Department of Social Work

Dr. Anish K.R.

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : anish@rajagiri.edu

Dr Anish completed his MSW (SSUS), M Phil (NIMHANS), Ph D (MGU). Dr Anish has 18 years’ experience social work practice, research and teaching. He works with Rajagiri College of Social Sciences as Assistant Professor & Head of the Department of Social Work. Previously he was working as Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of Social Work at Marian College Kuttikkanam. He has been an exchange faculty to University of Utah, USA. He offers his consultancy and training services in the areas of Research Methodology and SPSS, Counselling, CSR, Monitoring and Evaluation of projects to National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO),KSACS, Karnataka SACS, UPSACS, National Health Mission (NHM), Human dynamic Asia Pacific (EAP provider), State Council for Education, Research and Training (SCERT), State Institute of Education Management (SIEMAT), Kerala Judicial Academy, Kudumbashree Mission, Federal Bank, NTPC, KPSC, Christ University etc.He serves as Chairman of Board of Studies (Social Work) of MG University, Kannur University, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and Member of Board of Studies (Social Work) of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladi; Assumption College, Changanacherry; St Alberts College, Ernakulam and Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, Marian College Kuttikkanam. He also serve as Vice President of Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK) and Treasurer of Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS).

  • Ph D , 2010 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • M Phil, 2002. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Third Position in the University
  • Post Graduation (MSW), 1999 Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladi (Main Centre, Kaladi), University Second Rank
  • PGDHRM, 1999 Pondicherry University
  • Graduation (B Sc) 1996 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala (Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala)

Research

  • Research Officer, NIMHANS, Bangalore , Project of World Health Organization
  • Research Officer , NIMHANS, Bangalore , Project of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India
  • Social Worker ( Field Programme Coordinator), CBNP & PAP(Kudumbashree) Partnership in Sexual Health Project

Teaching

  • Asst Professor, School of Social Work Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, , June 1, 2011 onwards
  • Senior Lecturer & Head, School of Social Work .Marian college Kuttikkanam, Kerala,

 

MAJOR

  • 2019-20: ICSSR Impress Project titled “Culturally Competent Practice with Refugees and Migrants in India & Germany: Implications for Social Work Education.
  • 2018-19: Australia-India Council (Australian Government) Project on, “Developing a Health care practice model for Indian Social Work”, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2018-19: UGC- DAAD Project Based Personnel Exchange Project programme on the topic “Culturally Competent Practice with Refugees and Migrants in India and Germany: Implications for Social Work Education”
  • 2014 -2016: Situational Analysis of Social Competence of Children in Institutional Care Facilities and Life Skills Based Intervention for Enhancing Social Competence, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Research Project & Department of Social Justice, Govt. of Kerala
  • 2013 Jan-2014 December:  Enhancing Social Competence of Adolescents through Life Skills Education: An Intervention Study. UGC Major Project
  • 2012-13: Impact of Alcoholism in Kerala. Co-investigator/Consultant: Kerala State Planning Board (5 lakhs)

International Collaborative Projects

  • Building Networks and Frameworks for Global Social Work, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
  • An International  Comparative Study on Adult Attachment with Prof. Joanne Buttman, University of Utah, 2010
  • A Study on the Sex Worker Collectives in Kerala with Prof. Mary Jane Taylor, University of Utah, USA
  • An International Study on Perception on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy among social work students with Prof. Jason Castillo, University of Utah, USA

