Dr. Akshatha K.

Assistant Professor
  • MSW, PhD
  • Area of Expertise : Research and Training
  • Courses Taught: Medical & Psychiatrist Social Work

Contact Details

E-mail : karanthakshatha@gmail.com

Research Details

  • Mphil from Mudurai Kamaraj University(2008) Title –“Psycho Social Problems of institutionalized Senior Citizens with special reference to Bengaluru”
  • Details of PhD From University of Mysore- “A study on the opinion of stakeholders with regard to school counselling services”
  • Details of minor research projects undertaken (Applied)- Applied for Minor Research on “Psycho Social issues of Secondary School Students and need of School Counselling Services”
  • Applied for Project on Effect Of Life Skill Education On Psychosocial Development Of Adolescents from Rural Area

Publications

  • Relevance of Human Rights in Social Work, 10th & 11th March 2011, Sambhrama, SDM College, Ujire
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness. 16th Sep 2011.National Conference at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • Child abuse and Child Neglect. 28 th Feb 2014.National Conference at Dr.M.V.Shetty College of Social Sciences, Mangalore
  • A study on girl child parents perception regarding safe schools in Bengaluru. 14-16 th December 2014. International Conference on community empowerment, coping, resilience and hope. Hyderabad 2014
  • A study on the opinion of mothers with regard to school counseling services.24-27 November 2015. First Mysuru International Conference on Medical and Social Sciences.Organised by Department of Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysuru India
  • A study on teachers’ perception on school counseling. 03-04 December 2015.International Conference, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • A study on psycho social issues of adolescents and need of counselling services. 16-18 November 2016. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru
  • Parents’ opinion on challenges faced by adolescents. 19-23, December 2016. XL Indian Social Science Congress.Mysuru University, Mysuru
  • Attended National Seminar on Inclusive Health Care and Wellbeing.A Challenge.And co-authored paper on Healthy Life style of youth-Disability v/s Destruction.26-27 September 2017.St.Aloshiyas College(Autonomous).Mangalore
  • Psycho Social Problems among adolescent students and need for school counselling services.16-18 February 2018.Two-Day National Conference on “Issues of Social Development-A Social Work Response”at University of Mysore
  • Stakeholders’ opinion on Psychosocial issues of Adolescents. 25t-26 October 2017. International Conference on School Mental Health. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchrirapalli
  • Psycho Social Problems among adolescent students and need for school counselling services. 16-17 February 2018. National Conference on “Issues of Social Development-A Social Work Response”DOS in Social Work, University of Mysore, Mysore
  • “A Study on Menstrual Hygiene Management: Knowledge and Practices Among Rural Adolescent Girls”. 26,September 2018. Samprathi 2018 “Ensuring child rights in India: A Challenge National level conference at St Aloysius college, Mangalore
  • “School Management Opinion on School Counselling services”. 6th-8th September,2018. National Study Conference on Nurturing Environment for the Children at Madras Christian College (autonomous) Chennai
  • “A Study on Challenges faced by Institutionalized Senior Citizens”. 6th and 7th 2018. National Conference on “Active Aging: Paradigms for Post Modern Era” organized by Center for Gerontology, Department of Social Work, Central University of Kerala,Kasargod
  • Impact of Media on Family Relationship. 25th and 26th February,2019. National Conference on Sambandha,Sampreethi,Sangharsha:A Dynamic of Human Relations held at Department of Graduate Studies and Research in Psychology,SDM Ujire
  • Gandhi and untouchability at UGC Sponsored National Seminar on revisitingMahathma Gandhi’s Thoughts in the Post –Independent India. 12 February 2019. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on revisiting Mahathma Gandhi’s Thoughts in the Post –Independent India. Organised by Kukke Shree Subramanyeshwara College.Subramanya
  • Positive Youth Development in Schools-Role of Counselor.25 and 26 October 2019.Organised by Dharawad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS) Dharwad

