Admissions 2021

Department of Psychology

Dr. Palayoor Benyne Jos

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Sc. & M.Phil. Clin.Psy.,Ph.D.(Germany)

Email-ID : benyne@rajagiri.edu

Name: Dr. Palayoor Benyne Jos, M.Sc. & M. Phil. (Clin.Psy.); Ph.D. (Germany)
Title of Profession: Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Registered under RCI, India)
Field of Experience: Exclusively in Clinical psychology
Years of Experience: 12 years as Clinical Psychologist

  • B.Sc. in Psychology from Prajyoti Niketan College, Pudukad, Thrissur (Dt.), Kerala.
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Prajyoti Niketan College Pudukad, Thrissur (Dt.), Kerala.
  • M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai.
  • Ph. D. in Psychology (Specialized in Clinical-Experimental Psychology) from Johannes
  • Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
  • National Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kallettumkara, Thrissur.
  • S. H. Hospital, Cherthala.
  • Aswamalika Hospital, Kanjany.
  • St. James' Hospital, Chalakudy.
  • Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad (Govt. of India) as Assistant Professor in  Clinical Psychology
  • District Early Intervention Centre, Thrissur.
  • L. F. Hospital, Angamaly.
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Clinical and Experimental Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Health Psychology especially psychological correlates in Chronic Illness
  • Neuropsychology

Worked as Research Scholar, focusing on the specialization of Clinical & Experimental Psychology, for the work titled as Cone of Gaze and Time Perception as Correlates in Mental Health Problems: Social Phobia & Depression at the department of Experimental and clinical psychology, on a research project (Cognitive and Clinical Mechanisms of Social Anxieties and Social Phobias) funded by the German Research Foundation (i.e., DFG) and the University of Mainz,  conducted at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany (2009-2012).

  • Oberfeld, D., Thoenes, S., Palayoor J. B., Hecht, H., (2014) Depression does not Affect Time Perception and Time-to-Contact Estimate, Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science, 5 (810), pp (1-12), doi: 10.3389fpsyg.2014.00810

COLLOQUIUM PRESENTED IN GERMANY:

  • Presented the Psychology Institute’s Colloquium on Objective Self-Awareness and the Cone of Gaze at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, on 23rd November 2011.
  • Participated and presented a Paper on OCD- A Comparative Study on the Efficacy of Brain Lock Approach with Relaxation and Medication in the 33rd National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists held at Sona School of Management; Salem; India during 7th to 9th January 2007.
  • Participated and presented a paper on OCD- A comparative Study on the Efficacy of Exposure and Response Prevention and Medication in the Scientific Deliberation Seminar Psycho Glance 2005- A Life Enhancing Training Programme conducted by the Department of Psychology; K.E. College Mannaanam; Kottayam; Kerala, India during 11th and 12th November 2005.
  • Participated and presented a paper on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression in the 31st National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists held at Janson’s School of Business; Coimbatore; India during 13th to 15th January 2005.
  • Participated and presented  a paper on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression in the one day regional seminar on Current Trends in Clinical Psychology conducted by the Department of Psychology; Prajyoti Niketan College; Pudukad on 12th February 2004.
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  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic Women with Disability: Psychological Perspective at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 24/04/2014.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic the Mental Health Act 1987 & Amendments at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 06/12/2014.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic Pathology of Behaviour Problems in Childhood and its Management at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 21/03/2015.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic Significance of Evaluation in Individualised Education Program at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 15/10/2015.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic Pathology of Behaviour Problems in Childhood and its Management at Indian Red-Cross Society, Silvassa (in co-ordination with Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad), held on 07/12/2015.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture as a part of Central Sector Scheme for In-Service Training and Sensitization of Key Functionaries of State Government, Local Bodies And Other Services Providers For CBR / Health Worker on the topic Mental Illness and Prevention of Disabilities at Chepirog Hospital, Behrampura, conducted by Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 17/03/2016.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture as a part of Central Sector Scheme for In-Service Training and Sensitization of Key Functionaries of State Government, Local Bodies And Other Services Providers For CBR / Health Worker on the topic Preventive Measures of Disabilities & Orientation on Mental Illness, at Mansarovar Hotel, Maninagar, conducted by Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 30/03/2016.
  • Invited as Resource Person for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program (Workshop) for three days on the topic Management of Childhood Disorders and Behaviour Problems at Virani School for Deaf and Dumb, Rajkot, held from 11/05/2016 to 13/05/2016.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic International Legislation for PwDs, at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 19/10/2016.
  • Invited as Resource Person and delivered lecture for RCI Approved Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program on the topic Cognitive & Humanistic Approach of Behaviour Management in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, at Composite Regional Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 20/12/2016.
  • Has participated in 18 National Conferences specialized in clinical psychology, in India.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Dr. Mattias Gamer from University of University of Medicine of Hamburg-Eppendorf, on “How do we recognize emotions from the facial expressions of our fellow human beings?”, held on 5th May 2010.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Ms. Esther Brendel from, on “Security strategies in the contact time estimation” held on 9th June 2010.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Michael Morgen from City University of London, on “It’s on Illusions”, held on 17th November 2010.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Claus Voegele from University of Luxembourg, on “Cognitive Mediation in Clinical Improvement”, held on 2nd February 2011.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Dr. Behrang Keshavarz from University of Mainz, on “Visual Induced Motion Sickness”, held on 9th November 2011.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Heiko Hecht from University of Mainz, on “Film and Perception”, held on 16th November 2011.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Charles Spence from University of Oxford, on “Integration, Expectation, and the multisensory Perception of Flavour”, held on 7th December 2011.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder from University of Wien, on “New Findings in Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts”, held on 14th December 2011.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Ms. Felicitas Kloeckner from University of Mainz, on “The influence of colored ambient light on the aroma of wine”, held on 11th January 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Mr. Thobias Schneider and Mr. Jalal Mirzayev from University of Mainz, on “Weight loss without diet: Weight assessment based on faces” and on “The Scarem Irritation Response - Dependence between Preprocessor Pulse Inhibition and Valence” respectively, held on 18th January 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Ms. Evgenia Boyarskaya from University of Mainz, on “FMRI Study on Picture Perception”, held on 11th January 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Mr. Oliver Daum and Mr. Bernhard Both from University of Mainz, on “Vista Paradox”, held on 1st February 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. James E. Cutting from University of Cornell, on “Attention and the Evolution of Hollywood Film”, held on 25th April 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Mr. Malte Kluver from University of Mainz, on “What makes Human Gait Attractive”, held on 2nd May 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Marco Bertamini from University of Liverpool, on “Mirror Cognition”, held on 9th May 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. Michael Stein from Aviation Medicine Institute of the Air Force, on “Man-Machine Interaction in the Field of Aviation”, held on 6th June 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by PD. Dr. Daniel Oberfeld from University of Mainz, on “Do colors have power? Insights from the experimental psychology”, held on 4th July 2012.
  • Participated in Psychology Institute’s Colloquium presented by Prof. Dr. John M. Kennedy from University of Toronto, on “What is a picture in vision and touch? Cave-art outline, Renaissance perception and modern metaphors”, held on 11th July 2012.
  • Participated in the research meeting presented by Prof. Dr. Josef Unterrainer on the topic “Neuropsychological aspects of planning” conducted by the Neuro-Imaging Center (NIC) of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences, University of Mainz, held on 08.12.2011.
  • Participated in the research meeting presented by Ms. Julia Adler on the topic “Depersonalization disorder” conducted by the Neuro-Imaging Center (NIC) of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences, University of Mainz, held on 24.11.2011.
  •  Participated in the research meeting presented by Dr. Evgenia Boyarskaya on the topic “Neural correlates on the Mona Lisa Effect” conducted by the Neuro-Imaging Center (NIC) of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences, University of Mainz, held on 28.06.2012.

Regional lectures Delivered in kerala:

  • Acted as resource person for Six Invited Regional Lectures in private and government sectors in Kerala