Doctors

Ashitha S.


Designation :
Lecturer
Department :
Clinical Psychology
Email :
ashithas22617@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Ms. Ashitha S is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received supervised training and completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. She has extensive interest in Neuropsychology and her MPhil thesis is on executive function and temperament among migraine patients and its relation with healthy normal controls.  Currently she is working as a lecturer in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She has conducted training programs in special schools and rehabilitation centers. She passed State Eligibility Test in the year 2013.
 

Major Research and Area of Interests
  • Teaching & Research
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Dealing  with adolescents’ problems
Education
  • M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology –, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and   Research Institute, Chennai, 2013 – 2015.
  • MSc in Psychology – Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College (Mangalore     University). 2010-2012.
  • B.A. in Psychology – School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore     (Mangalore University), 2008-2010.
Education and Training
  • Currently working as Lecturer, in the Department of Clinical Psychology,Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • Worked as a Psychologist in Elixir Multispecialty Centre, Chennai, 2014.
  • Underwent Clinical Internship at Pariyaram Medical College in 2012.
  • Clinical training at Rotary Special School, Kasaragod.
Research
  • M Phil thesis on “Executive function and temperament among migraine patients and its relation with healthy normal controls.”
  • Dissertation on “Life satisfaction and self-esteem among homosexual and heterosexual males.”
  • Student research project on “Emotional Stability and moral values among Rural and urban higher Primary Students.”
Other Certifications
  • Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis - A Certified Course recognized by California Hypnosis Institute, U.S.A.
  • Yoga and Meditation - A Certified Course conducted by Department of Psychology, SDM College, (Mangalore University), India.
  • School Psychology - A Certified Course conducted by Department of Psychology, SDM College, (Mangalore University), India.
Resource Person in the following programmes
  • Delivered a resource talk on careers in psychology in a Govt school, Dakshina Karnataka.
  • Presented module on “Positive Mental Health” in various schools in Dakshina Karnataka.
  • Resource faculty in the 3 day workshop as a part of Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programme on “Pervasive developmental disorders, diagnosis and early identification.”
  • Resource person in the workshop conducted by Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in association with IACP Kerala on “Child Sexual Abuse: Insight into skills and resources for effective management” in May 2016
  • Health Talk”on Amrita TV on Bordrline Personality Disorder
  • Resource Person in the 2 day workshop as a part of Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programme on “Neuropsychological Assessments and Rehabilitation: In practice on April 8th, 2017
  • Talk on Depression in patients with Multiple Sclerosis conducted by Department of Neurology , Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, kochi in 2017
  • Resource talk on Effective Parenting as part of School Mental health Programme at Amrita School, Kochi in 2017
  • Health Talk”on Amrita TV on Bipolar Disorder
  • Speaker in All India Radio programme ‘Parasparam’
Published Work
  • Chapter on “Dissociative Disorders” submitted for the book on Childhood Disorders, published by Department of Psychology-CDMRP, University of Calicut, ISBN: (Ref No. 1380#ISBN 2016/P) in Press
  • Article on ‘Executive functions and its clinical correlates among migraineurs’, Indian Jounal of Pain (in Press)
Memberships
  • Registered with Rehabilitation Council of India as Clinical Psychologist. (License No. RCI A18986)
  • Member of Indian Epilepsy Association