Conferences

Seminars Attended

  • Seminar on counseling in the fields of social work . 21st and 22nd October 2002. Dr.M.V.Shetty college of Social Work, Mangalore
  • Induction Training Programme. 26th July to 30th July 2004. I.I.C.S,Bharananganam,Pala,Kerala
  • National Seminar on Evidence Based Integrated Medicine for Lymphatic filariasis,HIV/AIDS Vitiligo and other chronic dermatomes. 8th, 9th and10th February2005. Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasrgod
  • Scope of social work in various fields like family with marital conflicts, cancer patients and mental health. 15 th July 2007. Kristu Jayanthi college.Bangaluru
  • 5th Annual National Seminar on Social Work Response to HIV/AIDS. 28 th – 31 st August 2008.Indian Social Institute,Bangaluru
  • Inter-collegiate Seminar on Counseling Services. 12 th Nov 2008. Kristu Jayanthi College, Bangaluru
  • India court of women on Dowry and related forms of Harassment. 25 th ,26 th ,27 th July 2009. Christ University Auditorium, Bengaluru
  • Workshop on supervision in social work. 1 st ,2 nd ,3 rd October 2009. Kristu Jayanthi college, Bangalore
  • National seminar on Ethical Social Responsibility towards Social work practice in the era of global diversity and equity. 12th and 13th of August 2010. Jnana Jyothi Auditorium,Central College ,Bangaluru
  • National Seminar on Curriculum Design and Development organized at CMRIMS. 5TH and 6TH August 2010. CMRIMS,Bangaluru
  • Inter Collegiate Seminar on Beggary in India: Causes and Measures from Social Work. 26 Nov 2010. Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  • SPANDANA. 27th , 28th and 29th Jan 2011. School of Social Work,Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore
  • SAMBRAMA – 2011 Relevance of Human Rights in Social Work. 10th & 11th March 2011. SDM College, Ujire
  • National Seminar on Praxis Burgeoning Paradigm in Social Work. 16th Sep 2011. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • Workshop on ‘Child Protection Curriculum in Social Work Education’. 28th Feb 2012. Child Protection Unit, Bangalore
  • Induction Training in HIV/AIDS supervision. 22nd December to 30th December. School of Social Work Roshani Nilaya,Mangalore.
  • National Seminar on Statistical Methods and Data Analysis. 26th & 27th September 2014. 19-23December 2016. Mysore University, Mysuru
  • Three days workshop on Stress Management. 8-10 February 2017. Mysore University, Mysuru
  • Attended National Seminar on Inclusive Health Care and Wellbeing.A Challenge..26-27 September 2017.St.Aloysius College(Autonomous).Mangalore
  • Attended Workshop on orientation to Family Therapy for Social Work Trainees and Counsellors 6-7 October at NIMHANS
  • Workshop on ‘Child Sexual Abuse” organised by P G Dept of Social Work,SDM,Ujire.20 November 2017
  • Workshop On “Community Mental Health”organized by P G Dept of Social Work, SDM,Ujire.13-11-2017
  • Attended National Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility”.Trends,opportunities and challenges.March 8th 2018
  • Samprathi 2018 “Ensuring child rights in India:. A Challenge . National level conference. St Aloysius college, Mangalore 26,September 2018
  • Faculty Development program on life skills. SDM,IT,Ujire. 26 to 28 September 2018
  • International Conference on “Diversity Management:Views from India and Europe. Organized by CIRHS,Department of MSW and JMC SDM PG Centre,Ujire. 26-27 October,2018
  • National Study Conference on Nurturing Environment for the Children. Madras Christian College (autonomous) Chennai. 6th-8th September 2018
  • National Conference on “Active Aging: Paradigms for Post Modern Era”. Gerontology, Department of Social Work, Central University of Kerala,Kasargod. 6th and 7th ,December,2018
  • Coordinated and participated two days National and Cultural Fest. Jhenkar 2018. SDM, PG Center, Ujire.30-31 January 2018
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on revisiting Mahathma Gandhi’s Thoughts in the Post –Independent India. Organised by Kukke Shree Subramanyeshwara College.Subramanya. 12 February 2019
  • National Conference on Sambandha,Sampreethi,Sangharsha:A Dynamic of Human Relations. Department of Graduate Studies and Research in Psychology,SDM Ujire. 25th and 26th February,2019
  • One day workshop- Voyage-2018. Department of P.G.Studies in Social Work. 29 November 2018
  • Attended sensitization programme on Promoting Effective Implementation of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act,2007 in Karnataka. Organized by National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS),Karnataka State Legal Service Authority(KSLSA) &Karnataka State Resource Centre for Senior Citizens at Netravati Auditorium,Zilla Panchayat. 9th March 2019
  • Attended Faculty Training Programme FEEL Teacher at SDM PG Center,Ujire on 7 to 9 June 2019
  • Attended two day National Conference On Sambhrama-on the Theme“Civic Consciousness – The obligation for an appease life”. Department of PG studies in Social Work, SDM college, Ujire. 19th & 20th September, 2019
  • Attended National Conference on “New Education Policy”SDM College Ujire.29th July 2019
  • Attended panel discussion on “Suicide Prevention “.PG Department of Psychology and Research Center, SDM, Ujire.12th March 2019
  • Attended State Level Consultation on Disability Social Work. Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.The consultation was organized in collaboration with cbm. 21.08.2019
  • Attended one day workshop on “How to write proposal to Strides”. SDM College Ujire.19.8.2019
  • Attended Faculty Development programme on “Mentorship”.PG Department of Psychology and Research Center,SDM Ujire.25-11-2019
  • Attended National Level Workshop on “Mindfulness Based Living”. Dept of PG Studies in Social Work, SDM College, Ujire.26-11-2019
  • Attended Two Days National Level Conference on Youth in Distress. Dharawad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS) Dharwad. 25th and 26th October 2019

