Admissions 2023

Department of Social Work

Dr. Rajeev S. P.

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

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Rajeev SP is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala, India. He is a Post graduate in Social Work and Human Resource Management. He has more than ten years of experience in professional Social Work, academics and administration. His research interest areas are closely linked to his practice areas like; Group Work, Family resilience, empowerment, Human Rights, Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health Practice. He was also a visiting scholar to James Cook University, Australia. He was also associated with De Paul University, Chicago and James Cook University, Australia for collaborative academic practices and cross cultural programs in Social Work. He is a consultant in development projects and employee engagement programmes. He is also a trainer in the areas of Building Confidence, emotional wellbeing, Self esteem and personality development, family empowerment and organisation building. He is a member of International professional associations like, IASSW and APASWE.  

  • PhD – Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)- Kerala University
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)- Kerala University
  • UGC NET exam- 2004


  • Research Associate, SB College, Changanassery- 2003-2004


  • Head of De Paul School of Social Work, DiST, Angamaly -2009- 2015


  • Learning and Development Officer, E &Y, Technopark, Trivandrum- 2007 -2009
  • Training/ Event Manager, MGP, Government of Kerala - 2005 – 2007
  • Social Worker and Project Manager, Carmel Special Care International- 2004-2005
  • Environment and Disaster Management
  • School Social Work
  • Drug addiction  & Group work practice with adolescent and youth
  • Strengths based Practice in Social Work
  • Family Social Work Practice
  • Social Work administration
  • Social Service Marketing and CSR
  • Human rights
  • Current project: ICSSR (IMPRESS) - Title of the study: School-based multi-component intervention study on substance abuse among the higher secondary school students in Kerala)
  • UGC sponsored Minor Research on: Stranger danger fears and the coping strategies of mothers of adolescent girls in Ernakulum education District
  • A study on Social Work Responses to Suicide in Kerala: Strategies and lessons from the field (Associated projects with Prof. Lena Robinson, Central Queensland University & Dr Abraham Francis, JCU , Australia) 
  • Chief consultant to the ‘Model Anganwadi Project’ (ICDS) in Parakkadavu Block Panchayat in the district of Ernakulam
  • Chief consultant to the Counselling at Police station project as part of clean campus – safe campus- implemented at Nedumbassery Police station
  • Chief consultant to the International Centre for Wellbeing (Project) in Angamaly
  • Training on ‘Parenting and self esteem of children’, MAPS School Trissur District
  • ‘Communicating effectively’- Training for staff members from the department of education in Trussure and Palakkad districts
  • Personality development and career guidance program trainings at St. Patrick’s ICSE School
  • ‘Wellbeing and productivity of employees’, TELK, Angamaly
  • Counselling approaches in dealing with students and their problems –EWS, Ernakulam
  • Employee engagement and participation of employees – TELK, Angamaly
  • Managing employee stress and coping – Technopark, Trivandrum
  • Three days TOT on Life Skills – NRHM Wayanadu
  • Group discussion conducted at TELK, Angamaly as part of Employee selection
  • Three days training for School Teachers on ‘Life skills education’, Angamaly
  • ‘Facing exams with confidence’ one day training for +2 and +1 students at Higher Secondary School, Nedumbassery, Higher secondary School Parakkadavu, St. Joseph’s School Angamaly
  • Current project: ICSSR (IMPRESS) - Title of the study: School-based multi component intervention study on substance abuse among the higher secondary school students in Kerala
  • Consultant to the ASER- Pratham Study in the state of Kerala- 2018
  • Mooc Lesson written: Disasters and disaster risk reduction – 3 modules (
  • Mooc Lesson written: Social Welfare administration- 2 modules
  • E-PATHSHALA - Group Work – 3 lessons
  • Saju, M.D., Varghese, B.M., Scaria, L. et al. Swāsthya, an integrated chronic condition management programme for families of patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract 22, 15 (2021).  IF-2.022 
  • Rajeev (2020). Strengths-based perspective in working with the elderly. Indian Journal of Gerontology. Vol. 34 No. 3, 377-393.
  • Rajeev (2019). Gandhi’s Symbolism and Ideology in the Socio-economic and Political Arena of Contemporary India. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development. Volume 11, Number 2, (139-152).
  • Rajeev (2019). Competency Based Social Work Education: An Indian perspective. The Journal of Social Work and Social Development. Volume 10, Number1. ISSN. 22296468 (UGC-  
  • Rajeev (2019). Changing Families in India and Social Work Responses. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice 4(4) 17-24.
  • S. P. Rajeev, Francis Abraham & Robinson Lena. (2017). Social Work Responses to Suicide in Kerala: Strategies and Lessons from the Field. Journal of Social Work Education, Research and Action.Vol.III (2). ISSN 2394-4102  
  • S. P, Rajeev (co-authored) (2019). Mental health intervention at Work place: A psychosocial care model. Cogent Psychology. 6: 1601606.
  • S. P., Rajeev and Thampi, Kiran,(2016). Twenty20 Vision of CSR in Kizhakkambalam. International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies. Volume 5 Issue 1
  • Building Family Resilience- A Social Work Approach- International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice- Vol.2. No.6 Dec, 2014, pp. 87-92 [ISSN: 2332-6840 (Online) 2332-6832 (Print)]
  • Co-Authored – Working towards Eco-social Justice: Reflections on An Interpersonal, Cross-Institutional Social Work Collaboration. Asian Journal of Research in Social Science & Humanities, Volume 2 Issue 6 (June, 2012), ISSN 2249-7315