Other Projects

  • Perceived Effectiveness of Training Methods used in STRC Training Programmes  Kerala State AIDS Control Society & State Training Resource Center, 2012
  • Capacity Building Needs of CBO Leaders on the Administrative and Managerial Aspects of the TI Project      Kerala State AIDS Control Society & State Training Resource Center, 2012
  • A Study on the Micro-Level Planning Skills of ORWs in TI Projects Kerala State AIDS Control Society & State Training Resource Center, 2012
  • A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Onsite Trainings and Centralized Training Programmes for TI Project Personnel   Kerala State AIDS Control Society & State Training Resource Center, Kerala & LD, 2011
  • A Study on Capacity Building Needs of Newly Recruited Community ORWs Promoted From PE Level working in TI Projects of KSACS         KSACS & STRC, Kerala & LD, 2011
  • A Study on Staff Turnover Patterns and Factors Contributing to Staff Turnover in Targetted Intervention Projects of KSACS      KSACS & STRC, Kerala & LD, 2011
  • Psychosocial Correlates of Suicide in Meppara, Kerala         Marian College Kuttikkanam, 2008
  • UGC Minor Project on Care and Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Homeless Mentally Challenged in Kerala, University Grants Commission, 2008-2010
  • A feasibility Study on IT Enabled Health Care Delivery System in Kerala, Indo-Global Social Service Society, New Delhi, 2009
  • Reproductive Health Consequences of Domestic Violence    Indian Council for Medical Research & NIMHANS 2005
  • Sexual Health Awareness of Adolescents ,World Vision India Limited ,2005
  • Baseline Study of Stakeholders in IAD Partnership in Sexual Health Project Kasaragod, Project Support Unit of KSACS
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.( Journal Discontinued)
  • Reviewer of Social Work Education, International Journal of CSWE, USA, Taylor & Francis group
  • Associate Editor, Acumen 1(1). March 2008. (ISSN 0975-6981) – theme: Health and Mental Health
  • Reviewer of Artha Journal of Social Sciences, Christ University, Bangalore; Indian Journal of Social Work
  • Empanelled Consultant for Evaluation of Targeted intervention Projects of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)- Evaluated projects in Kerala, Karnataka, UP
  • Team member in the Annual Programme Implementation Plan (APIP) of ICDS, Govt. of Kerala
  • Research Subject Expert and Trainer for State Institute of Education Management and Training (SIEMAT), Kerala
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) study material for MSW (Counseling)
  • Introduction of counseling and counseling as a process
  • Alcohol, absenteeism and deaddiction counseling
  • Establishing family during adulthood
  • Parenting skills
  • Social Case Work in Health Setting
  • Social Case Work in Industrial Setting
  • Anish K.R. (2017). Counseling for Positive Living. Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Seminar. Palai: St Thomas Training College.
  • Anish K.R (2015). Human Rights of Person with mental illness: An Appraisal. In. Sudheer (2015). Readings on Human Rights, Trivandrum: Kerala University.
  • Jason Castillo, Tian Tian, David Becerra, Anish KR (2014).The perception of Poverty and Social Welfare Policies among Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work Students in India. Indian Journal of Social Work. 75(2),209-231
  • Anish K R, Divya G S and Siny Maria Skaria (2014).  Social Competence Model for Adolescents: Reflections from an Intervention Study. Artha J Soc Sci, 13, 2, 1-19.
  • Anish, K.R.,(2013). An Evaluation of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Facilities for Homeless Mentally Ill in India. Artha - Journal Of Social Sciences, 12(2)
  • Jason Castillo, David Becerra, M Kwangyeop Lee, Anish KR (2014). The Role of the Government in Addressing Social Issues in India: The Perceptions of Indian Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work Students. Social Work Education.
  • Anish K.R. (2013). HIV Infection Partners: A Social Worker from India Responds In: Bettmann, Jacques and Frost (2013). International Social Work Practice- Case Studies from a Global Context. London: Rutledge. Pp 56-60.
  • Anish K. R., Santhosh, J. (2008). An Innovative Rehabilitation Model for Homeless Mentally Ill. Acumen 1(1). 80-87.
  • Anish K.R., (2007).Families and Severe Mental Disorders: From Burden to Resilience: In Samuel V.T. (Eds.), Perspectives on Family Empowerment. Kuttikkanam: Marian Publications
  • Mani, M.P., & Anish K.R, (2005). Managing Stress in the Workplace: Towards Prospective Development Management: In Mani, M.P. (Eds.), Development Management: A Holistic Approach: Kuttikkanam: Marian Publications
  • Mani, M.P., & Anish K.R, (2005). Industrial Mental Health: A Social Work Perspective, Social Work Review, Baroda: MS University
  • Anish K.R., (2004). “The Role of Spirituality in the care of Persons Living with       HIV”. Community Care and Support for Persons Living with      HIV/AIDS:       Challenges for the New Millennium, An International       Social Work     Conference. Mumbai: India. (December 07-09, 2004)
