Social relationships are central to human existence. The process of socialisation requires individuals to develop attachments, make connections, create solidarities, and construct social networks.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the globe, many nations have enforced a lockdown and recommended practising quarantine, self-isolation, and social distancing to flatten the curve. Much has been written about the economic implications of the lockdown. However, the psychosocial impact of these measures remains underexplored.
In this webinar, Sabah Siddiqui and Ninad Patwardhan will discuss how the pandemic is affecting us all, from attachment to alienation. This speculative dialogue will integrate psychodynamic, sociological, and social psychological perspectives to comprehend the phenomenon better.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 5 – 6 PM IST
How to register
Click here to register online for this webinar.
Prof. Sabah Siddiqui | Faculty – Psychology, FLAME University
Sabah Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at FLAME University. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester on ‘Faith Healing’, where she investigated how medical science and traditional/alternative medicine intersect in mental health service provision. She used methods from critical psychology, ethnography, and social geography. She also explored the place of fiction in social science methodologies through the trope of ‘ghost stories’. She was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award twice by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester. Her work on faith healing has been published in the form of a book, chapters in edited books, and journal articles.
Sabah is a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, with a three-year M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Ambedkar University Delhi. She brings together psychoanalytic insights from Freud, Lacan, Object Relations, and Group Analysis to inform her work. She co-edited the book Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam, which was nominated for the 2019 Gradiva Award for Best Edited Book. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, and the Annual Review of Critical Psychology.
Prof. Ninad Patwardhan | Faculty – Psychology, FLAME University
Ninad Patwardhan has successfully completed his Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (Psychology) at IIT Bombay. His doctoral research is centered on autobiographical memory and its implications for well-being.
He has completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and Master of Science degree in Psychology (Clinical) from Christ University, Bangalore. He is primarily interested in the domains of social and personality psychology, cognitive science, and health and well-being. He has taught courses, such as Cognitive Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Psychology of War (Mahabharat), and Psychological Testing and Assessment at Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts (NMIMS University) and Applied Science at School of Design (NMIMS University). He has published his research in national and international journals and has presented research papers at national and international conferences.