Any Others

Awards and Achievements

“A study on the opinion of mothers with regard to school counselling services”. This paper is awarded as one of the best papers at First Mysuru International Conference on Medical and Social Sciences.Organised by  Department of Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysuru, India.

Coursework Writing:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Development
  •  Foundations of Youth Development

 Trainings/Workshop conducted:

  • Conducted Life Skill Trainings for the mothers and adolescence children.
  • Conducted Trainings on Social Work Methods for various Non Government Organizations.
  • Training conducted for secondary school children on various topics like life skill education, exam preparation, parenting skills and mental health issues of children.
    • Workshop on need and importance of school counselling services at Primary School level. The target groups were primary school teachers of Belthangadi Taluk for primary school teachers of Belthangadi Taluk at Vimukthi Organization Lila,Belthangadi on 23-3-2018.
    • Ethics of counselling, Personal and professional qualities of school counsellor and need of school counselling services. The target groups were MSW Students at Central University Kasaragod, Kerala on 17-9-18.
    • Ethics of counselling, Personal and professional qualities of school counsellor and need of school counselling services. School Counsellors of Kasaragod District at Central University Kasaragod, Kerala on 24-9-18.
    • Positive mental health for SSLC students in association with Alvas College Mudabidri and  Live, Love and Laugh Foundation, Founded by Deepika Padukone.
    • Need and Importance of Life skills for college students for B.A. Students at KSS College Subramanya on 11-01-2019
    • Workshop on Life Skill Education for 8 to 10 standard boys at Rathna Manasa Hostel Studedents,SDM,Ujire on 13-04-2019
    • Workshop on Research Methodology for First year and Second year BA Students at KSS College Subramanya on 13-10-2019
    • Workshop on Life Skill Education for paraprofessional teachers of Vimukthi Organization,Belthangadi on 31-08-2019 and 27-07-2019.

