Psychology is a branch of science which studies about behavior and cognitive processes. Clinical Psychology is the branch of psychology which deals with application of scientific knowledge gained, to understand, diagnose, assess, treat mental health conditions, familial-social interactions, personality and conditions that cause disability.
Psychology is a branch of science which studies about behavior and cognitive processes. Clinical Psychology is the branch of psychology which deals with application of scientific knowledge gained, to understand, diagnose, assess, treat mental health conditions, familial-social interactions, personality and conditions that cause disability. Detailed assessment and specialized intervention is provided by the department for a variety of conditions including neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental delay and Learning Disabilities. Disability is multifaceted and hence the department focuses on liaison work with all the departments at NIPMR.
The psychological effects of disability are multidimensional. Improving the quality of life of the disabled individual needs detailed assessment of personality, needs, interests, coping mechanisms, and way of relating to people, abilities, intellectual performance and the individual’s own perception of one’s disability. Family plays a crucial part in perception and management of disability. For the individual to work effectively on his abilities; it is important to motivate them and clarify their self-concept and improve their confidence. Caregiver burden and expressed emotion, is important to be addressed for the welfare of the family, which also affects the quality of the disabled.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Behavior training programs should be implemented to correct the impairments in the adaptive behavior. Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. Hence identification of the problem as well as the management is important. Our Clinical Psychology Unit provides a detailed psychological assessment through standardized tools and the interventional programs are tailored to the needs of the individual. Apart from the intervention model for the children, the family members are also provided with parental and family counseling to enhance the total quality of life of the family as a whole. When a disabled child is born; all hopes of the parents are shattered. In order to assist the parents in dealing effectively with the situation counseling is essential, as a part of the whole management plan. The department holds all these in perspective and delivers services to suit the needs of the individual and family.
Area of interests: Family therapy, Psycho analytically oriented psychotherapy; Mood disorders and personality disorders, Psychological assessment.
Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in Rehabilitation, Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has completed post-Graduation in Applied Psychology from Bharathiar University, 2007. His interested areas include management of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychological Research and Counselling.
Mrs Amrutha CP has done her M.Sc in clinical Psychology from Christ college Irinjalakuda. She has done her internship from Mental Health Centre Olampara, Trivandrum. Has a working Experience in District Mental Health Program (DMHP), Trivandrum, She has participated in OKHI Disaster Management. Worked in De Addiction Department at Mental Health Centre in Olampara. Also worked in APEX Counseling and Therapy Centre, Chalakudy (Award Bhavan). She has been working in NIPMR as Consultant Psychologist since 2018.
Mrs Jaseena has done her M.Sc in Clinical Psychology from Christ college Irinjalakuda. She has done her internship from Mental Health Centre, Thrissur. Has a working Experience in Training Learning Disability programme organized at Mental Health Centre Thrissur. Also worked in AVA Centre For Neuro Rehabilitation Kodungallur, Thrissur. Has done paper presentations. She has been working in NIPMR as Consultant Psychologist since 2018.
Mr. Eldho Paul is a Consultant Psychologist at NIPMR. Having completed his post graduation in MSc. Applied Psychology from Rathinam College of Arts & Science (Autonomous), he has done internships from Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur and IQRAA Centre for Psychiatric Care, Kozhikode. He also has a prior working experience in Prathyasa Counseling Centre. In addition to these, his area of expertise are psychological assessment and counselling.