Sreehari R

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Education :

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.