Book Chapters

  • Contemporary Mental health Practices in Kerala, Sage Publications (ISBN 978-81-321-1739-1)
  • Community mental health in Kerala: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice, Allied Publishers (ISBN: 978-81-8424-958-3)
  • Emotional Resilience among adolescents- ‘Papers on Strengths based Practice’- Allied Publishers, ISBN:978-81-8424-810-4
  • Emotional Intelligence of the HR Department: A path to Manage Men Tactfully-ISBN No: 978-93-81441-26-8
  • Rajeev, S.P., and Francis, Abraham (2014) Community mental health practices in Kerala: challenges and opportunities for social work practice. In: Abstracts from the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: promoting social and economic equality (Session 3K), p. 80.- Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014: promoting social and economic equality, 9-12 July 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • S. P. Rajeev (2013). A shade tree falling on to head: Cultural Displacement to Mental health. Paul, N. (ed). Development, Displacement and Social Disarticulation A Kerala Experience. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. pp 245-260, ISBN- 978-3-659-41152-6
  • Conference proceedings:- A paper co-authored – on ‘Working conditions and health hazards of women working in peeling sheds’. –Global Social Work Conference on Multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary responses to health and well-being- DYUTI’ 19.

Books Edited:

  • Eco-social justice : issues, challenges and ways forward : voices from De Novo '11. (2011), De Paul Institute of Science and  &  James Cook University, Australia. Publisher: Books for Change. ISBN: 978-81-8291-118-5
  • Social Work perspectives in Mental Health, DRD, Cochin, Kerala, ISBN: 978-81-929671-1-0
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, (2014)- Allied Publishers. ISBN: 978-81-8424-958-3
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Community mental health practices in Kerala: challenges and opportunities for social work practice’ in World Social Work Conference, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Building Family Resilience- A Social Work Approach- International Conference at Hyderabad, 2014
  • Community mental health in Kerala: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice- International Conference on Social Work Practice in Mental health, Cochin, 2014
  • Presented a Paper titled ‘ Cultural diversity and inclusive development practices in India’ in International cultural Conference, 2012, in Townsville, Australia
  • Presented a paper in International conference on Eco-Social justice Issues, Challenges and ways forward, 2011. 
  • Presented a paper titled ‘International Social Work: A collaborative model’ in International Conference on International social work – 2013
  • Emotional Intelligence and Social Behaviour of students’ at UGC sponsored Seminar at NSS College ‘Not a one size fit for all approach’ in Community Intervention: in UGC sponsored National Seminar at Loyola College
  • ‘Positive Psychology and Social Work approaches’: in National Conference on Positive Psychology in LISSAH College, Calicut
  • ‘Food Security and environment resilience’: in National Conference, De Novo ’12, at DiST
  • General Secretary, Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK)
  •  Membership in International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
  •  Membership in Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE)
  • Membership in Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS)