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Dr. Suja M. K

Associate Professor

Dr. Suja M. K. currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus.

Qualification: BSc, MA, MPhil, Ph.D
mk_suja@cb.amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. Suja M. K. currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus. She has 24 years of experience in the area of academics, counseling and training. She also qualified UGC NET.

Dr. Suja published papers in International and national journals and contributed chapters in various books, participated and presented more than 37 papers in various national & international seminars, conferences and workshops.

Education

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
2013 Ph.D in Social Work PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore
2007 M.Phil in Social Work PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore
1990 MA in Social Work (Medical & Psychiatry) PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore
1988 B.Sc. Home Science & Rural Development Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore

Career Summary

September 2002-
till June 2015
Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Social Work & Student Counsellor, Director – Centre for Research and Development. CMS College of Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Chinnavedampatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
June 2001-
August 2002
Teacher in VidyaNikethan School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
July 1995-
March 1996
Administrative Incharge, CargoCare (Switzerland), Coimbatore
July 1992-
July 1993
Social Worker, KVM De-Addiction Centre(Aided by Central Social welfare Board, Govt. of India),Chertella, Kerala.India.
1993 till date Freelance Counselling & Social Work Practice

Activities & Responsibilities

  • Counselling for personal & academic problems.
  • Resource person for various organisations related to social work and management.
  • Conducting personality development  programmes
  • Capacity building of students   related to communication and  holistic personality development
  • Disability Management in the areas of psychological, physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Application of various therapies (need based) to improve the mental health of  clients.

Career-related training/ Research/ Presentations

  • Qualified for UGC-NET (National eligibility for Lectureship) conducted by University Grants Commission- JUNE. 2004
  • Question Paper Setter and External Examiner of Bharathiar University, Pondicherry University and Bharathidasan University.
  • TUV certified ISO Internal Auditor of the College
  • Member- Cell for prevention of Sexual Harassment
  • Incharge- Medical Aid room for Women
  • Co-ordinator of College Grievance redressel Cell (2005 – 2007)
  • Co-ordinator of College Student Tutorial (2004 – 2008)
  • Co-ordinator of Student Welfare Activities of College.(2008 – 2015)
  • Co-ordinator of College Extension Activities (2007 – 2013)
  • Research – Human Resource Management, Medical & Psychiatry , Community Development, Counselling etc.

Member of Organisations

  • NAPSWI (National Association of Professional Social Workers of India , New Delhi)
  • OISCA (Organisation for Industrial, Scientific and Cultural Advancement, Japan) 
    Former Vice President of Coimbatore Chapter.
  • ISPSW (Indian Society for Professional Social Work, NIMHANS, Banglore)

Awards

  • Best Social Worker Award (2009) by HCA, Coimbatore.
  • Recognition for the contributions in the field of Social Work (2014) by Sri  Krishna Arts & Science College, Coimbatore.

Projects and Training

  • Training undergone in Disaster Management & Psychosocial Care conducted by NIMHANS, Bangalore
  • Trained in Street Theatre & Mime
  • Trained in making low cost communication aids such as puppets, posters, flip charts, flash cards, danglers etc for community welfare programmes.
  • Organised Rural Camps –Applying the 6 methods of Social Work
  • Organised State & National Workshops and International Guest Lecture Programmes

Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker/ Trainer

  • Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore
  • Home for Children & Adults(HCA), Coimbatore
  • Natchiyar Health Centre(Mental Health Clinic), Coimbatore
  • Resource Person: Training of ICDS workers, Govt of Tamil Nadu
  • Resource Person -Counselling Skills for Street Educators in Tamil Nadu- Yearly Workshop sponsored by NISD, Govt of India.
  • Trainer in Counselling , Student mental health ,Workplace mental health