     Attended as Resource Person 

  • Delivered a talk on “Women and Mental Health” for Self-help group members on 14-11-2017      at Kalmanja Gramapanchayat, Ujire.
  • Delivered a talk on Mental Health for Degree Students on 28-08-2017 at KSS College Subramanya
  • Delivered a talk on School Mental Health for Primary and Secondary school Students
  • On 26-01-2018 at Shree Gurukula aided primary school, Karkala Taluk, Mala
  • Delivered a talk on Significance of Women’s day for General Public on 10 March 2018
  • at Shivalli Brahmin Sabha, Arippadi Matha, Ujire.
  • A talk on Domestic Violence for Self-help group members on 9-3-2018 at The Dakshina Kannada Rural Development Society.JanaNilayaBelthangady.
  • Delivered a talk on women empowerment for 50 women members of Rotary club for Womens’Group on 21-07-2018 at Rotary Installation Program Subramania
  • Attended as resource person for women’s day celebration and spoke about need for Delivered a talk on  women empowerment for Womens’Group on 24-03-2019 at Pragathi Mahilamandala Ujire.
  • Attended as Chief Guest of the awareness programme on “ Life Skills” on 28 November 2019, for Government High School students SDM Ujire. 

Panel Member

Panelist for two days National Level Conference on“Sambandha,Sampreethi,Sangharsha:Tha Dynamics of Human Relationships” and spoke about Facets of Community Relationship. Organized by Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Psychology,SDM P.G.Centre,Ujire,Karnataka On 25  th February 2019.

BOE MEMBER

  • Department of Social Work, St Aloysius college, Mangalore. 
  • Yenepoya Medical College for Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore.

Events/Visits Organized

  • Organized Social Work Camp at Shree Gurukula aided primary school, Karkala Taluk, Mala for Second year MSW students on 24-01-2018 to 29-01-2018.
  • Organized National conference on Fostering Holistic Responses to School Counselling for Stakeholders of the school system such as teachers, students, parents and MSW students from various places on 23 and 24 November 2018.
  • Organized Study Tour to Mumbai and Visited Red-light area, Kamatipura, Institute for Psychological Health and Siemens India Private Limited for Second Year MSW Students, Department of P.G. Studies in Social Work on  February 27 to March 5 2019
  • Organized one day visit to SEON Ashram. The Trust provides care and treatment for the mentally ill and physically challenged for Second year MSW Students (Medical and Psychiatric specialization students) on 11 August 2018
  • Carried out orientation visit to   Vimukthi Organization, Belthangady for third semester elective students on 30 October 2018.

Consultancy Services:

  • Saksham – Tata Institute of Social Sciences The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Counseling program, R -7 ,Coordinating capacity building efforts and trainings for the counselors through counseling     supervision program.
  • Child Fund India, New Delhi-  Worked as a consultant in Child Fund India. Carried out Capacity Mapping of following six partner NGOs of Child Fund India, New Delhi.

List of the NGOs:

  • Kiriya Pushpa Family Helper Project,Mysuru,
  • Vimochana CDP-Gangavathi,Myrada
  • Child Fund India Project,Raichur Area,N.K.Jesuit
  • Educational and Charitable Society Mundgod,Grama
  • Vikas,Kolar,Amala’s Kutumba Abivrudhi Yojana,Tumkur,
  • This Capacity Mapping was done for five core  dimensions of NGO functioning namely organizational Structure, External Relations, Finance and Human Resources for their Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact and Sustainability. This assignment was carried out both in the  organization and in the project area.

Children’s Home Foundational Research Study. (HHWS,INDIA)

  • Worked as a research associate for the study on the Socio-economic assessment of the beneficiaries of Sunshine Home, The study focused on the assessment of socio economic status of the children who are placed under the care and protection of Sunshine home, Bengaluru.

Online Certificate Course

  • Online certificate course titled “Promotion of Health and Wellness for Senior Citizens” Conducted by National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in collaboration with Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) & Karnataka State Resource Centre for Senior Citizens. August – October 2019
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