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Shifa Haq

Dr. Shifa Haq

Assistant Professor

E-mail: shifahaq@aud.ac.in

Assistant Professor , School of Human Studies

Qualification

  • PhD in Psychology, University of Delhi
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Delhi

Past Experience

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Centre for Psychotherapy and Clinical Research (CPCR), School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi (2010-2015)
  • Research Assistant, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi (2010-2012)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Delhi (2008-2011)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, I P College, University of Delhi ( 2009-2010)
  • Student Counsellor, Ramjas College, University of Delhi (2007-2010)

My Zone / Area of Expertise

My interest include psychoanalysis, gender, violence and mourning. The courses I teach include perspectives on case studies from Freud to contemporary psychoanalysis; working in community settings with focus on massive trauma, poverty and culture; and relational and inter-subjective turn in psychoanalysis.

Awards

Received Sudhir Kakar Award for the best paper titled, 'The Holy One Inside- An Apology for Mourning', Presented in the Third International Psychoanalytic Conference, 'An Invitation to Engaging with the Other- An Indo-Iranian Dialogue', New Delhi, 2016

Publications

  • Haq, S. (2019). Communicating and Not-Communicating- Reflections on Classroom as a Facilitating Environment. In H. Vahali (Ed.), A Song Called Teaching: Ebbs and Flows of Experiential and Empathic Pedagogies. New Delhi: Aakar Books
  • Haq, S., Paul, R. Mihalits, D., Tateo, L., Marsico, N. (2018). Hidden Present and Visible Absent in the City of Dreams- Assembling the Collective Imagination. Human Arenas- Journal of Psychology, Culture and Meaning (pp. 151-165). Springer ISSN 25225804
  • Haq, S. (2018). Sita through the Time Wrap: Revisiting the Ticklish Relationship between Renunciation and Moral Narcissism in the Lives of Indian Women. In A. Dhar, M. Kumar, & A. Mishra (Eds.), Psychoanalysis from the Indian terroir: Emerging themes in culture, family, and childhood (pp. 67-84). Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Haq, S. and Siddiqui, S. (2018). Between Neutrality and Disavowal- Being Muslim Therapists in India. In I. Parker and S. Siddiqui, Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam- Cultural and Clinical Dialogues (pp. 60-69). Routledge: London.
  • Haq, S. and Chandrashekar, K. (2018). A Charged Conversation- Between the Clinic and the Classroom. In Chandrashekar, K., Lacroix, K. and Siddiqui, S. (Eds.), Annual Review of Critical Psychology- Special Issue-Sex and Power in the University, Vol. 15 (pp. 168-181). ISSN:1746-739X
  • Haq, S. and Masih, S. (2017). Waiting in the Dark. In M. B. Acreche & M. W. Harris (Eds.), Counterdreamers (pp. 81-90). London: Karnac.
  • Haq, S. (2015). Representing Absence- Survivor Art in Kashmir through Works of Masood Hussain. Edited by Chakravarti, S. and Bandhopadhyay, S.R. In 'Proceedings of Indian Art History Congress', XXIII Session 2014, New Delhi. Indian Art History Congress: Guhati, pp. 295-302.

Seminar / Conferences

  • Haq S. (2019). “Reading Gandhi in Winnicott- A study on Survival and Destruction”. Presented in conference ‘Gandhi: The Person and his Philosophy’, Indian Psychoanalytical Society, Kolkata, 1-2 March 2018.
  • Haq, S. (2018). “Desire in the Clinic and the Classroom”. Presented in round table themed ‘Sexuality and Harassment’, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University, New Delhi, December 1.
  • Haq, S. (2018). “ From Debasement to Self Love in Women’s experiences”. Presented in Catharsis- Annual Psychology festival- ‘Women and their Inner World’, Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, 31 August.

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  • Haq, S. (2018). “Surviving through Destruction- Reading Gandhi in Winnicott”. Presented in IARPP 16th Annual Conference, ‘Hope and Dread- Therapists and Patient in an Uncertain World’, New York City June 14-17.
  • Haq, S., Paul, R. Mihalits, D., Tateo, L., Marsico, N. (2018). “Hidden Present and Visible Absent in the City of Dreams: Assembling the Collective Imagination”. Presented in the Fourteen Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, May 16-19.
  • Haq, S. (2018). “The Invisible and the Mysterious - Response to Cosimo Schinia and Mariano Horenstein, the Geography of Psychoanalysis Group”. Presented in the Fifth International Psychoanalytic Conference, 'Psychoanalytic Exploration of Darkness in Culture and Clinic’, New Delhi, 12-14 January.
  • Haq, S. and Siddiqui, S. (2017). “Between Neutrality and Disavowal- Being Muslim Therapists in India”. Presented in the College of Psychoanalysts- UK International Conference, ‘Islamic Psychoanalysis/ Psychoanalytic Islam’, University of Manchester, 26-27 June.
  • Haq, S. (2017). “Being a Woman in Asia- A Discussion Panel”. Presented in the IPA Asia Pacific Conference, ‘Asian Oedipus’, Taipei, 4-6 May.
  • Haq, S. (2017). “The Art of Mourning through its Failures”. Presented in the National Conference on Literary Aesthetics and Conflict Studies, Deen Dayal Singh College, 20-21 April.
  • Haq, S. (2017). “A Place of Collective Mourning- The Role of APDP in Kashmir”. Presented in the National Seminar on Women in Conflict Zone (ICSSR), Swami Vivekanand Government College, Ghumarwin (H.P.), 11-12 March.
  • Haq, S. (2017). “The Untaming of Tongues- Listening to the Perverse and the Normal”. Presented in the Fourth International Psychoanalytic Conference, 'Dyads Across the Life Cycle- An Indo-Japanese Psychoanalytic Conversation’, New Delhi, 6-8 January.
  • Haq, S. (2016). “On Murdered Sleep and Silence- Reflections on Perversion and Normality in the Clinic”. Presented in Sukrut’s Fourth International Conference, ‘Intimacy and Sexuality- International Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Bangalore, 25-26 November.
  • Haq, S. (2016). “Radical Sullen Atheists or Devoted Mourners? On Mourning Disappearances in Kashmir”. Presented at Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of Berlin, Berlin, June 17.
  • Haq, S. (2016). “Living Memorials and Generational Mourning- Alternative Routes to Healing in the Context of Disappearances”. Presented in the Third International Conference of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness & Fourth Congress of the Society for Integrating Traditional Healing into Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry, Bangalore, 5-7 January.
  • Haq, S. (2016). “The Holy One Inside- An Apology for Mourning”. Presented in the Third International Psychoanalytic Conference, 'An Invitation to Engaging with the Other- An Indo-Iranian Dialogue', New Delhi, 5-8 February. The paper received Sudhir Kakar Award for the Best Paper in the conference.
  • Haq, S. (2015). “Sita through the Time Warp- Revisiting the Ticklish Relationship between Renunciation and Moral Narcissism in the Lives of Indian Women”. Paper presented in the seminar ‘Culture and Psyche: Sudhir Kakar’s Contribution to Indian Cultural Psychology and Psychoanalysis’, Christ College, Bangalore, 9-10 January.
  • Haq, S. (2014). “Mourning the ‘Disappeared’ in Kashmir- Surviving Trauma through the Dialectics between Loss and Absence”. Paper presented in the Annual Convention of NAOP, NITTR Bhopal, 12-14 December.
  • Haq, S. (2014). “Representing Absence- Survivor Art in Kashmir through Works of Masood Husain. Paper presented in the Indian Art History Congress, National Museum Institute, 11-13 November.
  • Haq, S. (2012): “About Bodies, Not Blood: Imagining Absence through the Experience of Enforced Disappearance in Kashmir”. Paper presented in the National Conference on 'Vicissitudes of Violence: An Inter-disciplinary Conference on Conflict and Peace', I P College, Delhi University, 16-17 January.
  • Haq, S. (2010): “Resistance in Mourning: Psychoanalysis and Political Struggles.” Paper presented in a symposium on ‘Psychoanalytic Responses to Emotional Pain and Social Suffering’ in the Annual Convention of NAOP, JNU, 10-15 December.
  • Haq, S. (2009): “That Which Cannot be Conceived: When the Analyst Leaves.” Paper presented in a symposium organized by Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Delhi, 22-23 November.