Ashis Roy has a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. Following his post graduation, he completed a three-year program on ‘Training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist’ at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Delhi. He is currently pursuing his doctorate—an exploration of the notions of ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ in intimate Hindu-Muslim relationships—from the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. He is interested in exploring the relevance of psychoanalytic clinical thinking in the field of qualitative research.
Ashis has been a consultant for non-governmental organizations such as Saathi, Prayas, Salam Balak Trust and Pradan. His work involved interviewing and understanding repatriated children and adolescents, and documenting their journey from the streets to their homes, and engaging with issues of poverty and mental health.
He has worked as Guest Faculty in Zakir Husain College and Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, and as a Counsellor in Delhi Police Public School, New Delhi.
Ashis is involved in a project of the Ambedkar University that aims at contextualizing and tracing the history and significance of psychoanalysis in India, its influence in some disciplines of the social sciences such as anthropology and literature, and in the field of mental health, for training culturally and politically sensitive psychodynamic psychotherapists. The project aims at collating and building on foundational ideas about clinical thinking, which will feed into the creation an advanced M. Phil Program and the setting up of a clinic for the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy at Ambedkar University, Delhi.
Ashis practises psychotherapy at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Delhi.