Qualification: 
MPhil
ashithas22617@aims.amrita.edu

Ashitha S. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received supervised training and completed her M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. She has extensive interest in Neuropsychology and her M. Phil. thesis is on executive function and temperament among migraine patients and its relation with healthy normal controls. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She has conducted training programs in special schools and rehabilitation centers. She passed State Eligibility Test in the year 2013.

Education

  • 2013 – 2015: M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology
    Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai.
  • 2010 - 2012: MSc in Psychology
    Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College
    Mangalore University
  • 2008 - 2010: B.A. in Psychology
    School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore
    Mangalore University

Education and Training

  • Currently working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • Worked as a Psychologist in Elixir Multispecialty Centre, Chennai, 2014.
  • Underwent Clinical Internship at Pariyaram Medical College in 2012.
  • Clinical training at Rotary Special School, Kasaragod.

Research

  • M Phil thesis on “Executive function and temperament among migraine patients and its relation with healthy normal controls.”
  • Dissertation on “Life satisfaction and self-esteem among homosexual and heterosexual males.”
  • Student research project on “Emotional Stability and moral values among Rural and urban higher Primary Students.”

Other Certifications

  • Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis - A Certified Course recognized by California Hypnosis Institute, U.S.A.
  • Yoga and Meditation - A Certified Course conducted by Department of Psychology, SDM College, (Mangalore University), India.
  • School Psychology - A Certified Course conducted by Department of Psychology, SDM College, (Mangalore University), India.

Resource Person in the following programmes

  • Delivered a resource talk on careers in psychology in a Govt school, Dakshina Karnataka.
  • Presented module on “Positive Mental Health” in various schools in Dakshina Karnataka.
  • Resource faculty in the 3 day workshop as a part of Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programme on “Pervasive developmental disorders, diagnosis and early identification.”
  • Resource person in the workshop conducted by Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in association with IACP Kerala on “Child Sexual Abuse: Insight into skills and resources for effective management” in May 2016
  • Health Talk”on Amrita TV on Bordrline Personality Disorder
  • Resource Person in the 2 day workshop as a part of Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programme on “Neuropsychological Assessments and Rehabilitation: In practice on April 8th, 2017
  • Talk on Depression in patients with Multiple Sclerosis conducted by Department of Neurology , Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, kochi in 2017
  • Resource talk on Effective Parenting as part of School Mental health Programme at Amrita School, Kochi in 2017
  • Health Talk”on Amrita TV on Bipolar Disorder
  • Speaker in All India Radio programme ‘Parasparam’

Memberships

  • Registered with Rehabilitation Council of India as Clinical Psychologist. (License No. RCI A18986)
  • Member of Indian Epilepsy Association

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2018

Ashitha S., “Executive functions and its clinical correlates among migraineurs”, Indian Jounal of Pain , 2018.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Title

2016

Ashitha S., “Dissociative Disorders”, in Childhood Disorders, Calicut: Department of Psychology-CDMRP, University of Calicut, 2016.