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Sreehari R

Clinical Assistant Professor and Head

Department: Clinical Psychology
Qualification: MPhil (Clinical Psychology)
Email: sreeharir@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Sreehari R. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist ( Registration No: CRR A09616). He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He has been a faculty here since last 8 years. His areas of inter-est are adult mental health - anxiety and stress related disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, marital and family counselling, adolescent adjustment issues, as well as research & teaching.

Major Research Interests

  • Anxiety and stress disorders, marital & family counselling
  • Adolescent adjustment issues and aptitude
  • Health, positive, indian and oriental psychology
  • Emotional regulation and mindfulness based therapies


  • Post Graduation in Applied Psychology - Department of Psychology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, 2002.
  • MPhil in Clinical Psychology – Sree Ramachandra Medical College and Re-search Centre, Chennai, 2005.
  • Qualified State Eligibility Test (SET) and National Eligibility Test (NET)

Professional Appointments

  • Clinical Psychologist, Aasha Institute of Living, Chennai. Aug’ 2005 – Oct’ 2006.
  • Clinical Psychologist, Sacred Hearts Hospital, Thodupuzha. Nov’ 2006 – Feb’ 2008.
  • As Lecturer and currently Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi.

Published Work

  • Sreehari R, Gitanjali Natarajan, Detrimental Impact of Rejection Sensitivity in Marital Relationship. Psychological Studies: Volume 59, Issue 4 (2014), Page 351-356, DOI 10.1007/s12646-014-0243-0
  • Gitanjali Natarajan, Sreehari R, Progressive Muscular Relaxation as a Multi-Pronged psychotherapeutic technique for Insomnia, Amrita Journal of Medicine, Vol.10, No: 1, Jan - Jun 2014, Page: 33-35

Papers Presented

  • “A study on Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality between Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and Non-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (Non-CABG) patients - National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychology, Jaipur.
  • “Cognitive profile of children with Epilepsy: A clinic based study.” - 36th National Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, NIM-HANS.
  • “Psychological Management of Trichotillomania: A Single Case Report” – 38th National Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Child Guidance Centre, Pune.
  • “Past, current and future trends in the life of an elderly: An Indian Perspective”- 6th Biennial International conference of psychotherapists, Santhula Trust Hospital, Pampuakvu, Koothattukulam.
  • “Vulnerability to Insomnia: Delineating the role of stressful life events and per-ceived stress” – 41st national annual conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.

‘RESOURCE PERSON’ in the following programme:

  • Awareness Programme on “Alcohol Dependence and its harmful effects” for BSNL employees, BSNL Bhavan, Ernakulam.
  • “Stress Management” for Nedumbassery Security Personnel, Nedumbassery International Airport, Ernakulam.
  • “Managing Stress Effectively” for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) em-ployees, kathrikadavu, Ernakulam.
  • Workshop on “Work Culture, Ethics and Stress Management” conducted by Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), DRDO, Ministry of Defense, Kochi.
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Programme (Govt. of India/DHS Aided) on “Building Human Relation skills for Quality care” organized by Amrita Col-lege of Nursing.
  • “Parasparam” live phone in mental health counselling programme, All India Radio, Kochi.
  • State level seminar on “Behavioural problems of students in the emerging so-cial scenario: Assessment and Management” conducted by School of Beha-vioural Sciences, M G University and All kerala Training College Teachers Asso-ciation (AKTCTA), Kottayam.
  • Session on "Tobacco and Health", conducted by Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Hospital in association with ‘Quit Tobacco India’ QTI- Project.
  • One day workshop on “Personality Development” for High School children Ko-chi refineries, Ambalamugal.
  • Talk on “Guidance and Counselling” as a part of quality improvement pro-gramme for technical high school faculty conducted by Regional Directorate of Technical Education, Kothamangalam, at YMCA Camp Centre, Aluva.
  • “Health Talk”on Amrita TV.
  • Lecture on “Counselling skills for Teachers” as a training programme for college teachers conducted by Institute of Management of Government (IMG), Kak-kanad, Ernakulam.
  • Talk on “ Enhancing teachers’ skill in dealing with Behavioural and Emo-tional problems of Adolescents ” as a part of short term training programme on Communication and technical writing organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Government Engineering College, Thrissur.
  • Talk on “Resolving marital conflicts and enhancing marital relations” for Homeo professionals at YMCA, Aluva.
  • Talk on “Effective Counselling skills” as a part of training conducted for school counsellor By State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT) at Er-nakulam.
  • “Life Skills Training” for Higher Secondary School students of Shobha group CSR, Palaghat.
  • Talk on “Stigma – A Major Barrier to Suicide prevention” as a part of 6th an-niversary celebration of ‘Chaithram’, a voluntary organization which offers sup-port to people with emotional distress at TDM hall, Ernakulam.
  • Session on “Adolescent issues and ways of handling it” for plus one students of VHSS, Thevakal and Paniyampally, Ernakulam.
  • “Handling Stress Effectively at work place” for employees of Thinkpalm Technologies Pvt Ltd., Infopark, kakkanad.
  • “Effective ways of Handling Emotional Dysregulation” for High Court Judges, Ernakulam.
  • “Psychosocial aspects of Infertility” as a part of two day seminar on Genetical, Environmental, and Life Style Impacts on Human Reproductive Strategies, orga-nized by Department of Zoology, K.K.T.M Govt. College, Pullut, Kodungalloor.
  • Session on “Developing Collaborative skills among Health Professionals” as a part of state level workshop on “Inter professional collaboration for Better patient Outcome” organized by Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi.
  • Talk on “Stress management for healthy living” for employees of Wipro, Info-parK. 03.09.2015.

Memberships / Positions Held

  • Professional Life Member – Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists.
  • Life Member – Indian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
  • General Secretary (2009 -2011) – Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists - Kerala Region.
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore.