Day 2 :
Professor, Sri Sathya Sai College, India
Santa Misra is a present reader and Head of Department of Psychology at Sri Sathya Sai College for Women, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India. She has done her PhD in Utkal University Vanivihar, India. In her 33 years of career she made PhD guidance for more than 10 members. She also considered as a PhD evaluator for 3 years. She has published 22 national and 29 international journals.
This paper is an extension of a doctoral research work where it is found that administrative personnel and bureaucrats are having more occupational stress than other working conditions for women. Stress is recognized as one of the most harmful factors for pregnant women. Thus, this study is an attempt to describe the differential relationship between the maternal stress with the circadian rhythmic effects (the activity and arousal level) of the fetus, by choosing 50 pregnant women (25 stressful Ss and 25 non-stressful Ss) out of 350 total subjects who were previously tasted for their occupational stress. All the 50 women in their gestation age of 32-40 weeks were observed for four shifts in a day (morning, noon, evening and night) for two consecutive days. The Maternal Heart Rate (MHR), Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) and the locomotors activity of the fetus
were recorded with proper care of the doctors in specially prepared medical conditions. It is found that there is a significant relationship between MHR and FHR with regard to their activity and arousal cycle. When the mother is in stress, there is a change in the locomotors activities of the fetus. The study implicates the analysis of human time structure from the pregnancy which can be predicted, controlled and modified in their future life schedules.
Professor, Universidade Lusofona de Lisboa, Portuguese
Time : 11:05 - 11: 45
Professor Nora Cavaco has two BSc’s degrees, one in Childhood Education and a second one in Educational Psychology and Rehabilitation. Professor Cavaco has also a Master in Educational Practices and in Educational Psychology in the Specialty of Special Educational Needs. All of these four degrees were awarded
by the University of Algarve. Moreover, Prof. Nora Cavaco holds a post-graduation degree in Neuropsychology and Dementias by the University of Barcelona and a Second post-graduation degree in Neuroscience Applied to Education by FASP University, Faculty of Social Services in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Also, Professor Nora Cavaco received her PhD degree in Childhood and Family Education, Psychopedagogical Intervention and Development attributed by the University of Málaga. Currently, she is a member of SICA International Research Group at University of Huelva. Additionally, Prof Cavaco is also a post-doc student at the Faculty of Psychiatry in USP University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Furthermore, since 2006 Prof Nora has been University Professor in the field of Special Education. Her research
focus is autism, health and psychology. In addition to these, she has also been Director of the Degree in Psychology and Director of two Master’s degrees: one of them in Special Education: cognitive and motor domains; and of another MSc’s in Educational Psychology. Prof Cavaco has several publications with great scientific relevance in her areas of study. She has also travelled throughout the country teaching Special Education. Also, she is a member of the scientific committees of the international magazine Cesuca in Rio Grande do Sul and of GREI Interdisciplinary Studies Group, where she also writes about numerous subjects related to
psychological health, special and regular education. All in all, she is a national and international congresswoman and researcher.
The person with the disorder of autism spectrum presents from very early with specific and persistent features in communication and reciprocal social interaction, with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests and activities which greatly limits and compromises their daily life. Neuropsychological research brought us an enriching insight into child development and brain dysfunctions which allows us to understand and evaluate for a more adjusted and conscious action to the autistic person, a neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation perspective, enabling us to chart new paths to a greater understanding of functionality and executive functions in autism.
Audiologist and as a Speech Language Pathologist at SVNIRTAR, Olatpur, Odisha, India
Jayasankar Panda is presently working as an Audiologist and as a Speech Language Pathologist at SVNIRTAR, Olatpur, Odisha. He works in undertaking several rehabilitation camps all over India.
Aim: This study examined the early interventions for children with an ASD.
Method: Participants were 50 children of NIRTAR with autism assessed using standardized measures during early interventions of six months (T1), 12 months (T2), 18 months (T3) and 24 months (T4). Growth curve modelling examined the extent to which behaviour at T1 and T2 predicted changes in development from T1 to T4.
Results: During T1 period nonverbal IQ and high scores of facial unresponsiveness was predicted. High scores for attentive
behaviour at T2 period were predicted. Lower rates of change in vocabulary production at T3 and lower rates of change in vocabulary comprehension, production and language comprehension at T4 was observed. Children with autism spectrum disorder who received early interventions tend to have better brain function, communication skills and overall social behaviour.
Conclusion: The results are discussed with regard to their implications for early intervention and understanding the complex
factors that affect developmental outcomes.
PhD Scholar, Utkal University, Orissa, India.
Debolina Senapati is presently doing her PhD at Utkal University, Orissa, India. She has teaching experience in Human Resource Management at VISWASS Institute, India.