  • Anish K.R., (2003).”Sexuality of Mentally Challenged: the missing Factor”. Souvenir, AWH, Calicut: India.
  • Anish K.R., (2003). “Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An Overview”. Souvenir, PCSJ, Cochin: India.
  • Anish K.R., Rakhi Menon, Divya G.S. (2016). Effectiveness of an intervention model for
  • enhancing social competence and wellbeing of adolescents: reflections from a randomized control trial, World Federation for Mental Health International Conference, Cairns Australia 2016, 17-19 October 2016.
  • Anish K.R., Joseph, S (2015). Stories of Recovery from India: An Explorative Review of Elements-of Success among Homeless Persons with Schizophrenia. 12th WAPR World Congress, Seoul, South Korea,
  • Anish K.R. (2015). Human Rights of the Homeless Mentally Ill: A Critical Appraisal of the Indian Scenario, . 12th WAPR World Congress, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Anish K.R., Divya G.S. (2015). Development of a Social Competence Model for Promotion of Adolescent Mental Health and Prevention of Mental Illness
  • Anish K.R., Divya G.S. (2014). A Life Skills Model for Enhancing Social Competence of Adolescents: Reflections from an Intervention Study, 5th International Conference on Life Skills Education organized by Indian Association of Life Skills Education at Trivandrum, 20-22 February 2014
  • Anish K.R. (2013). The Perception of Poverty and Social Welfare Policies among Social Work Students.  9th International Conference of India Development Coalition of America on Fighting Poverty and Climate Solutions, RBS, Kochi Jan 11-12, 2013                                    
  • Anish K.R. (2012). An Evaluation Of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Facilities For Homeless Mentally Ill In India”. 11th World Congress of World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Milan, Italy from 10-13 November 2012         
  • Santhosh, J., Anish K.R. (2012). “Reflections on Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Homeless Mentally Ill In India: Case Studies”. 11th World Congress of World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Milan, Italy from 10-13 November 2012
  • Anish K.R. (2009). Paper accepted for presentation Combating Trafficking and HIV/AIDS: Results from an Intervention Study.  Dyuti 2009, International Conference on Millennium Development Goals & Child Protection                                                                               
  • Anish K.R. (2008). Psychiatric Rehabilitation through Cultural Programmes: Rehabilitation Outcome Measured as Quality of Life and Social Functioning. 5th World Conference on Promotion of Mental health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, 10-12 September 2008, Melbourne, Australia       (Paper accepted for presentation)
  • Anish K.R. (2009). Predictive Role of Alcohol Use on Risk Perception and Condom use Behavior among Female Sex Workers in Kerala: Implications for practice. The first International conference on Alcohol and HIV in India, August 3-4, 2009 at Hotel Taj President, Mumbai. (Paper accepted for interactive Poster Presentation)
  • Anish K.R. (2011). Psychosocial Rehabilitation Facilities and Rehabilitation Outcomes of Homeless Mentally ill in Kerala.  XXIX Annual Conference of ISPSW- Dyuti International Conference, RCSS, 6-9 January 2011         
  • Anish K.R. (2009). Symposium: Rehabilitation with  Limited Resources. X World Congress, WAPR, Bangalore, India, Nov 2009    
  • Anish K.R. (2009). Workshop: Rehabilitation. X World Congress, WAPR, Bangalore, India, Nov 2009
  • Anish K.R. (2006). Quality Of Life and Level of Functioning as Rehabilitation Outcome Of Chronic Mentally Ill. IX World Congress, World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Athens, Greece12-15, October, 2006  
  • Anish K.R. (2005). Panel Discussion – Interventions with Children, International Conference on Family Empowerment, Marian College Kuttikkanam, September 2005
  • Anish K.R. (2004). The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Persons with HIV Infection International Social Work Conference on Community Care and support for persons living with  HIV/AIDS, Mumbai, December 2004    
  • Anish K.R. (2004). Family Psycho-Education: A Peer Education Approach. 6th Biennial Conference of the World Federation of mentally Disabled, Chennai, November 2004.
  • Anish K.R. (2004).Family’s Perspective on Psycho-education: A Needs Assessment. 6th Biennial Conference of the World Federation of mentally Disabled, Chennai, November 2004
  • Anish K.R. (2003). Sustainable Mental Health Delivery through Self Help Groups. 13th IUCISD International Symposium, TISS, Mumbai, India, December 2003.
  • Anish K.R. (2003). Spirituality in Palliative Care: Special Reference to HIV Infected. International Conference of Palliative Care, Indian Association of Palliative Care, Hyderabad, February 2003.
