Doctors

Lakshmi Saranya M. T.


Designation :
Lecturer
Department :
Clinical Psychology
Email :
lakshmis22655@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Ms. Lakshmi Saranya is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She currently serves as Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.  Her extensive experience has been in working with mental health of children and adolescent, of varying age and cultural backgrounds, presenting with diverse complaints and conditions as well as neuropsychology. She had also worked as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, for about a year, in the Department of Psychiatry. She is very sincere and compassionate with strong desire to help people and make a difference.

She completed M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Manipal University in 2015. Her thesis is on Graded Motor Imagery and Phantom Limb Pain. She passed National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in the year 2011. She is a 2nd Rank holder in Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Calicut University (2010).
 

Major Research Interests
  • Child and Adult mental health
  •  Neuropsychology
  •  Adolescent problems
Education
  • M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology – Manipal University with First class.
  • MSc Clinical Psychology – Christ University – First class with distinction.
  • BSc. Psychology – Prajyoti Niketan, Calicut University– 2th Rank in the    university.
Professional Appointments
  • Currently working as Lecturer, in the Department of Clinical Psychology,Amrita   Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur,  for about a year in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Worked as Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at St Mary’s College, Thrissur.
  • Clinically trained at Elite Mission Hospital ( supervised by Dr. E.  Mohan Das), Kempagowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore (supervised by Dr Deepa Vishwanath), Asha Kiran Special Need School, Bangalore and at Medico Pastoral Rehabilitaion Centre , Bangalore.
Honors
  • Second Rank Holder from Calicut Univeristy
  • First prize winner in national post-graduate quiz competition at Psychiatry Update, held at KMC Manipal, 2013 and runner up in 2015.
  • Passed National Eligibility Test conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC NET) granting national-level eligibility to start career as Lecturers or Assistant Professors in various Colleges, Universities and other Educational Institutions (June 2011).
Other Certifications
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy - A Certified Course recognized by U.K Institute of Cognitive Analytic Therapy Society.
  • Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis - A Certified Course recognized by California Hypnosis Institute, U.S.A.
  • Advanced Hypnotic Techniques & Modalities - A Certified Course recognized by California Hypnosis Institute, U.S.A.
  • Guidance & Counseling - A Certified Course conducted by Department of Psychology, Christ University, India
Presentations
  • Key note speaker in international conference in “Multifaceted approach in treatment of Obesity” at Amrita University 2017
  • Poster presentation in Indian Association of Clinical Psychologist Conference, 2014, on “Effect of stress on execution of Prospective Memory task in individuals having different personality traits.”
  • Oral presentation in Second International Conference on “Counseling, Psychotherapy & Wellness & the Third Congress of the Society for Integrating Traditional Healing into Counseling, Psychotherapy & Psychiatry”, organized by University of Toronto & Christ University, held at Christ University, Karnataka, India from January 04 - 06, 2012.
  • Oral presentation in national seminar on “Empty Nest Syndrome- A Growing Concern of Elderly in Indian Community”, organized by Morning Star Home Science College, Ernakulum, Kerala, India on November 26 - 27, 2009.
Research
  • MPhil Thesis- “Effect of Graded Motor Imagery on Pain and Body Image disturbances in Patients with Phantom Limb Pain.”
  • Masters Dissertation - “Effect of stress on execution of Prospective Memory task in individuals having different personality traits.”
  • Research Project on Depression among widows.
Publications
  • A Chapter on “Children and Cognition” in the book of ‘Reviews in neurology 2017, Cognition and Neurology’ ISBN: (Ref No.978-93-86691-21-7)
  • A 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
Resource Person in the following programmes
  • Talk in “Parasparam” - A live phone in program on “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)” in All India Radio, Kochi on 17/ 07/18.
  • Panel member in mental health programme named “Manass” in Manorama news channel 2018.
  • Resource person in teachers training programme on “Child mental health on 17/05/ 18 at Amrita Vidyalaya, Changanassery.
  • Key note speaker in international conference in “Multifaceted approach in treatment of Obesity” at Amrita University, 2017.
  • Examiner in Manipal University and Amrita University 2017, 2018.
  • Resource person in Autism awareness campaign, organized by department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, 2018, at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Resource person at CRE Workshop on Rorschach Exner Comprehensive system organised by Department of Clinical Psychology, in 2016 at Manipal University.
  • Health News on topic “Anger in children” on 7/7/17.
  • Resource person at awareness programme on mental health of children and caregivers of diabetic children at Amrita Diabetic Camp on 21/5/17.
  • Talk in “Parasparam” - A Live Phone in program on “Panic Disorder” in All India Radio, Kochi on 16/12/17.
  • Resource person in training programme for children from 5th – 10th std- Amrita Vidyalaya, Changanassery on 13/12/2017.
  • Talk in “Parasparam” - A Live Phone in program on “Psychogenic Pain” in All India Radio, Kochi on 28/03/2017.
  • Programme on “Life skills” at Girls Juvenile Home, Kakkanad on 11/03/16 & 24/03/16.
  • Awareness programme on “ Adolescent problems and effective management” at St. Joseph School, on 09/07/2016.
  • Awareness programme on “ Child & Adolescent Mental Heath” at Amrita Vidyalaya, Kochi for parents and teachers 01/06/16 & 11/06/16.
  • Resource person in promotion of school mental health programme (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi, Amrita Vidyalaya and other schools) in spreading child mental health awareness programme to teachers and parents, 2016.
  • Resource person in the two day UGC sponsored national workshop organised by Department of Psychology in 2015, Sri C Achutha Menon Government College Kutanellur Thrissur.
  • Resource person at CRE workshop on neuropsychological assessment, 2015, at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.