Effectiveness of training and how it helps in the development of employees’ efficiencies in organisational set up plays a vital role in human resource management programme of the corporate world. With this objective, the study sought to explore the employee’s perception on the current methods of training, by using questionnaire and interview methods in the regional office of National Insurance Company Ltd (NIC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (N=250) and also assess the relationships between training experiences and its effect in developing efficiency of the employees in the workplace, based on domain training, reward training, skill training, induction training, house training, and motivational work force, etc. Analysis of the results revealed a very positive conclusion regarding the training imparted by National Insurance Company Limited, like: The overall satisfaction level of the employees about the training programs seems to be moderate; the training department of the company’s regional office at Bhubaneswar is performing its role up to the mark and; the trainees enjoyed a lot the training programme imparted to them, especially the practical sessions and simulations along with the training staff. The study implicates that there is no other alternative or shortcut to the development of human resources without the training or orientation programme in organisational sectors. Training when used in a planned and purposeful manner can act as an extremely effective management tool as it increases the knowledge, efficiencies and skills of workers, thereby increasing the productivity rate of the organization
as a whole. Thus, the outcome of the study can stand as an exemplary fact for each and every corporate sector of the world.
Professor, Banaras Hindu University, India
Indira Sharma has completed her MBBS, MD in Psychiatry, PhD in Forensic Medicine, Diploma in Yoga and Certificate Yoga “Practices in Daily Living”. She is a Vice President at Indian Association of Social Psychiatry. She was a Professor Head of Department of Psychiatry & Head of the Child Psychiatry at Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. She was an Associate Professor at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Professor
of Psychiatry, BP Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal; President of Indian Psychiatry Society; President at SAARC Psychiatric Federation; President of the Indian Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health; Editor of the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health; Editor of the Indian Journal of Behavioural Sciences. She has 125 publications in national and international journals (including 2 books and 17 chapters).
Introduction of the Topic: Technological advancements in the new millennium have posed a challenge to parenting. The special problems of the same shall be highlighted.“Vignette 1”, of a child with the problem of “Study Refusal” and “Vignette 2” of a child with the problem of “Eating Junk Food & Refusing Healthy Home Food” shall be presented by Prof Indira Sharma.The participants will be divided into Groups A and B. A team leader of each group shall be allotted, Groups A and B shall meet simultaneously, but independently, and discuss on ways to manage the child (vignette) allotted. Group A will discuss vignette 1, while Group B will discuss vignette 2.Time allotted to each group, 10 minutes The group leaders will consolidate the suggestions given by the group members and present the same. Time allotted to each group, 7 minutes; Total
20minutesConcluding remarks: The comments on the 2 vignettes shall be summarized and broad guidelines on parenting presented.
Professor, Ravenshaw University, India
Nibedita Jena is presently working as a State Advisor and as a Director of Youth Policy, in the Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, India. She has completed her PhD in Psychology from KIMS, BBSR Odisha, India.
A well year is a year of life free of diseases. A person might not have identifiable pathology and yet not be healthy. So health is not just the absence of illness. Wellness is a multidimensional holistic approach. It is a dynamic process of developing awareness that health and wellness is interdependent. Holistic health means spiritual, physical and social wellbeing.
The role of wellness in health has received increasing attention since the turn of the century. The study of healthy living and preventive life style is the fundamental key point in clinical psychology. In the past decades, clinical psychology has found their stimulating force from their activities related to psychology and other clinical approaches. The potential growth of clinical psychology lies in the emerging trends and new vision. If we put forth our glances in the history of clinical psychology, in the early seventies, emphasis was given on psychological testing like MMPI and IQ. Subsequently the role of MMPI in clinical psychology testing faded and neuropsychology was taken place. In clinical psychology, micro-analysis of behavior dominates the macroanalysis. Microanalysis means a specific system when analyzed specifically. Psychometric battery plays an
important role in neuropsychology. Another approach is associated with psychobiologic explanation which plays a substantial role in clinical psychology. This clinical psychology provides the missing link between clinical states and biomarkers, as a result clinical pharmacopsychology as an area of clinical psychology emerged with the specific and non-specific treatment ingredients. Another new visionary approach is psychotherapy with biological reductionism which may be the leading force of
clinical psychology in near future and it will reduce human suffering. Another approach is evidence based treatment procedure
which will be a fundamental component of treatment in clinical psychology. Attainment of happiness is the innate desire of
every human being, but our life style, attitude and values have undergone a radical change with rapid modernization and move more and more towards consumerist culture. Everything has to be done in a hurry, fast food, fast track, fast buck and first life to find quick fix solutions for everything under the sky, but in the process we lose the perspective and balance in life.
Psychotherapy reductionism will help mental clinical psychologist to solve the problem of human beings. A new psychological treatments like novel therapeutic modalities predicated on digital technologies, which will be increasingly integrated into the health care system and clinical psychology field. So our today’s call is to reduce human suffering by using new technology and treatment of clinical psychology.