Sukrut is the only institution in India that integrates two major psychoanalytic traditions of “working below the surface” — from India and the West. Its flagship programs – the Inward Change Conference (ICC) now in its 17th. year, and the international Group Relations Conference (GRC) – integrate the design of both, but with distinct interventions that are psychoanalytically informed

INWARD CHANGE CONFERENCE

The Internships are informed by intense psychoanalytic concepts and practices. ICC has been running since 2003, and has morphed into a 03-Phase, 05-day immersions in each phase, ideally spread over a 12-month period. It is offered annually during Summer and Winter.

 

Phase I is an empirically-supported experiential treatment that views emotions as important in human functioning, and working with emotions as central to therapeutic change. This phase seeks to help people become aware of, make sense of, regulate, accept, express, and transform emotional experience. It is based on an evolutionary understanding of emotion as an innate and adaptive system which helped us survive and thrive. Emotions give us important information about the world and our wellbeing; they inform us of our needs and guide our actions to meet them.

Participation beyond Phase I is by invitation.

Phase II is an exploration into current roles as they emerge from explorations in another Life Role Analysis (LRE II) and the formation of identity. This phase also offers exploration into the authorization of the self in systems, based on international practices from the Group Relations Conference (GRC) of Tavistock Institute UK and The India Conference.

Phase III is a continuation of “unpeeling” the self and understanding the underpinnings of key psychoanalytic theories. Participants will be required to explore deeper “repressed” material in the personal unconscious (LRE III). Attendance at Sukrut’s course in Organization Psychodynamics is mandatory.

GROUP RELATIONS CONFERENCE

In 2015, Sukrut offered the first-ever 14-day residential The India Conference in India, drawing on the Leicester model, and again in July-August 2017, in Goa.

TIC 2019 will be offered in Pune, from Sunday: 11 August 2019 to Wednesday: 21 August 2019.

The event will explore the unexamined tensions that exist “below the surface” between the young and the old. TIC 19 will further allow for an exploration of civilizations, where East meets West in  a context where traditional postures, assumptions and sources of confidence can no longer be relied upon to provide boundaries or a sense of identity rooted purely in tradition or recent history. Young and old from all across the world are invited to explore the fantasies and experiences of taking up different roles.

Sukrut is happy to announce that TIC 21 will be held from 11 to 20 August 2021, addressing the sub-theme “Education and Learning & Development in Global Citizenship”.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Sukrut continues to offer initiatives to train Psychologists, Teachers / Educators and aspiring individuals from other walks of life to understand Organization Psychodynamics, acquire a deeper knowledge of School Psychology, and learn to administer the Rorschach test.

The Workshop on Organization Psychodynamics helps a better understanding of people in a working context, and gain a greater capacity to understand the intra- and inter-group processes that lead to effective or dysfunctional organizations and teams. Whilst group therapy has long been established as a highly effective form of treatment, organizations are increasingly utilizing this intervention as a means of providing cost-effective Organization Development (OD) diagnosis, as well as personal therapy for key individuals in leadership roles.

School Psychology is not a specialization in India. This has left a huge gap in understanding children and adolescents, and their struggles through the formative years, without any formal, informed support from teachers, schools, and parents. To address this gap, Sukrut offered the first-ever School Psychology program in August 2018 to train its own Psychologists and key Teachers / Educators from client schools. A UK-based Consultant will conduct this course each year, drawing on practices from the UK.

In his summary of the psycho-diagnostic test, Hermann Rorschach observed:  “The test has proved to be of diagnostic value.  In normals it makes possible differential diagnosis of personality; in patients, the diagnosis of illness.  Furthermore, it presents an intelligence test almost completely independent of previous knowledge, memory, practice, and degree of education.  It is possible by means of the test to draw conclusions concerning many affective relationships.  The test has the advantage of almost unlimited applicability.”