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Ms. DIVYA SUNDARAM

Mrs. Divya Sundaram is a NET-Qualified Assistant Professor of Psychology with around three years of teaching experience and six years of Counselling experience. She has completed her under-graduation in Psychology from Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore in 2012 and completed post-graduation in Psychology (Clinical) from Christ University, Bangalore. She is currently pursuing her doctoral research work in the field of Addiction Counselling. Her fields of interest are Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Addiction Counselling and Positive Psychology. She is an active researcher with experience in guiding UG and PG level research projects and dissertations, in addition to being a freelance counsellor and trainer. She has been an active volunteer with multiple NGOs and is intended in doing social service. Mrs. Divya has been interested in sports and related activities and has attended the Republic Day Camp 2011 representing the Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Andaman Nicobar Directorate, a ‘C certificate’ holder in NCC. She believes in empowering of individuals to be independent and free-willed, which she tries to attain both through her teaching and counselling.

QUALIFICATION:

  1. D in Counselling Psychology: Ongoing
  2. MSc in Psychology (Clinical): March 2014
  3. BSc in Psychology: March 2012

EXPERIENCE:

S. No.

College Name Position Years of Experience From

To

1 Sri Krishna Adithya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore Assistant Professor and Head Ongoing 10. 08.2020

Present

2

SSS Shasun Jain College for Women, Chennai Assistant Professor 10 months 20.06.2016 31.03.2017
3 Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore Assistant Professor 1 year 10 months 15.09.2014

17.06.2016

4

Freelance Counsellor Ongoing 01.06.2014 Present

TOTAL EXPERIENCE: 3 years (Teaching) + 6 years (Counselling)

ACHIEVEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

National: 3

  • Research paper titled ‘The Incidence of Addiction among Genders: A Review’ has been published in the journal ‘Education Times’ in March-April 2018 (ISSN: 2319-7129)
  • Research paper titled ‘The Effect of Early Life Experiences on the Development of Personality’ has been published in a edited book titled ‘Enhancing Well-Being Across Human Life-Span’ in 2017 (ISBN: 978-93-85165-68-9)
  • Research paper titled ‘Impact of Employee Satisfaction and Commitment on Employee Engagement’ has been published in a edited book titled ‘Enhancing Well-Being Across Human Life-Span’ in 2017 (ISBN: 978-93-85165-68-9)

 

International: 4

  • Research paper titled ‘Neuro-Behavioural Functioning of People with Alcohol Use Disorder’ has been published in the ‘Journal of Social Sciences’ in April 2020 (ISSN:0253-1097)
  • Research paper titled ‘Chromotherapy: Development and Applications’ has been published in the ‘Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research’ in March 2019 (ISSN: 2278-4853)
  • Research paper titled ‘Socio-Economic Status and Well-being among Early Adolescents’ has been published in ‘The International Journal of Indian Psychology (IJIP)’ in the issue October-December, 2016 (ISBN: 978-365-59365-9)
  • Research paper titled ‘Use of Relaxation Therapy in the Enhancement of Mindfulness’ has been published in the ‘International Journal for Recent Scientific Research (IJSSR)’ in the issue March, 2014 (ISSN: 0976-3031)

 

WEBINAR: Attended: 2; Conducted: 1

ONLINE COURSES: Attended: 2; Conducted: Nil

RESEARCH WORK

  • Assisted in a research for the transcription of field data and analysis, under Dr. Tissy Miriam Thomas, Assistant Professor, Christ University from August 2012 to September 2013
  • Assisted in a research for the transcription of field data and analysis, under Dr. Baiju Gopal, Assistant Professor, Christ University from November 2012
  • Ongoing dissertation on ‘Holistic Art-based Cognitive Remediation Technique (HACRT) for People with Alcohol Use Disorder’ (As part of course requirement for PhD)
  • Dissertation on ‘Use of arcade games for cognitive training among people suffering from paranoid schizophrenia’ in March 2014 (As part of course requirement for PG degree)
  • Dissertation on ‘Stress among ambulance drivers’ in March 2012 (As part of course requirement for UG degree)

