• Department of Psychology
  • Department profile

    Psychology is an exciting and fascinating science concerned with a range of real world applications in everyday life. It is a well respected profession around the world. Beyond being a professional psychologist, one can apply knowledge to studies of human behaviour in anthropological and social scenarios all over the world. The common factors linking people who study Psychology are curiosity and the search for knowledge. Education in Psychology offers many benefits that last a life time!

    The Psychology Department aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the Scientific Discipline of Psychology, opportunities for practical experience and growth in the understanding of self and others. The department emphasizes and excellence in teaching and active student involvement in scientific empirical research and applied internships.

    DEPARTMENT PROFILE

    The Department of psychology had its inception in June 1978. The Department started as a Post Graduate Course in Applied Psychology - Counselling and Guidance in 1997, which was renamed as Counselling Psychology in 2000. The M. Phil. Programme in Counselling Psychology was started in August 1999 and Ph. D. programme was started in August 2000. The Nomenclature of the M.Sc. Counselling Psychology was renamed to M.Sc. Applied Psychology in June 2017. Dr. Hemalatha Natesan, Former Professor and Head, had evolved a distinct therapy called Positive Therapy, which is a combination of Eastern Techniques of Yoga and Western Techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The Efficacy of the therapy is laudable in dealing with various Psychological Issues.

    VISION

    The Department of Psychology postulates to promote an understanding of behaviour and the underlying mechanisms, scientifically analysing psychological paradigms and applying empirical research to solve the complexities of human interactions. We aspire to catalyse students into competent professionals, transforming knowledge into directives for holistic living.

    MISSION

    The Department strives to impart learning of theoretical constructs, administration of psychometric tools and operative techniques of intervention in counselling and psychotherapy. We provide hands on training in assessment, diagnosis and management of psychological conflicts through in house practice sessions and real time exposure at mental health care settings.

    OBJECTIVES

    • To promote optimum personality development
    • To develop sound mental health and healthy human relations
    • To develop skills in psychological assessment and diagnosis
    • To develop skills in counselling using varied psychotherapeutic techniques
    • To develop skills to conduct research
    All the M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. students are well trained in giving counselling through all types of Psycho therapeutic techniques. M.Sc. students undergo one month internship in hospitals in during summer vocation, where they give counselling to patients with Psychological Problems, Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, Essential Hypertension, Accident Victims, Trauma, Victims of Abuse, Learning Disorders and Other Childhood Disorders, Life Style Disorders, Geriatric Problems etc. Significant number of students are placed in Hospitals, Counselling Centers, Schools, Colleges, Industries and IT Companies. Some are absorbed in the place of their internship and some others are self employed as counsellors. The department offers opportunities for path breaking research in contemporary psychological doctrines.

    GROWTH

    • 1978 - B. Sc. Psychology
    • 1997 - M. Sc. Counselling Guidance/2000 Rename Counselling Psychology
    • 2017 - M. Sc. Applied Psychology
    • 1999 - M. Phil. Counselling Psychology
    • 2000 - Ph. D. Counselling Psychology

    THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH

      Interdisciplinary Research
    • Counselling the Geriatrics, Adults, Adolescents, especially Women and Children
    • Rehabilitation for the Special Population such as Trauma Victims, Abuse Victims, Accident Victims etc.
    • Counselling and Guidance involving psychotherapeutic techniques such as:
      • Behaviour Therapy
      • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
      • Creative Art Therapy
      • Gestalt Therapy
      • Meditative Art Therapy
      • Mindfulness Meditation
      • Neuro Linguistic Programming
      • Positive Therapy
      • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

    PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS CONSTRUCTED AND STANDARDISED

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    • Stress Inventory (Hemalatha Natesan and Nandini Menon, Revised 2005)
    • Manifest Anxiety Inventory (Hemalatha Natesan and Nandini Menon, 2000) /ul>

