Tezpur University
     Department of Social Work

                         विज्ञानं यज्ञं तनुते
Specialized Knowledge promotes creativity

Apurba Saha

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Psychiatric Social Work, L G B Regional Institute of Mental Health (LGBRIMH), Tezpur, Assam. (September 2013- June 2013)
  • Psychiatric Social Worker: Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. (May 2010 to April 2013)
  • District Extender: West Bengal State Immunization Support Cell (Collaborative project with UNICEF) (December-2007 to May-2008)
  • Young Professional: Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), New Delhi (Aug 2005- December 2007)

Publications:

  • “Substance Abuse Among Street Children: Family Risk and Protective Factors” in National Journal of Professional Social Work, volume-12, and issue 1-2. January- December 2011, ISSN 2230-8768
  • “Substance Abuse Among Street Children: Community Risk and Protective Factors” in Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry volume 28, number 1-2, 2012, ISSN No.0971-9962
  • “Schizophrenia and Social Skill Training” in Samaj Kendraya Hejjegalu (Social Work Foot Print), volume-III, Issue1, December 2012, ISSN 2230-8830.
  • “Substance Abuse among Street Children: Risk and Protective Factors” in the training module on Specialized Care for Children Affected by drug Abuse, organised by Dept of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS- Bangalore and sponsored by National Institute of Social Defence, New Delhi.
  • “Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide” in Child and Adolescent’s Responsive Education; Manual for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers Published by Pathan Hazirika Charitable Trust, ISBN 978-81-925698-5-7

Papers presented in international conferences:

  • “Substance Abuse Among Street Children: Risk and Protective Factors”, in International Conference on Social Work and Environmental Justice and XXIX Annual Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work, 6th – 9th January 2011, Kerala India.
  • “Street Children and Substance”, in International Conference on Social Work and Environmental Justice and XXIX Annual Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work, 6th – 9th January 2011, Kerala India.
  • “Mental Health and Functionality”, in the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 10th World Congress 2009, Bangalore.
  • “Bipolar Affective Disorder and Occupational Rehabilitation”, in the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 10th World Congress 2009, Bangalore.

Award:

Judged as best paper in the scientific session of the International Conference on Social Work and Environmental Justice and XXIX Annual Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work, 6th – 9th January 2011, Kerala India.

Professional qualification

  • Ph.D in Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. (2010 - 2013)
  • MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. (2008 - 2010)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Department of Social Work. Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. (2003 - 2005)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Department of Social Work. Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. (2000 - 2003)

Research Interest:

Social Work & Mental Health, Psychosocial Care in Disaster Management, Street Children, and Application of Social Work Methods.

Extracurricular Activities:

Organized and participated in several Street Play, Drama and Skit

Contact Details:

E-mail. apurbasaha@tezu.ernet.in, apurbasahapsw@gmail.com
Service Ph. 5832