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Exploration of the Neuro-Behavioural Functioning of People with Alcohol Use Disorder’ at the ‘National Conference on Mental Health & Well-Being’ held at PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore in March, 2020
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Exploration of Cognitive Abilities in People with Alcohol Use Disorder’ at the ‘55th National and 24th International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology’ held at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli in January 2020
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Personality of People with Alcohol Use Disorder’ at the ‘3rd International Conference cum Workshop on Psychotherapy and Counseling’ held at St. Joseph’s College, Irunjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala in August 2019
  • Presented a paper titled ‘The Incidence of Addiction among Genders: A Review’ at the ‘National Seminar on the Psychology of Gender: Bridging Gender Gaps’ held at Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai in December 2017
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Use of arcade games for cognitive training among people suffering from paranoid schizophrenia’ in the working state, at the ‘Interdisciplinary Post-graduate conference’ held at Christ University, Bangalore in February 2014
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Socio-Economic Status and Well-Being among Early Adolescents: Domain specific’ at the ‘National Conference for Enhancing Psychological Well-being’ held at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in February 2014 and won the ‘Best paper’ award
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Use of Relaxation Therapy in the Enhancement of Mindfulness’ at the UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Psychology for Enhancing Happiness, Harmony and Peace’ held at St.Agnes College, Mangalore in March 2013
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Socio-Economic Status and Well-Being among Early Adolescents’ at the ‘XXII Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology’ held at Christ University, Bangalore in December 2012
  • Presented a paper titled ‘A Perceptual Window to Mental Health’ at ‘The Mental Health Week Celebration’ held at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore in October, 2011

FDP/ WORKSHOPS/ TRAINING   

  • Workshop on ‘Expressive Arts Therapy’ conducted by Anugraha Institute, Dindigal, August 2020
  • Workshop on ‘Holistic Youth Development: Professional Training for Competency Development’ organised by Department of Psychology, University of Madras, Chennai, February 2017
  • Workshop on ‘SPSS and AMOS’ under Dr. R. Ravanan, organised by Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women, Chennai, December 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Learning Disabilities’ under Ms. Elizabeth Suresh, Rashmika centre for Learning & Counselling organised by Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, April 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Zentangle Methods and its Benefits’ under Mr. Dilip P. Patel and Mrs. K. N. Malathi, organised by Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, March 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’ organised by Tagore College of Arts and Science, Chrompet, Chennai, February 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Clinical Neuropsychology’ organised by Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) and Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, September 2015
  • Workshop on ‘Hypnotism and its Application in Practice’ under Mr. Jini K. Gopinath, organised by Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, March 2015
  • Workshop on “Parapsychology and Near-Death Experiences” under Dr. Stanley Krippner endorsed by the Bangalore Psychology Circle, November-December 2013
  • Workshop on “Transactional Analysis” under Dr. P. K. Saru endorsed by the Bangalore Psychology Circle, July 2013
  • Workshop on “Positive Behavior Therapy” under Dr. Hemalatha Natesan at St.Agnes College, Mangalore, March 2013
  • Workshop on “Evidence-Based Cognitive Hypnotherapy” under Dr. Assen Alladin at Christ University, Bangalore, February 2013
  • Training programme on “Acharya-Training the Trainer” at Zeal Academy, Feb 2011
  • Capsule course on “Psychodiagnosis” under Dr. V.Chandramohan at Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre, Coimbatore, June 2010

INVITED TALKS

  • Conducted an ice-breaker session themed ‘Psychological Health among Physical Education Trainers’ as part of a refresher course organised by Bharathiar University, May 2016
  • Delivered a talk titled ‘Role of Teachers in the Prevention of Suicide’ as part of ‘Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training for High School Teachers’ organised by Department of Social Work, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, January 2017
  • Delivered a talk titled ‘Psychological First Aid’ as part of a webinar organised by St. Mary’s College, Tuticorin, May 2020

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

  • Guided a bachelor’s thesis titled ‘Achievement Motivation, Inferiority and Well-being among Government School Students and Private School Students’ in April 2016
  • Guided a bachelor’s thesis titled ‘Job Satisfaction and Emotional Maturity among Nurses’ in April 2016
  • Guided a master’s thesis titled ‘Effect of Physical Activity on Academic Performance, Self-Esteem and Adjustment among Early Adolescents’ to be completed in March 2016
  • Guided a bachelor’s thesis titled ‘Life Satisfaction and Death anxiety among Old Age People living at Old Age  omes’ in April 2015
  • Guided a master’s thesis titled ‘Adjustment and Self-efficacy among Students enrolled in Short Term Courses’ in March 2015

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