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Friday, May 1, 2015

Job Opportunity for a Psychologist

Children First, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Institute, provides a range of services from clincial, early intervention  to school mental health, training and community outreach. We are looking for professionals in the area of child & adolescent mental health who are keen to join and contribute to building an institution which values excellence, ethics and effective outcome.

The core competencies we are looking for are:
  • Motivation and enthusiasm to work with children and adolescents.
  • Team player- Keenness to work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team of child psychiatrists, child psychologists, special educators, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, play therapists.
  • Fluent in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to train and disseminate knowledge
  • High professional ethics
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Keenness to learn and grow as a professional 

Child Developmental Degree/Special education/ Psychology

Desirable: Previous experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Training Desirable:
Trained in specialised teaching/intervention programmes like  ABA, TEACCH, RDI etc
Expected Work Profile
  • Interest and inclination to work with neurodevelopmental disorders especially Autism Spectrum Disorder with a focus on social and communication delays , play and cognitive skills.
  • Openness to learn various techniques and get trained to work in a structured intervention process . individual work and small group work.
  • Work towards a common child centred programme for each child  within a multidisciplinary team addressing the developmental milestones.
Please contact Dr Kavita Arora at with your CV.

Children First
A 2/35 Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi, Delhi 110029


Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Department of Clinical Psychology, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi intend to engage faculty members to start M.Phil in Clinical Psychology under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s National Mental Health Program (NMHP).
Applications are invited to engage on Associate Professor, one Assistant Professors and two Clinical Psychologists/Tutors for a period of two years or till the post is filled up on regular basis whichever is earlier.Walk-in interview of the eligible candidates will be held on 5th May 2015. The candidates are requested toreport at 9:30 AM on 05.05.2015 at Room no. 301, Administrative Block, PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital and to bring application on plain paper either typed or neatly handwritten, bio-data, two passport size photographs, Photocopy of the certificates of educational qualification, experience etc. along with original certificates.
Sl. No
Name of Post
Consolidated pay per month(in Rs)
No. of Posts
Associate Professor
49000 + 10% annual increment
Assistant Professor
41000 + 10% annual increment
Clinical Psychologist/Lecturer
35000 + 10% annual increment
I.                    Essential Qualifications for post at Sl. No.1 (Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology)
i.                     M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from a recognized institution or equivalent.
ii.                   Ph.D  from a recognized institution or equivalent.
iii.                  5 years of teaching experience either as lecturer or as Assistant Professor.
iv.                 3 publications in indexed journal as first/corresponding author.
II.                  Essential Qualification for post at Sl. No. 2 (Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology)
                                             i.            M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from a recognized institution or equivalent. (Ph.D. is desirable.) 
                                           ii.            2 years teaching experience as Lecturer or Clinical Psychologist in Department of Clinical psychology conducting MPhil Program.
                                          iii.            2 publications in indexed journal as first/corresponding author. Essential qualification for post as Sl. No 3 (clinical Psychologist/Lecturer
III.                Essential Qualification for post at Sl. No. 3 (Clinical Psychologist/lecturer)
                                       i.      M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from a recognized institution or equivalent.
3. Age limit and other requirements will be decided as per GoI Rules and instructions. The essential experience may be relaxed by the Selection Committee, if a person is found otherwise eligible.

Dr. Smita N. Deshpande
Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, De-addiction Services & 
Resource Center for Tobacco Control
PGIMER-Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,
Park Street,  New Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 23404269, 23404363

Vacancy at INHS Asvini- Mumbai

Following posts are open for candidates with M.A./ M.SC. PSYCHOLOGY at Colaba, Mumbai

1) A counselor for cancer patients at Naval Hospital Asvini, Colaba, R.C.Church
Contact no: 022 22163500 Extn 3514
2) An experienced professional counselor for NWWA Sakhi Cell ( Naval Wives Welfare Association) at Colaba to cater to Naval personnels' families.
Contact: NWWA Kendra (NOFRA)22020478

Jyoti Rathod

Job Vacancy Available at Wisdom Senior Care- Mumbai

Wisdom senior care is a company that provides quality senior care services. We provide services like Dementia care, Home management and Medical management. Our Elder care specialists provide tailor made sessions with our clients according to their needs.

