Dan Isaac Pothiyil

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Clinical Psychology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dan Isaac Pothiyil is an Assistant Professor – Senior scale in Department of Clinical Psychology – Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. In addition to the teaching responsibilities of M.Phil. & M.Sc. Clinical Psychology,

    He is:

    • Clinical Supervisor (M.Phil. Clinical Psychology & M.Sc. Clinical Psychology)
    • Research Guide (M.Phil. Clinical Psychology & M.Sc. Clinical Psychology)
    • Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004) coordinator for the Department of Clinical Psychology
    • TÜV Rheinland Certified Internal Auditor for Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004)

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Psychodiagnostics M.Phil Clinical Psychology I year
Psychosocial Foundations of Behavior M.Phil Clinical Psychology I year
Behavioral Medicine M.Phil Clinical Psychology II year
Psychotherapy and counselling M.Phil Clinical Psychology II year
Biological Foundations of Behavior M.Phil Clinical Psychology II year
Psychodiagnostics –I (Practical) MSc Clinical Psychology I Semester
Clinical Training-I MSc Clinical Psychology I Semester
Psychodiagnostics- II (Practical) MSc Clinical Psychology II Semester
Clinical Training MSc Clinical Psychology II Semester
Qualitative Research Methodology MSc Clinical Psychology III Semester
Clinical Training MSc Clinical Psychology III Semester
Psychotherapy Process II MSc Clinical Psychology IV Semester
Dissertation, (2015- till date) MSc Clinical Psychology IV Semester
Clinical Training MSc Clinical Psychology IV Semester
Clinical Psychology Allied health courses: BPT, BOT, CVT, B.Sc. RT.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology Research Methodology Department of Biostatistics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2013
M. Phil. Clinical Psychology Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 2012
Master of Science Psychology School of Behavioral Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. 2008

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Allied Health Science, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor Senior Scale Teaching faculty and Clinical supervisor for M.Phil and M.Sc. Clinical Psychology 23rd June 2014 till date

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, School Psychology, Qualitative research in Psychology and Test Construction

Area of Expertise

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Sex therapy, Learning Enhancement Intervention, Suicide prevention intervention, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, School Psychology, Qualitative research in Psychology and Test Construction.

Area of Research

Test construction in the areas of; Stress, Learning Strategy, Learning Style, Procrastination, Perceived consequences, State anxiety, Test anxiety and Suicide vulnerability. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) based stress management intervention, Learning Enhancement Intervention, Intervention for Academic Procrastination, School Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Psychology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliations:

  • Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) registered Clinical Psychologist

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Allied Health Science, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Clinical Psychologist for an ICMR funded project entitled “Development of learning strategy inventory and CBT based stress management intervention”. Worked exclusively on Test construction, Intervention development and Clinical Research. 1st June 2012 to 27th March 2014

Development and validation of academic stress questionnaire (ASQ) for Indian population.

2013-01-01 Dan Isaac Pothiyil Kamath, A. Preethi, P. K.

Stress management professional, 2013

Self-regulation and Set-shifting in Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

2013-01-03 Self-regulation Dan Isaac Pothiyil Johnson Alex

Alcohol Dependence Syndrome (ADS) is a chronic disorder which impairs complex range of executive functions among which self-regulation and set shifting is necessary for change in alcohol dependent individuals. Aim of the study was to determine the significant predictor of alcohol relapse among alcohol severity, set shifting and self-regulation. Cross-sectional descriptive design was used and 46 patients and 37 normal controls were recruited for the study. The findings show that the ADS group performed more poorly than the normal group on the tests of set shifting and self-regulation. Significant inter-correlations were found among self-regulation, set shifting, alcohol severity, and relapse. Alcohol severity was found to be the most significant predictor for relapse among the three variables studied. Individuals with ADS show poor self-regulatory behaviors and impaired set shifting, indicating significant role in alcohol severity and number of relapses. http://www.theglobaljournals.com/ijar/file.php?val=MTIwNg%3D%3D

Efficacy of Educational Program on Anxiety of the patient undergoing Magnetic Resonance Scan.

2016-01-04 Anxiety, Magnetic Resonance Scan Mr. Binil Abraham Mr. Suresh Sukumar Dr. Johnson Alex Mr. Dan Isaac Pothiyil

Anxiety related issues are common for those who are undergoing for MRI scan. This may happen because of the anticipation about the Misaim is to study the efficacy of patient education program to reduce the anxiety of patients undergoing MRI scan. The Study Design is Randomized Controlled Trial. Three groups involved in this study are: (1) Intervention group (2) Placebo group (3) wait-listed group. Sample size: 25 patients in intervention and placebo group and 30 in wait-listed group. Tools used in the study: Anxiety Scale, Pulse Oximeter. Study Procedure: In this phase, data collection was done based on guidelines on randomized controlled trial. Sequence generation was done using a computer based program. Allocation concealment was achieved using Sequentially Numbered, Opaque, and Sealed Envelopes (SNOSE) to avoid deciphering. The participants were blinded regarding the arm to which they were allocated. Informed Consent and sociodemographic data was obtained from the participant Comparison of the pre and post anxiety of patients in intervention and placebo group indicates that there is a significant decrease in anxiety levels of patients in intervention Compared to that of placebo group. Comparison of pre and post pulse of patients in intervention and placebo group indicates that there is no statistically significant change in the pulse readings. Comparison of pre and post oxygen saturation level in patients in intervention and placebo group which indicates that there is no statistically significant change in the oxygen saturation level after intervention group as compared to placebo group.