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS – CHAIRPERSON/RESOURCE PERSON/ PARTICIPATION

  • Disaster Management (TOT on Psycho Social Care) – 5 day workshop at NIMHANS, Banglore on March 21 – 25, 2016.
  • Dance , Drama & Movement Therapy – Symposium by Departmet of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Banglore on March 19, 2016.
  • Plenary Speaker – National conference on “Professionalism in Social Work-Trends and Challenges”” P.G& Research Department of Social Work, SNR Sons College, Coimbatore on September15, 2015.Topic: “Challenges faced by social work practitioners.”
  • Chairperson – International Conference on “Community Mental Health: Trends & Challenges held in St.Joseph’s College, Banglore on December 11 – 12, 2015.
  • Participation- State Level conference on “Prevention of child abuse and challenges” organized by TNVHA & Dept of social work, bharathiar university, Coimbatore on 19th August 2014.
  • Chairperson – International Conference on “Counselling, A Journey towards wholeness” organized by forum for social change & APC at Trivandrum Kerala on 7th & 8th November 2014.
  • Chairperson – XXXIII  National conference of ISPSW on “ Emerging trends in social work education in India at Bharathiar university, Coimbatore on 28th & 29th January 2015.
  • Resource Person – National conference on “Strategies and Reflective practice on Professional social work” organized by Amala Hospital, Trichur, Kerala on 10th Feb 2015
  • Participation – Workshop  on “Workplace mental health: creating awareness, Building skills” organized by Dept of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Banglore on 19th & 20th Feb 2015.

 

Publications

Journal Article

Mental Health, Functional Assessment and coping behaviour in children of alcoholic parents among the tribes of Nilambur, Kerala a micro study

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Ashly, M.

Publisher : Referred National Research Journal of Social Sciences “Progressive Outlook”

Impact of domestic Violence on the coping behavior of Institutionalized children

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Jincy V.V.

Publisher : Journal of Central Social Welfare Board,Govt of India

Presentation

Level of depression among the geriatric population living in Institutionalized and non institutionalized care

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K

Publisher : National Conference on Ageing and the elderly persons in India

Psychological Problems of Transgenders in Coimbatore

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K

Publisher : National Conference organized by Arignar Anna Government Arts College

Stress and coping behaviour among the Public Examination students – a micro study

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K

Publisher : UGC Sponsored International Confeence on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Mental Health, Functional Assessment and coping behaviour in children of alcoholic parents among the tribes of Nilambur

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Ashly, M

Publisher : Kerala micro study at the UGC Sponsored International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Socio demographic correlates of family burden and subjective wellbeing in family caregivers of persons with intellectual disability

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K

Publisher : International Conference Strengthening inclusive practices for mainstreaming persons with disabilities

Attitude of parents in treating child psychiatric disorders through pranic healing

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Rohini, V. G.

Publisher : International symposium on Evidence in global mental health

CSR initiatives of Magic Bus India Foundation, Chennai

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, S. Gracious

Publisher : National Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Children

Adult and continuing education for the overall development of an individual

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, L. Chandran

Publisher : International Conference on ‘Youth Led sustainable development-opportunities and challenges”

Autonomy of Adolescent Girls of Migrant Gondi Tribes

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, K. Umamaheswari

Publisher : International Conference on ‘Youth Led sustainable development-opportunities and challenges

Parenting styles of people living in Baharin-A micro study

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Jincy V.V

Publisher : International Conference on “Community Mental Health: Trends Challenges

Quality of life of Tribals living near Peppara Dam,Trivandurm,Kerala

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, J. Joseph

Publisher : International Conference on Community Mental Health: Trends Challenges

Orientation of village people towards mental illness

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, Umamaheswari, K.

Publisher : International Conference on “Community Mental Health: Trends Challenges

Promotion of child rights through business policies through CSR

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, K. Umamaheswari

Publisher : International Seminar on Bridging the gap between the Theory and Practice of Social Work

Coping Strategies of Destitute women in short stay homes

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, .C, S., and .K.J, J.

Publisher : National Conference Organised by Sri Krishna Arts Science College

Substance abuse and children in schools of Kolkata

Authors : Dr. Suja M. K, .A, M.

Publisher : National Seminar organized by PSG College of Arts and Science

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