We currently have vacancies for Elder care specialists.

The following qualifications are needed:

-  M.A. in counseling psychology/Social work, Physiotherapists/Occupational therapists and nutritionists may also apply.

- Should have knowledge on Geriatric disorders

- Good communication skills

- Enjoy working with the elderly

Training will be provided. Freshers may also apply.

Full time and Part time vacancies available

Interested candidates send their resumes to

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) / Somatic Therapy (based on Somatic Experiencing)

Two Psychological Therapies for Disaster Recovery used in India with publications and training information:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing):
Used to help 16,000 children and adults after Bhuj earthquake in 2001, and also after tsunami in 2004 in the east coast of India. {More work is being done in Kashmir after the floods in 2014} The method is recommended by W.H.O. for working with adults and children with trauma { emdrindia @ }

Some publications & presentations in conferences:

1. Purandare and associates “Psychological Impact of Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingTherapy as Effective Intervention for Trauma Victims.”
2. Mehrotra, Raja and Sawant titled “Analysis of drawings of children impacted by earthquake: the reproduction of visual imagery during EMDR therapy
3.Tank, Shukla, Ramamurthy and Mehrotra, “Impact of traumatic experience on the mental health of adolescents of Bhuj and Bhachao.”
4. Mehrotra, S., Purandare, M., Tank, P., & Bhagwagar, H. (2013). Establishing EMDR connections with earthquake survivors of Gujarat, Western India (2001). In M. Luber (Ed.), Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets (pp. 107-120). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.
Somatic Therapy (based on Somatic Experiencing):
Used during the tsunami in the East Coast of India in 2004. Below is a link to an article. [This was later used after the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008]

Somatic therapy treatment effects with tsunami survivors. Parker, Catherine; Doctor, Ronald M.; Selvam, Raja Traumatology, Vol 14(3), Sep 2008, 103-109.
Training in India: 

Somatic Psychotherapy: Raja Selvam (of Trauma Vidya non-profit org) has been offering trainings through Prafulta Psychological Services, Mumbai.

EMDR Psychotherapy: internationally certified trainings being offered at various locations in India from 1999.

{ emdrindia @ }

Counseling Psychologist

adithy @

Internship in Psychology

Psychometric Incorporated and Salahkaar Consultants are offering internship to two/three psychology students for six  months to one year's duration. Extensive travel and fluency in written and spoken English is required.

The interns will be expected to be based in Pune. 

Freshers (BA.Hons. or MA Psychology) women candidates will be preferred.

A very conducive and challenging work opportunity with congenial work environment is on offer.

Any specialization with interest in psychometric and field work will make you qualified for the position.

Write to

Call for Video Clip Submission -- "Best of YouTube"

Dear all,

YouTube, the largest video sharing site allows billions of people to
discover, watch and share videos.YouTube provides a forum for people
to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a
distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers
large and small.

YouTube was officially launched / opened to public access in May 2005,
though on 23rd Apr 2005, the first-ever YouTube video was posted on
the site.

According to the official site of YouTube, as on 25th Apr 2015, it has
more than 1 billion users and every day people watch hundreds of
millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views.

It may be of interest to note that 300 hours of video are uploaded to
YouTube every minute and about 60% of a creator's views comes from
outside their home country. YouTube is localized in 75 countries and
available in 61 languages.

YouTube has millions of video clips and deal with a variety of themes
like entertainment, education, music, technology, medicine, science,
motivation, skill development, cuisine, travel, advertisement to name
a few. These clips satisfy the needs of people of different age groups
and other demographics.

As the 10th anniversary of YouTube will be celebrated in May 2015,
CSI, IEEE CS & IEEE PCS would like to organise an evening programme
titled "Best of YouTube" on 11th May 2015.

