School Psychology is a specialized branch of psychology to provide services that enhance academic performance, design strategies and programmes to address problems of adjustment, consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioural and academic difficulties, conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs, provide psychological counselling for individuals, groups, and families, and coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school wide crises. It is a field that applies principles of clinical psychology and educational psychology to the diagnosis and treatment of children's and adolescents' behavioural and learning problems. As such, the term also refers to and is meant to include educational psychologists and others who display qualities this document associates with school psychology.
The primary role of school psychologists ranges from consultation to assessment to intervention in several aspects including mental health and well-being. They use a high level of training, as well as collaboration with those in his or her setting, to develop programmes of prevention and intervention so that a level playing ground can be provided to all the students. Hence, it is understood that the school psychologists are the key persons to mould the characters of the children in collaboration with the teachers and parents.
This volume is an outcome of the some of the papers presented during the 3rd International Conference and 6th InSPA International Conference on Successful Mental Health and Well-being held on 13 - 15 October, 2016 at Pondicherry University, Puducherry. The conference was organized with the collaboration of Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) by the Department of Applied Psychology of the Pondicherry University. There are twenty two papers included in this volume. Hope this will help the researchers and professionals to find it useful resources for their research in the particular field of study.
1. Introduction to Successful Mental Health and Well-being
2. Promoting Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being
3. Does Feelings of Insecurity Affect the Academic Achievement of School Students? An Analytical Study
4. Academic Stress in Relation to Adolescent Well-being
5. Mental Health and Well-being of Undergraduate Students Based on Psycho Buddies: An Innovative and Experiential Teaching-Learning Method
6. Spiritual Poverty among Emerging Adults: Lack of Essential Ingredients in Contemporary Education
7. Organizational Commitment of Secondary School Teachers in Relation to their Mental Health
8. Influence of Emotional Intelligence and Personality Traits on the Social and Mental Development of Institutionalized Adolescent Orphans
9. Anxiety and Depression Coping Strategies in Adolescent Students
10. The Paradox of Perfectionism
11. Quality of Work Life and Mental Health among Teachers Working in Corporate Schools
12. Achieving Mental Health through Integrated Yoga Therapy
13. Adjustment Problems among Boys and Girls of Urban School Students
14. Psychological Well-being and Family Environment in Relation to Gender Differences
15. Trait Approach to Emotional Intelligence
16. Psychological Well-being and Emotional Intelligence among Laymen and Professionals
17. Pareidolia and Creativity among College Students
18. Right to Mental Healthcare Under Indian Constitutional Law: Some Reflections
19. A Comparative Study on Mental Health and Aggression between Tribals who Use and don't Use Footwear
20. Self-esteem and Social Support in Relation to Emotional Intelligence among Women College Students
21. The Effectiveness of Breathing Meditation and Bernstein and Borkovec's Progressive Relaxation Training in Reducing Pain and Stress for Young Nursing Professionals
22. A Report of the 6th Annual International Conference of InSPA and 3rd International Conference by the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University
Panch Ramalingam :- He is Reader at the UGC -Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College) of the Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. He has triple Post Graduate degrees (Psychology, Education, and Political Science) to his credit and has M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Educational Counselling Psychology from Annamalai University. His research areas are mainly Teacher education, Mental health, Educational and Counselling Psychology, Career Counselling, School Psychology, and Integral Education. His recent published works are School Psychology: Enhancing Psychological Competencies, Educational Psychology, School Psychology: Counselling Perspectives, Life Skills for Quality Life, European Educational Resources, Effective Teaching Skills,Recent Studies in School Psychology, etc. He is Founder Secretary, Indian School Psychology Association, Editor, Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Psychological Researches, Madras Psychology Society, Chennai.He has published a number of scientific papers and articles in National and International Journals and has contributed chapters to several edited books.
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