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Mrs. Divya K Thomas Mrs. Divya K Thomas

Mrs. Divya K Thomas is working as Clinical Psychologist in Rajagiri Hospital. She was working as a Junior consultant Clinical Psychologist at NIMHAS, Bangalore and has expertise in Couple & Family Interventions.

She was the research fellow for the project "Behavioral addictions in Community- An exploration " at Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore. She was involved in planning, developing and organising various Psychological Services including training, research and clinical practice in Kerala.She is an expert as a mental health trainer.

 qualifications

M.Phil.Clinical Psychology
Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai (SRMC), 2006-2008
M.A.Psychology
U.C College, Aluva (M.G University), 2003-2005
B.A.Psychology
U.C College, Aluva (M.G University), 2000-2003

Experience
  • Junior Consultant-Clinical Psychologist; Family Psychiatry Centre, NIMHANS , Bangalore – January 2014 to July-2015.
  • Junior Consultant-Clinical Psychologist. Marital Enrichment Services Clinic And Psychology Care Clinic at Nimhans Centre For Well Being (NCWB) NIMHANS, Bangalore – January 2014 to July-2015.
  • Senior Research Fellow , ICMR projec on Behavioral Addiction, Dept.Of Clinical Psychology;  NIMHANS, Bangalore – Septermber-2012 to September 2013.
  • Clinical Psychologist, Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam - April 2009 to September 2012
  • Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapy & Child Guidance Centre, S.H. Hospital, Paynkulam, Thodupuzha - July 2008 to January 2009:
  • Clinical Psychology Trainee, Department of Clinical Psychology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - July 2006 to June 2008.
  • Lecturer in Psychology at Indian Institute of Management  Studies (IIMS), Cochin  - October 2005 to July 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer for General Psychology at St.John’s College of Nursing (M.G. University) Kattappana - From November 2005 to August 2006
Expertise
  • Marital and Family therapy
  • Child, Adoloscent, Youth CBT Interventions (ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Learning Disability, Behaviour Problems, Autism, Attempted sucide, Drug abuse, other psychiatric illness)
  • Behavioural Addictions
  • Health Psychology -  Consultation - Liason Psychological Services
  • Postive Psychology Interventions.
  • Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics
  • Skills traininig expert
Memberships and Certifications
  • Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP)
Publications
  • Columist  for youth courner in the Magazine : Sukhada  Voice since 2012.
  • Research Publications:
  • ‘Attitude of unmarried youngsters towards singlehood.’ Divya k Thomas, Molina Susan Thomas at the 34th  National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP,2008)
  • ‘A Comparative study of psychological profiles of patients with  Psoriasis and patients  with Type II Diabetes Mellitus.’  Divya K. Thomas, Dr. Bhasi.S – In Press.
  • A Survey on factors affecting sleep, Divya K. Thomas, Dr. Shaju George – In Press
  • A study on personality type, locus of control & self esteem among alcohol dependent syndrome patients , Divya K Thomas, Dr Shaju George, J Soorya, Deepa P T, Siji U S - Sent for publication.
  • Adjustment problems faced by the wives of alcohol dependent syndrome patients , Divya K Thomas, Dr Shaju George, Ancy, Divya - Sent for publication
  • A comparative study to evaluate the quality of life, depression &  coping skills among patients with chronic kidney disease & normal individuals , Divya K Thomas, Murphy M, Ramachandrankutty P, Ratheesh S.R - Sent for publication
Awards and Accomplishments
  • Senior Research Fellow in ICMR funded project on Behavioural Addiction in Community.
  • Co-ordinated and Conducted Child and Adoloscent Resource Enhancement Program at Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam
  • Rashtrapathi Award Winner for Bharat Scouts & Guides.
Conference Attended
  • Participated in Workshop on psychological Interventions for Substance use disorders at NIMHANS - 2013.
  • Participated in Workshop on Rorschach ink blot test – Extner Version at SRU Chennai - March 2012.
  • XXXIV National annual conference of Indian association of clinical psychologists (NACIACP 2008), Kolkata, from January 7th to 9th, 2008.
  • International symposium on OCD, conducted at NIMHANS Bangalore, from 10th and 11th, November, 2007.
  • 2-day workshop on Learning disability-identification and intervention, organized by the department of clinical psychology, Sri Ram Chandra University, Porur, Chennai-30th and 31st August,2007.
  • CME on Palliative care conducted at Sri Ramachandra University, Porur , Chennai, from 16-8-‘o7 to 18-8-’07.
  • Workshop on Rorschach-Comprehensive system, at Sri Ramachandra University, Porur , Chennai on 12th and 13th January,2007.
  • XXXIII National annual conference of Indian association of clinical psychologists (NACIACP 2007), Salem, from 7th to 9th, 2007.
  • 3-day workshop on Neuropsychology: assessment and intervention, organized by the department of clinical psychology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, from 7th  to 9th of  December  2006.
  • Workshop on “Learning strategies and Teaching in Autism” conducted by adarsh Charitable Trust, Thripunithura on 26-02-2005.
  • National Seminar on “mental Status and Quality of Life of Women- 2004” conducted at U.C College, Aluva from 7th to 9th October 2004.
  • Special course on “Adolescence Psychology” conducted by St.Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Fellowship, Idukki from 01-05-2000 to 03-05-2000.
Paper Presentations
  • Resource Person :  workshop on preventing Video-game Addiction, NCWB, NIMHANS, BANGALORE.
  • Resource person for counseling sensitization program for teachers- Lourdes Hospital,  May – October, 2000 & 2011
  • Resource person for Premarriage course for Hindu youths at SNDP Bhavan, Muvattupuzha , April, 2011
  • Resource person for Premarriage course for blinds, disabled , general community & Adolescent Sex Education at  Blind School Keezhmadu, Aluva conducted by Samanvaya Study & Dialogue Centre, Ernakulam – 2009-till date
  • Resource person – Drug abuse prevention cell, Kerala, Malankara Orthodox Church, 2000- 2011.
  • Suicide Tele- Helpline consultant of Alappuzha District (Saanthvanam project by Govt Of Kerala for students) - 2009 to 2010 .
  • Assert yourself - Workshop for  Middle Managers, Lourdes Hospital – July 2012
  • Care – Orientation class for the PTA of Assissi Vidyanikethan Public School, Chembumukku, Ernakulam – June- 2012
  • Empowering Supervisory skills – Workshop, middle managers, Lourdes Hospital- May- 2012
  • Know your child - Orientation class for the teachers of Assissi Vidyanikethan Public School, Perrumpilly, Ernakulam – April- 2012
  • Orungaam pareekshakku vendi – Class for students attending SSLC examination, st joseph high school, Ernakulam - March 2012
  • Vyaktitva vikasanam - Jeevita nipunata vidyabhyasatiludae – Workshop for adolescence at  public library- Valayanchirangara, Ernakulam – February 2012
  • Kaumaara salabhangal – Adolescent health education, SNHSS  Kanjikuzhi, Idukki, February 2012
  • Mathabodhanavum sisu manasaastravum- Workshop for  Sunday school teachers at Samanvaya study & dialogue centre, Ernakulam – January 2012
  • Pathiraavaruthee kathirukal – uttaravaaditvam ulla rakshakartrutvam – Class for parents - St. George Orthodox Church – December – 2011
  • Continuing adolescent sex education programme – Students of Sunday school, Muvattupuzha, November, 2011,
  • SN school Kanjikkuzhi, SVVS Idukki. ( 2012).
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