In this programme, we propose to screen 10-12 video video clips of
duration of not more than 5 minutes each and of size less than 20MB
based on the suggestion by our members (including our supporting
partner organisations like SPIN, eWIT, IITMAA, MALA, CySI and all others) which
they consider best, worth watching and would interest others too.

This programme will be the first to crowd-source the content from the

In this context, we request you to send the best YouTube video clips
in mpeg (mp4) format by downloading it from YouTube in order to avoid
online streaming at the pgm.

Pl. send your clips on or before 3rd May 2015 following the guidelines
provided in this email.

You may use website to convert and download the
YouTube video clips in mp4 format. Paste the URL of the clip  at the
top of the form and click on DOWNLOAD button. Then use the Download 
MP4 (max 480p) option.  If the downloaded mp4 file size exceeds 20 MB
(the limitation of gmail for an attachment), re-download with lesser
resolution say 360p to reduce the size of the file. After downloading
make sure that that the file is usable by playing and watching the

Pl. note that only one clip per member will be accepted to provide
opportunity to a larger group of people. The clips of duration longer
than 5 minutes will not be considered.

Pl. avoid sending clips dealing with content not suitable for public
viewing and which may hurt the sentiments.

The organisers decision is final in accepting the clips.

A panel of judges will review and shortlist the clips for screening if
the response is found to be overwhelming.

The contributors of the video clips selected for screening will be
awarded a cash prize of Rs 250 each, as a token of appreciation.

Submission guidelines: (2 steps to be followed)

Pl. send the mp4 file by email to  with your name
& file name in the subject line.

Step 1. Pl. provide the following information in the body of the email.

Company/Institution Name
Contact Phone No.
Email ID
Membership Info
Video Clip Title
Video Clip URL
Duration of the Video Clip
File Name of the mpeg Video Clip
Size of the mpeg Video Clip file
Why you consider this Video Clip is best

Step 2. Pl. use the google form at and provide the
above personal information and the details of the video clip submitted
for our consideration & tracking your submissions.

The last date to submit the video clips is 3rd May 2015.

As we will be shortlisting a max of 10-12 video clips, pl. send your
video clips immediately.

For clarifications of any, pl. send email to

With regards
HR Mohan
IPP, CSI and Chair, IEEE CS & PCS

Preliminary Announcement of Centenary Conference in Kolkata

This is our pleasure and proud privilege to announce that the Department of Psychology and the 
Department of Applied Psychology of University of Calcutta are going to celebrate the Hundredth Year of 
Psychology in India by organizing a Centenary Conference on Psychology. The Conference will be held 
from 9th to 11th October, 2015 in Kolkata. 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Calcutta, established in 1915, was the first modern 
Psychology Department in India. Therefore, we are celebrating 100 years of Psychology in the University 
of Calcutta as well. Thus, this conference is one of our most cherished events. We seek the help and 
participation of all psychologists in India to make this conference a memorable event. 

We heartily welcome students, academics and professionals from all spheres of Psychology and related 
disciplines, in India and abroad, to participate in the historical event. 

The theme of the conference is ‘Psychology and Challenges of the Developing World’. Kindly see attached 
documents for relevant details. 

This is a preliminary announcement only and Call for Abstracts, along with requesting you all to 
prepare for enjoying the old and fascinating city of Kolkata this autumn. We have attached preliminary 
information on abstract submission and registration. Further information and details about the 
Organizing Committee, our esteemed National Collaborators, Registration Form, Mode of payment, 
Accommodation etc. will be uploaded shortly in the official website 

Please contact us for any enquiry at
Please send your abstracts to

Looking forward to meeting you this October. 
With best regards and wishes,

Prof. Nilanjana Sanyal (Chairperson, Centenary Committee), Dept. of Psychology, CU
Dr. Sonali De (Organizing Secretary), Dept. of Psychology,CU
Prof. Jayanti Basu (Organizing Secretary), Dept. of Applied Psychology,CU