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On 10 October 2020, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth’s School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage launched Mental Health Promotion Activities 2020. Under this initiative, the School is organising a series of national level webinars.

Upcoming Session

National Level Webinar Series—4

As a part of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth’s Mental Health Promotion Activities 2020, in connection with World Mental Health Day Observation, a series of national-level webinars was launched. The fourth in this National Level Webinar Series will be held on 9 December 2002.

Topic: Mental Health on Trial: Forensic Psychologist as Expert Witness

Forensic Psychology is a fascinating branch of Psychology. In recent times, a lot of students have been attracted to pursue a career in this area. Psycho-legal issues arise at each major phase of a criminal trial process like pre-trial, trial, sentencing and post-conviction. High level of competency is required to become an expert Forensic Psychologist.

Mental health professionals face arduous challenges in applying their knowledge and expertise to the criminal justice system. Many times in a criminal case the culprit might have conducted the crime under the influence of a severe mental health problem. In such cases, accurate diagnoses of mental disorders play a crucial role in forensic determinations. Availing treatment and provision of psycho-legal aid to the accuser is primarily important. In such cases, the person also needs to be excluded from capital punishments. On the other hand, a person who is well aware of the legal loopholes may be trying to misuse the privileges by pretending to have a mental health issue, after conducting a crime. Accurate diagnoses and objective assessments are also important here.

This webinar is expected to enlighten the participants about mental health issues from a forensic perspective and provide information related to the role of a Forensic Psychologist as an expert witness in a criminal trial process. 

Speaker: Shri Sunny Joseph, Consultant Clinical and Neuropsychologist, Bengaluru

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 ?3.45 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Register here: https://bit.ly/national-level-webinar-series-4

Contact: webinars@cvv.ac.in | +91 94814 84964 

Speaker’s Profile:

Shri Sunny Joseph is a Consultant Clinical and Neuropsychologist who has done a lot of work in the practice of Forensic Psychology. Owing to his expertise in the field, he has been an expert witness in numerous criminal court trials. He is a prestigious Alumni of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMHANS), Bengaluru and is associated with various prestigious institutes and organisations like NIMHANS, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru; Directorate of Forensic Sciences, Mumbai; Axxonet Brain Research Centre, Bengaluru, and so on.

Past Sessions

National Level Webinar Series—3



Dr. Bhasi Sukumaran
Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Psychology, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Chennai
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, SIMS Hospitals, Vadapalani, Chennai

No registration fee | All registered participants will receive an e-Certificate of Participation

Contact: Dr. Satheesh Varma | +91 94814 84964 | webinars@cvv.ac.in

About the topic:

Neuropsychological rehabilitation is a theoretical framework of interventions designed to improve cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial functioning due to changes in the brain. Neuropsychological rehabilitation programmes aim to tackle cognitive difficulties directly and target everyday situations to enhance people’s cognitive functioning, independence, and psychological well being. The field of neurorehabilitation has evolved in the past decades and newer methods of management are introduced from time to time, such that various approaches of neurorehabilitation exist as of today.

This webinar is meant to orient practising clinicians and students in the field of neuropsychology, to the various perspectives of neuropsychological rehabilitation. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Bhasi Sukumaran is a gifted academician and practitioner in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, in 2003, Dr. Bhasi served as trainer in several clinical psychology training centres in India. At present he is the Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, at the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, in Chennai.  He is also a certified EMDR practitioner and Pearson Qualified Cogmed Coach. Dr. Bhasi has published several research articles in national and international journals. His major research areas are neurocognitive remediation for attention, memory and language deficits and virtual reality and its application in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Dr. Bhasi is an omnivorous reader and a nature lover, who strives to explore life in its fullness.

National Level Webinar Series—2

Entrepreneurial Success—The Story of the Stallion Group by Shri Rajeev Nair, CMD—The Stallion Group

Great psychological strength is required to become a successful entrepreneur. An entrepreneur faces challenges at every step and works with risks. A successful entrepreneur is not a person who has not faced failure but a person who has successfully tackled the aftereffects of failure with courage and bounced backed with extra effort. Psychological characteristics like the need for achievement, locus of control, risk-propensity, self-efficacy, tolerance for ambiguity, innovativeness, independence and autonomy and optimism, resilience, and so on are considered  key factors for the success of entrepreneurs.

The Stallion Group provides barcodes, RFID, automation, POS, Software, consumables and more, to clients in India and the Middle East. It has over 25 branches and 300 employees spread across India and the Middle East—Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. Stallion stands out to be a leading company in the Automatic Identification and Data Capturing (AIDC) industry with the asset tracking system. Stallion is the authorised distributor for Honeywell, Datalogic, Avery Dennison, Alien, Impinj, United Barcode Systems, Cobrajet, Sunmi, and Tyco, in India and the Middle East.

Shri Rajeev Nair is the founder of Stallion Systems. He is the alumnus of the prestigious Indo Swiss Institute, Chandigarh, and the BMW Foundation, Germany and is the first trained Barcode Professional from India. He founded the Stallion Group of Companies and built it to be a multinational organisation. He is also the founding member of Young Indians (YI) under the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). In this webinar, Shri Rajeev Nair will share his experience of developing the Stallion Group.

The webinar is aimed at motivating the entrepreneurial spirit of the participants and to create awareness about the psychological traits that aspiring business persons must work on developing.

No registration fee

All registered participants will receive an e-Certificate of Participation

Contact: Dr. Satheesh Varma | +91 94814 84964 | webinars@cvv.ac.in

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