Association & Activities
Outside these prescribed course structure, the department and psychology association regularly organizes various seminars, workshops and training sessions by experts in the field for the students.
The department is proud to have initiated several knowledge enhancement activities to enrich the psychology students. One such event is a seminar club and a journal club.
|The seminar club of Psychology department conducts General seminars on various general topics of psychology to enrich the students’ knowledge on different psychological concepts and its implications in real life. The sessions are handled by second year students on every Wednesdays.|
|The journal club provides an opportunity for students to review and present research articles published in International/National Psychology journals. Thereby, providing the students a firsthand experience into how research is conducted on various upcoming areas. The students are refreshed with knowledge on how different research studies are conducted and reported in accredited journals.|
|As part of the student’s curriculum, regular field visits are arranged to nearby institutions of relevance in the field of mental health like Mercy Home at Chethipuzha, Providence Home, Kunnamthanam and Asha Bhavan, Ithithanam, Prathyasabhavan and Mental Health Center, Oolamparato name a few.|
Our final year students completed their five day internship at various centers including
Snehamandiram at Idukki
Nakada Mission Hospital
Puthujeevan trust Hospital
Vishranti Centre, Manganam
S.S. Samithi Abhayakendram, Kollam
Snehatheeram Centre for Rehabilitation, Punallur and
Mar Aprem Medical Centre, Kollam, during the month of September.
|5||Invited Guest Lecturers|
Every year, the department organizes Seminars and classes by eminent trainers and psychology professionals in relevant contemporary topics like career guidance, parallel perspectives in psychology, dealing with children having special needs and so on.
Programs conducted by the Department
|1.||National Psychological Training Conference|
|NPTC was an initiative of a South India based non-profit psychology organization Psychology Circle, carried forthwith the combined effort of Psychology Department. The program wasthemed to introduce latest trends in research and practice in Counselling Psychology. As a part of this, there were keynote speeches, 16 intensive workshops, case discussion and a special program on Mentalism by renowned mentalist Mahesh B.S. The keynote speeches and workshops were hosted by experienced practitioners and assistant professors in the field of Counseling Psychology who have worked in famous institutions like IMHANS, M. G. University, Jain University and so on. Besides the sessions, the case discussion session was a first of its kind opportunity for students to experience at a conference, that helped students receive a practical understanding of how to apply their theoretical knowledge. The two-day program was designed to familiarize students and professionals with not just advancements in the field but also with each other and experts in various areas of interest. Over 450 participants including professionals, research scholars and students from all over the country attended the conference ad made it a resounding success.|
|2.||Let’s Talk Depression|
|In association with WHO and Radio Media village, on world health day 7th April 2017, Dr. Vipin Chandralal, Director of Leela Hospital, Puthuppally, handled a half-day session for creating awareness among general public on the growing terrors of depression.|
|A full day seminar on Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention and Online Safety, in association with Sargakshetra Women’s forum and Kerala State Women’s Commission was organized on 18/4/2017, at Sargakshetra Auditorium. Around 200 participants from all over Kerala had participated as a growing support to preventing abuse against children.|
|The students of 5th semester took an initiative to collect over 300 books as a contribution to an NGO called Incubation who worked on re-establishing flood-hit school libraries across the state. The books were collected over 2 days’ period and handed over to the representatives of the NGO.|
|5.||National workshop on the ‘Foundations of Forensic Psychology|
|The department of Psychology conducted a 7-day National workshop on the ‘Foundations of Forensic Psychology’ from 2nd to 9th of May, 2017 in light of the growing interest towards this area of psychology. Mr. Sunny Joseph, a professional Clinical – Neuro Psychologist and expert in Forensic Psychology, who previously associated with the Directorate of Forensic Sciences, Mumbai, specially trained from NIMHANS, was the faculty of this course. The session included areas such as Indian criminal justice delivery system, expert witness testimony, narcoanalysis, demonstration of polygraph and brain signature profiling and many other arenas related to this stream. Inaugurated by Mr. Anil Kumar, Sub Inspector Chingavanam, the program was attended by many from across India.|
|As part of an academic venture to nurture an awareness about some basic psychological phenomena among the general public and educated class of the society, the department of psychology organized a national exhibition on the 10th, 11th and 12th of August 2017 titled “Manavyooha 2K17”. Inaugurated by Rev.Fr. Sebastian Chamathra CMI, Provincial of St Joseph’s Province, Thiruvananthapuram. The exhibition targeted an audience ranging from laymen and school students to psychology aspirants, nursing students, social work students, and management students from different parts of India. The students of the department arranged 43 stalls including those on hypnosis, positive psychology, forensic psychology, effective parenting, psychological disorders, psychology in workplace, suicide prevention and drug abuse to name a few. Over 4000 students from various colleges and schools visited the exhibition, attending the various classes offered at corresponding stalls. Manavyooha was an attempt to develop a psychological thinking among the common people, to ward off the assorted myths and misconceptions related to various psychological issues and foster a healthy attitude towards general human nature. Manavyooha also provided a great platform for the students to explore several branches of psychology outside the boundaries of the curriculum.|