Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Responses Of Psychologists From India


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This book is the edited work of original articles and views of psychologists and psychological associations in India who have responded to challenges that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic. The book gives an overview of the concerns of professional psychologists in India and their responses, from their individual and organizational capacity, to meet the psychological challenges of different sections of society. It also gives their reflections and aspirations on how the profession of psychology needs to move forward in addressing issues that have emerged during this pandemic and to make sustainable and strategic plans to mitigate them.

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Leister Sam S. Manickam

Leister Sam Sudheer Manickam hails from the state of Kerala, India received his Masters in Psychology from University of Kerala, Clinical Psychology training (M.Phil.) from the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru and PhD from Columbia Pacific University, USA. He is the Professor of Clinical Psychology and Hon. Founder Director of Centre for Applied Psychological Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India and also serves as Director of Training and Research, Mhat, Calicut, India. He was formerly Professor of clinical psychology, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, India and had taught at the Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore and CSI Medical College Karakkonam. He served as Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Sri Ramachandra Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai. He was visiting fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK., had undergone training in different forms of therapy abroad and is an integrative gestalt therapy trainer. He is the Fellow of several psychology associations in India, former General Secretary of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists and initiator of the Indian Psychologists Virtual Network. He had published more than 60 research papers and several book chapters. He is the author of the book, ‘Integrative Psychotherapy: Indian Perspective’. He was awarded with Excellence in International Scholarship by Division 17 of American Psychology Association, USA. Proceeds from the books, if any goes to develop the Centre for Applied Psychological Studies

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