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 was also an Assisstant 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.
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
  • 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.
Resource Person in the following programmes
  • Delivered a talk on “ Effect of parenting on self esteem of a growing child”, at Anganwadi, as part of a community programme.
  • Resource person at CRE workshop on neuropsychological assessment, 2015, at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
  • Resource person at two day workshop “ Psychotherapy and Counselling”, held by Department of Psychology, at Achuthananda Memorial Government College, Thrissur.