Seminars and Workshops

Dr. V K Alexander Memorial National Seminars – 2018-19 to 2022-23

Every year the department Of Psychology conducts a national seminar in memory of Dr. V. K. Alexander. The resource persons of the program should be  alumni of the department.

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Resource Person

2018 -19



Working as a Counsellor- Challenges and Opportunities

Johns  K Lukose, Director, BEVET, Life skills centre, Kollam

2019 -20



Scope of Family Therapy in Kerala

Sri. Rajan Mathai, Clinical Psychologist, Kusumagiry Mental health Centre



Introduction to Principles and Techniques of Family Therapy


Sri. Shiju Joseph- Clinical Psychologist and Asst. Professor, Govt. College for Women, Tvm,



Importance of Communication in family life


Dr. E D Joseph- Clinical Psychologist, Kerala State mental health Services and Chairman Child welfare committee



Family in Court

Ms..Shaima Abdul Khader, Additional Counsellor in Family Court

2020-21Seminar on Multi dimensional Management of mental disorders



Demystifying Psychotherapy

Dr. Joy  PKannarkattu, Clinical Psychologist and Retd. Professor of Psychology, Virginia, USA



Psychiatric Drug Therapy

Dr. Sonny Joseph- Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist, Florida, USA

2021- 2022



True to Self with work and Life

Dr. Joseph Kuruvilla, Former Registrar and Psychologist, College of Nursing , CMC, Vellore




Dr. GopakumarVadassery, Professor, Neelgiry college of Arts and Science


2022- 2023- Therapeutic Skill training



Remedial Approaches and Therapies

Ms. BeenaAjith, Senior Psychologist and Remedial Trainer on Learnin g Disabilities


International talks

  • The department organized talk by Ms. Hotomi Service learning course instructor, SLU, ICU,Japan on 22nd July 2019.
  • Mr. Ajayan Padmanabhan, Deputy director, Forensic   Hospital, U S delivered a talk on  Forensic mental health Services in US.
  •  Talk by Tom Henderson  on Heartfullness training
  • Mr. Sam NInan Koshy in collaboration with Raising our Voice led a training session on preventing human trafficking.
  • The department organized a talk by Dr. Romate John on Counselling skills and techniques by Dr. Romate John, Head Department of Psychology, Central University Karnataka on 21st January 2020.


  • The Department organized a  3 days training workshop  in SPSS   by Dr. Justine K James from University college, Thiruvanthapuram.
  • A One day training workshop to equip students as resource persons on prevention of Child abuse was conducted  in January 2020 by Dr. Jaseena Becker
  • The Middents endowment workshop was organized for the P G students of the department by Dr. Manoj Menon and Dr. Rangarajan.
  • The PG students from the department received a training on addiction counseling by Vimukthi mission, Excise department.

National Seminar

  • The Department of Psychology organized  Dr. V K AlexanderNational Seminar on Family Therapy Scope, techniques and challenges on the 6th& 7th of February 2020.

Community Extension Activities

  • The Second P G students joined hands with Flood relief activities at Wayanadu  and conducted various psychological interventions for the affected ones.
  • On the world mental health day awareness on preventing suicide was conducted  in various schools of Ernakulam district by Final year, degree and P G students
  • Second year and final year students conducted awareness class for  Parents of lower primary students in the nearby locality.

The UNI-Y unit of Union Christian College and the Department of Psychology initiated an Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign ‘Bodhanam-2017’ on World Mental Health Day which falls on October 10, by joining hands with Aluva Municipality, YMCA Alangad and Elders Association of the college. The programme began with a rally flagged off by the Principal, followed by a drug abuse awareness talk by Sri. V. T. Job, Civil Officer, Excise Department, Aluva.

The Department of Psychology initiated an extension programme ‘Enabling the enablers’ for members of Sasthra Sahithya Parishath (SSP) with the intention of identifying and helping those in need of mental health services in the community.  The faculty members of the department engage classes on mental health issues to enable the members of the SSP gain awareness regarding the chief mental health concerns of the society and the need to seek appropriate intervention at the earliest.