changing the brain. The brain produces measurable electrical signals. Neuro-feedback measures these electrical waves, usually with a device called an electroencephalograph (EEG). It has got multiple applications such as from courtroom to corporate setting. The seminar held by JIBS shed light on neuro-feedback, on Brain Basics by Ms. Karishma and on Neuropsychological Assessment Parameters by Ms. Shivani. This was followed by a live demonstration guided by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni. Dr. Sahni, the pioneer to develop norms for neuro-feedback for Indian Sportsperson then discussed the application of neuro-feedback.
JIBS organises 7th International Conference on Victim Assistance
The Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies (CVPS) of Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) organised the 7th International Conference on Victim Assistance from 26-27 October 2018 at the JGU campus. The conference was organised in association with the Indian Society of Victimology (ISV) and South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV).
This year over 200 delegates from across the globe attended the conference. Leading victimologists, criminologists and victim assistance professionals from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Australia, Hungary, Romania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. The inaugural ceremony of the conference was presided by Mr. Chaman Lal, IPS (Retd.), Former Director General of Police and Former Special Rapporteur, National Human Rights Commission and Ms. Enakshi Gangulay, Co-Founder, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights. CVPS had also launched its bi-annual peer-reviewed journal, Global Advances in Victimology and Psychological Studies. The selected papers from this conference will become part of the first issue of the journal scheduled for January 2019.
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