  • Anish K.R. (2012). Chaired the session on Family and Health. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Family Competence and Social Development: Emerging Paradigms in Social Work Practice, 12-14 January 2012, RCSS     
  • Anish K.R. (2011). Trends in Social Case Work Education and Practice: An Ecosystem Perspective. UGC Sponsored Workshop on Social Work Education in Kerala: Prospects and Challenges, 2-3 December 2011, Loyola College of Social Sciences
  • Anish K.R. (2010). Quality Sustenance and Enhancement: A Marian IQAC Initiative
  • NAAC Sponsored Seminar on Quality Management in Higher Education, Kristu Jayanthi College, Bangalore. Anish K.R. (2008). Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An integration with social work methods, Workshop on Psychiatric Social Work: Theory and Practice at RCSS, 26-27 Dec 2018.
  • Anish K.R. (2008). Faith Based Organizations in the Rehabilitation of homeless mentally ill. 5th National Seminar on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Organized by IGNOU & ISI Bangalore, 28-31 Aug 2008           
  • Anish K.R. (2008). Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Perspective on Social Work Practice. National Seminar on Recent trends in Social Work Approach, SGTDS, 20-22 Feb 2008    
  • Anish K.R.(2007). Action Plan for Containing the Epidemics, Consultant for preparation of action plan and documentation.  National Workshop on Emerging Fevers, Organized by Govt. of Kerala, NRHM11/12,13/12,28/12/2007      
  • Anish K.R. (2007). HIV/AIDS Prevention through Peer Education: A Case Study. 4th  National Seminar on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Organized by IGNOU & DBI, Guwahati         
  • Anish K.R.(2007). Community based rehabilitation of mentally ill . Care giver’s Training Program in psychiatric Rehabilitation, WAPR & KFCMD, 24-25 March 2007        
  • Anish K.R. (2006). Trafficking and HIV/AIDS: A Perspective on Awareness of Adolescent Girls.  3rd National Seminar on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, New Delhi, , Organized by IGNOU and Embassy of USA, October 2006.
  • Anish K.R.(2004). A Peer Education Approach to Sexual Health Promotion in Colleges, National Seminar on Sexual Health, December 2004, Marian College Kuttikkanam, Kerala Organized in association with Sexual Health Resource Centre, New Delhi. Organizing Secretary
  • Anish K.R. (2002). Community Based HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Developing Countries. National conference of Professional Social Work, Karnataka Association of Professional Social Workers, Bangalore, 2002.
  • National Workshop on Scale Development and Structural Equation Modeling, Kongu Engineering College, January 2017.
  • National Workshop on Instructional Design. Christ University, Bangalore. 29 September-1 October 2014
  • Feeling Good and Doing Well. ToT on Mental Health Promotion Module for Youth. NIMHANS, Bangalore, 18-22 August 2014.
  • Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Marriot Library, University of Utah, USA., April- May 2009
  • Endnote. Marriot Library, University of Utah, USA., April- May 2009
  • WebCT/Blackboard. Marriot Library, University of Utah, USA., April- May 2009
  • ToT workshop on Psycho Social Interventions for disaster Survivors17-19 December, 2006 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  • Workshop on HIV & Trafficking in women and Girls, University of Kerala13-14 December 2005
  • Level 1 Dementia Care Training Program University of Wolver Hampton, UK, 2-3 February 2004
  • Life member, Word Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
  • Member, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
  • Member, Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators (CPRE), USA
  • Life member and Former Executive Committee Member, Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW) and
  • Life Member, National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI)
  • Member and Vice President, Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK)
  • Member and Treasurer, Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers

MOOC

  • Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western Reserve university, 2014
  • Basic Skills and Clinical Applications of Motivational Interviewing, Massachusetts General Hospital Academy, 2014
  • Assertive Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Re-Integration (nc), MGH Academy,2014
  • A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, Indian School of Business, 2015
  • Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys, University of Michigan, 2015
  • Psychological First Aid, Johns Hopkins, Coursera
  • Becoming a Resilient Person: The Science of Stress Management and Promoting Wellbeing, University of Washington, 2015
  • Mental Health: A Global Priority, University of , Edinburg, 2016
  • Positive Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
  • Professional Counselling Diploma, Udemy, July 2018.