Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Clinical Psychology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil is Associate Professor and Head 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:

    • In-charge of the Administration of Department
    • Clinical Supervisor (M.Phil. Clinical Psychology & M.Sc. Clinical Psychology)
    • Research Guide (M.Phil. Clinical Psychology & M.Sc. Clinical Psychology)
    • Coordinating various training programs and workshops conducted by the department
    • BOS Chairperson of the BSc Psychology, MSc Clinical Psychology and MPhil Clinical Psychology Programs  
    •  Instrumental in syllabus development and starting of the New BSc Psychology program from 2020
    •    Instrumental in revising the MSc Clinical psychology syllabus 2018 Scheme and also in  adapting the syllabus to OBE curriculum in 2021
    • Instrumental in streamlining the functioning of the department, starting new postings (Memory clinic , Epilepsy clinic) School posting ( new schools introduced) Nammabhoomi Posting.
    •  Part of institutional antiragging committee. 

    He is a Member of:

    • The Board of Studies for Psychology of  MAHE
    • The Quality assurance cell of SOAHS

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Psychiatry M.Sc Clinical psychology Sem I
Clinical Training I M.Sc Clinical psychology Sem I
Cognitive neurosciences M.Sc Clinical psychology Sem II
Psycho-diagnostics M.Sc Clinical psychology Sem II
Sports Psychology M.Sc Sports and Exercise psychology
Psychosocial foundations of behaviour Mphil Clinical psychology Ist Year
Biological Basis of Behaviour Mphil Clinical psychology Ist Year
Behavioural Medicine Mphil Clinical psychology IInd Year
Psychotherapy Mphil Clinical psychology IInd Year

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D Psychology University of Kerala 2010
M.Phil Clinical psychology Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2005
MA Applied Psychology Clinical Psychology Kerala University 2002
Bachelor of Arts Psychology Kerala University 2000

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
School of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Teaching , Clinical Work, Research October 2014 till date
School of Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor Teaching , Clinical Work, Research October 2013- October 2014
KMC International Centre Assistant Professor (Course director) Teaching /Mentoring October 2009- October 2013

Mental Toughness and Goal Orientation as Predictors of Performance in Cricket.

2008-01-01 Sports psychology Padickaparambil,S Subodh,R Thomas, I Bijumon,N

Psychespace, 2, 40-46

Masturbatory guilt, religiosity and perceived sexual control in relation to age and religion among young males

2008-01-01 Sexuality Thomas S Padickaparambil,S Nair, B.P

Psychological studies 53,303-308

Masturbatory guilt in young males : The impact of education and residential status

2009-01-01 Sexuality Thomas S Padickaparambil,S Nair BP

Psychespace, 3, 25-32

Sexual desire and satisfaction after resective surgery in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis

2012-01-01 Sexuality Ramesh KN Radhakrishnan A Jiayaspathi A Padickaparambil,S et. al

Epilepsy & Behavior. 25, 374–380

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Clinical psychology, Sports Psychology, Positive Psychology

Area of Expertise

Clinical psychology, Sports Psychology, Positive Psychology

Area of Research

Clinical psychology, Sports Psychology, Positive Psychology, Sexuality research

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliations:

  • Professional Life member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP).
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist under Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
     

Mental Toughness and Goal Orientation as Predictors of Performance in Cricket.

2008 Padickaparambil,S. Subodh,R. Thomas,I. Bijumon,N

Psychespace, 2, 40-46.

Masturbatory guilt, religiosity and perceived sexual control in relation to age and religion among young males.

2008 Thomas,S .Padickaparambil,S Nair, B.P.

Psychological studies 53,303-308

Masturbatory guilt in young males : The impact of education and residential status.

2009 Thomas,S Padickaparambil,S Nair, B.P.

Psychespace, 3, 25-32.

Sexual desire and satisfaction after resective surgery in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis.

2012 Ramesha,K.N Radhakrishnan, A Jiayaspathi,A. Padickaparambil,S. et. al

Epilepsy & Behavior. 25, 374–380

Effectiveness of a multifactorial context-enhancing functional therapy to promote functional arm use and recovery of stroke survivors: study protocol for a clinical trial.

