Doctors

Vidya N


Designation :
Clinical Psychologist
Department :
Clinical Psychology
Email :
vidyan@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Vidya N. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CRR A58121) and is currently a consultant at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). She is trained in psychotherapy for psychiatric and neurological conditions and is interested in the area of neuropsychological profiling and cognitive retraining. She has clinical experience in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru. Her M.Phil thesis is on “Neuropsychological Profile and Impact of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis” and she has presented her research paper on “Cognitive Profile of Parkinson’s disease with and without deficits in Motor Speed” at World Congress of Neurology (WCN) (2019).

Education

  • 2015-2017 - M.Phil in Clinical Psychology : Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
  • 2012-2014 - M.Sc. in Psychology : Union Christian College, Mahatma Gandhi University
  • 2009-2012 - B.Sc. in Psychology : Union Christian College, Mahatma Gandhi University

Clinical Experience

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Cadabams hospital, Bengalore (2019)
  • Clinical Psychologist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru (2018)
  • Psychologist at Bodhini (NGO) (2015)
  • Medical Counselor at Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi in (2014)
  • Intern at Dept of Psychiatry, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore (2014)
  • Intern at MEHAC (Mental Health Action) Foundation, Non-Governmental Organization, Kerala (2013)
  • Trainee at Dept of Psychiatry, General Hospital (NABH Accredited), Ernakulam (2012)
  • Intern at Dept of Psychiatry, Nair’s Hospital, Cochin (2011)

Achievements/Activities

  • Core team member of Swasthi (Mental Health Movement) of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (2016-17)
  • Honour for service and support in ‘Naipunya Deepam’ by Ardra Keralam, Malayala Manorama , UNICEF (2016)
  • Certificate of Honour for Voluntary work in Disaster Management at Kollam Puttingal Temple Firework Disaster by Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Kerala Region (2016)
  • Resource team member at Bodhini (NGO) since 2014
  • Won the Best Paper Award at 47th National and 16th International Conference Of The Indian Academy Of Applied Psychology at TIST, Kerala (2012)
  • Participated in the Young Psychologist Competition organized by Dept of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore (2010)

Papers Presented

  • Paper entitled “Neuropsychological Profile and Impact of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis” at the 44th National Annual Conference of India Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP), at Gautam Buddha University , Greater Noida (2018)
  • Paper entitled “Outlook towards Crime and Criminal Behaviour among Youth” at National Conference On Socio Cultural Prospects of Positive Psychology In India & Psychofest at LISSAH, Kerala (2012)
  • Paper entitled “Comparative Analysis of Personality, Leadership Styles & Emotional Intelligence Among Today’s Most Preferred Professionals” at 47th National and 16th International Conference Of The Indian Academy Of Applied Psychology at TIST, Kerala (2012)
  • Paper entitled “Criminal Behaviour: A Retrospective Exploration” at 46th National and 15th International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology at University of Mysore, Karnataka (2011)

Research

  • M.Phil thesis : “Neuropsychological Profile and Impact of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis”
  • Dissertation on “Tendency for Aggression among physically and sexually Abused girls - A Comparative Study”
  • Research study on “Outlook towards Crime and Criminal Behavior Among Youth”