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Nilanjana Sanyal Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Professor Nilanjana Sanyal, PhD, is currently a retired professor of the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta. She is also a practising psychoanalyst for the last 36 years. She has imparted training in counselling in various governmental institutions and NGOs, both nationally and internationally, and is consistently involved in mass media programmes for awareness generation regarding mental health issues. She is also a columnist in different national dailies and magazines. She has authored a book, Positivism, Positive Psychology and Spirituality, edited two books and is a co-author of a test manual. She has over 180 international and national publications including 28 book chapters to her credit till date. Her research interests include psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality, clinical and spiritual psychology and interpersonal relationships. She is a co-researcher for the creation of a registered assessment methodology, namely the Fairy Tale Test (FTT) with Dr Carina Coulacouglou, University of Athens, Greece. She is a member of International Psychoanalytical Association and an honorary member of the FTT Society, Greece, apart from her membership in other national and international professional bodies. She is a gold medallist of the University of Calcutta, at both UG and PG levels. She received the Jubilee Merit Prize and Jawaharlal Nehru Award from the Government of India along with the Suhashini Basu Memorial Prize from the Indian Psychoanalytical Society for excellence of a research paper. Apart from other awards, she is also the recipient of the Professor Maya Deb Memorial Award (2012) from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.