2019 Rajagopalan V Natarajan M Gorthi SP et al

BMJ Open 2019;9:e023963. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023963

Psychological evaluation of adult burn survivors: a pilot study.

2019. Kurian S Padickaparambil S Thomas J Sreekumar NC James AR

International Surgery Journal; 6:4428-34

Cross-disciplinary appraisal of knowledge and beliefs regarding the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in India: A cross-sectional survey.

2020 Jain A Tiwari S Padickaparambil S

Indian Journal Psychological Medicine. 42:219-24.

An exploratory study on the relationship between personal growth, marital adjustment, stress and coping in couples with infertility

2011-01-01 Japneet Ahluwalia Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil

This study examined whether couples who struggle with infertility report personal growth, and if their parenthood motivation, self-efficacy, marital adjustment, perceived stress and coping strategies are associated with it. The findings indicate that personal growth was positively correlated with socio-economic status, education, the duration of marriage, infertility, treatment; marital adjustment; self-efficacy; meaning based coping and negatively correlated with perceived stress; active avoidance, active confronting and passive avoidance coping.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE , QUALITY OF LIFE AND PERSONALITY IN PATIENTS WITH JUVENILE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY

Akshitha Hariharan Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil

Neuropsychological status in subjects with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

Cross-disciplinary appraisal of knowledge and beliefs regarding the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in India: A cross-sectional survey.

2020 Jain A Tiwari S Padickaparambil S

Cross-disciplinary appraisal of knowledge and beliefs regarding the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in India: A cross-sectional survey. Indian Journal Psychological Medicine. 42:219-24

What predicts mental health literacy among school teachers?

2021 Vidya Prabhu Lena Ashok Veena G. Kamath Varalakshmi C. Sekaran Asha Kamath Sebastian Padickaparambil Asha P Hegde Virupaksha Devaramane

What predicts mental health literacy among school teachers? Ghana Medical Journal 55(2): 141-146

PARENTHOOD MOTIVATION, BONDING, STRESS AND PSYCHIATRIC EFFECTS AMONG MOTHERS OF PRE-TERM INFANTS ADMITTED TO NICU- AN EXPLORATORY STUDY- 2017

THE ROLE OF BODY ESTEEM, RESILIENCE AND COGNITIVE COPING IN RELATION TO PERCEPTION OF SEVERITY AND QOL AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH PSORIASIS –2017

BODY IMAGE, COPING, SOCIAL SUPPORT APPRAISAL AND SELFMONITORING AMONG ADULT BURN SURVIVORS- 2018

SEXUAL NARCISSISM AMONG MEN WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS: RELATIONSHIP WITH DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS AND SCHEMAS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY– 2018

ROLE OF CARDIAC SELF-EFFICACY, COPING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS ONE MONTH POST-ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND ANGIOPLASTY- 2019

FEARS, BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS OF PEOPLE UNDERGOING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY- A QUALITATIVE STUDY- 2019

THE ROLE OF HEALTH ANXIETY, INTOLERANCE OF UNCERTAINTY AND PERSONALITY ON CYBERCHONDRIA IN YOUNG ADULTS - 2020

PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN WOMEN WITH UROGENITAL INCONTINENCE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW – 2021

ATTRIBUTIONS, FEARS, AND COPING IN COUPLES WITH PRIMARY INFERTILITY UNDERGOING INFERTILITY TREATMENT: A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATORY STUDY- 2021

    Goal Setting

    2013-01-01

    Industrial Harmony, Journal of National Institute of Personnel Management (Trivandrum Chapter) It gives a description of the importance of goal setting in our lives , the various types of goal setting and once our goals are set how we can motivate ourselves to reach our goals

    Anger Management

    2010-01-01

    Industrial Harmony, Journal of National Institute of Personnel Management (Trivandrum Chapter) The physiological basis of anger and different anger management strategies are discussed here