Rajagiri Counselling Centre: The Behavioural Clinic has been providing low-cost, high quality and evidence based outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. The treatment is done by licensed psychologists and Psychiatrists. The behavioural clinic is run by the department of Psychology, RCSS, Kalamassery. It serves as the training facility for our undergraduate and post graduate students.
HUT (healthy Use of Technology) is the first clinic in Kerala which has been established for assessment and management of technology addiction. Excessive use of technology and the promotion of healthy use of internet is an emerging concern among mental health professionals. The HUT clinic was initiated to bring awareness, train manpower as well as develop assessment tools & intervention programs for the promotion of healthy use of technology and management of internet/ technology addiction.
Vision of the Department
Be a center for mental health services and training mental health professionals.
Mission of the Department
Our mission is to train mental health professionals, to carry out researches relevant for growth of discipline and to serve mental health needs of the community.
International Conference on Adlerian Psychology on October 21, 2016 conducted. Dr. John Carey, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA was the chief resource person for the program.
Fr. Dr. Varghese K Varghese (Dean) visited Australian Catholic University and Macquarie University as a visiting scholar for a week.
As part of Distinguished Professor Lecture series, Dr. Philip Laird, Trinity Western University Canada, gave a lecture on Forensic Psychology.
As part of Distinguished Professor Lecture series, Dr. Belinda Cash, Professor, Charles Sturt, University Australia, on the psychological practices in India and Australia.
As part of Distinguished Professor Lecture series, Dr. Eveline Le Roy, Professor, Vives University College, Belgium, gave a lecture on School Psychology.
As part of Distinguished Professor Lecture series, Dr. Anna Zilova, Catholic University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia gave a lecture on working with Gifted Children in Slovakia.
As part of Student Exchange Programm on 2018 April, Neema Rose Joseph, Ninnu Elizabeth Simon, Shazia Shajahan and Sandra Saju went to National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Department of Psychology conducted an International seminar on community psychology Research in Collaboration with University of Sabah, Malaysia on September 10, 2018
Dr Barbara A Wilson was the resource person for International Distinguished Lectures Series Webinar-2 November 12, 2018
A team of Faculty members visited the Department of Psychology from the University of Bath, on June 2019
International colloquium on cross-cultural mental health, University of South Australia
Fr Varghese K Varghese (Dean) visited and had discussions on student and faculty exchange and collaborative research programs in the following Universities. Catholic University of Eisenstadt, Germany; Vives Universty College Belgium, Catholic University of Lile France; University of Padua Italy. As a result of this visit and discussion, collaborative research between University of Eisenstadt and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences was initiated.
International seminar on qualitative research by Dr Balan Rathakrshnan from University of Malaysia, Sabah on 12 July 2019.
Faculty of RCSS (Dr Sanju George) hosted and mentored a Fullbright scholar from the USA in April 2019.
Faculty from the RCSS’ psychology department has published various scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, they had papers published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Journal of Gambling Issues and British Journal of General Practice.
Dr Sanju George was a scientific committee member for ‘Future Frontiers in Asian Psychology (3rd Malaysian International Psychology Conference and 7th ASEAN Congress’, 2, 3, 4 August 2019.