      C.A.R.E

      C.A.R.E - Centre for Ambitious and Resourceful Endeavors is an initiative of staff and students of the Department of Psychology which extends Guidance and Counselling to Faculty and Students of the Institution. The Centre motivates the student community to feel free to undergo Psychometric assessment that would open their Pandora Box of aptitude, abilities and personality characteristics that, in turn would facilitate their decision in choice of Career, Higher Education and for a Holistic Personal Development. The Centre also provides assistance to staff and students to deal with their emotional and personal concerns.
      • Academics and Career Skills identification
      • Aptitude and Personality Testing using psychometric Tests
      • Counselling and Psychotherapy for adjustment, behavioural and interpersonal problems
      • Identification of slow learners and underachievers
      • Innovative methods of instruction such as in- situ Learning, Self monitoring, NLP

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Psychology
    • M.Sc. : Applied Psychology*
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Counselling Psychology

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc *: Any major in UG

    * Self financed course

  • Syllabus
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  • Staff Details
    Staff Photo Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Gayatridevi
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & HOD Counselling 1998 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) N.V.Amudhadevi
    M.A., Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor Organizational Behavior 2013 [email protected]
    [email protected]
      Self Supporting Staff              
    Mrs. Sindhu.S
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Counselling 2018 [email protected]
    Ms.Srinithi A.M
    MDMP, M.Sc, NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Counselling 2018 [email protected]
    Ms. Maya Surabhi
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Learning Disability 2018 [email protected]
    Ms. Swathi. K
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Psychopathology 2018 [email protected]
    Mrs. Sudha R
    M.Sc.,
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Counselling 2018 [email protected]
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  • Research Scholar Details

    Research Programme- M. Phil. Thesis

     

    S. No

     

    Names

     

    Title

     

    Name of the Guide

    Year of Awarding

    Degree

    1

    Akilu Thomas

    Enhancing Mental Health of Adolescents through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2018

    2

    Subha, K.

    Efficacy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on Rumination, Worry and Personality among College Students

    Dr. N. V. Amudha Devi

    2018

    3

    Saranya, S.

     

    Enhancement of Academic Performance and Self Compassion among Polytechnic College Students using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2015

    4

    MelinaMathew

     

    Dr. Preetha Menon

    2015

    5

    Suganthi, V.

    A study of Personality, Locus of Control and Management of Anger in Adolescents

    Dr N. S. Rohini

    2014

    6

    Sangeetha, M.

    Multi Modal Behavioural Intervention in Enhancing Academic Performance among School Students

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2014

    7

    Anu Vincent

    Coping Skills and Quality of Life in Caregiver of Chronic Physical and Mental Illness

    Dr N. S. Rohini

    2012

    8

    Rajalakshmi, S. A.

    Efficacy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Enhancing Adjustment Patterns among Adolescent of Single Parent Family

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2012

    9

    Nirmala, S.

    Enhancement of Curiosity and Exploration, Emotional Maturity and Adjustment among College Students through Behaviour Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2011

    10

    Yasodha, S.

    Management of Pain, Insomnia and Anger in Women facing Menopause through Relaxation Training and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2011

    Ph. D. Thesis

     

    S. No

     

    Names

     

    Title

     

    Name of the Guide

    Year of Awarding Degree

    1

    Priyadarsini, A. C.

    Efficacy of Carnatic Music Therapy (CMT) and Pranayama in Managing Depression

    Dr. N. S. Rohini

    2017

    2

    Jayanthi Rani, K.

    Management of Stress, Depression, and Enhancement of General Well Being in Institutionalized Elderly through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2015

    3

    Mubeen Banu, K.

    Positive Therapy for Enhancement of Adjustment, Self Esteem and Management of Anxiety in Adolescents

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2015

    4

    Vandana Nayar

    Management of Stress and Anger and Enhancement of Adjustment in School Teachers through Positive Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2014

    5

    Sujitha, B.

    Management of Stress, Behaviour Problems and Academic Problems in Adolescents through Positive Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2014

    6

    Hithakshi, B.

    Management of Stress, Depression, Anger and Enhancement of General Well Being in Nursing Students through Positive Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2014

    7

    Rita Rani Bhattacharjee

    Management of Stress, Depression, and Enhancement of General Well Being in Engineering Students through Positive Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2013

    8

    Susmitha Amin, A.

    Management of Stress, Depression, and Enhancement of General Well Being in the Parents of Mentally Challenged through Positive Therapy

    Dr. S. Gayatridevi

    2013

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