Faculty

Rajeev S. P.

MSW

Rajagiri School of Social Work

rajeev@rajagiri.edu

Rajeev SP is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala, India. He is a Post graduate in Social Work and Human Resource Management. He has more than ten years of experience in professional Social Work, academics and administration. His research interest areas are closely linked to his practice areas like; Group Work, Family resilience, empowerment, Human Rights, Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health Practice. He was also a visiting scholar to James Cook University, Australia. He was also associated with De Paul University, Chicago and James Cook University, Australia for collaborative academic practices and cross cultural programs in Social Work. He is a consultant in development projects and employee engagement programmes. He is also a trainer in the areas of Building Confidence, emotional wellbeing, Self esteem and personality development, family empowerment and organisation building. He is a member of International professional associations like, IASSW and APASWE.  

 

Educational Qualification

  • PhD Scholar – Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)- Kerala University
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)- Kerala University
  • UGC NET exam- 2004academics and administration.

Work experience (Teaching / Industry / Research)

  1. Head of De Paul School of Social Work, DiST, Angamaly -2009- 2015
  2. Learning and Development Officer, E &Y, Technopark, Trivandrum- 2007 -2009
  3. Training/ Event Manager, MGP, Government of Kerala - 2005 – 2007
  4. Social Worker and Project Manager, Carmel Special Care International- 2004-2005
  5. Project Team Coordinator, SB College, Changanassery- 2003-2004

Research projects / Consultancy / Training / MDP Conducted

  • Chief consultant to the ‘Model Anganwadi Project’ (ICDS) in Parakkadavu Block Panchayat in the district of Ernakulam
  • Chief consultant to the Counselling at Police station project as part of clean campus – safe campus- implemented at Nedumbassery Police station
  • Chief consultant to the International Centre for Wellbeing (Project) in Angamaly
  • Training on ‘Parenting and self esteem of children’, MAPS School Trissur District
  • ‘Communicating effectively’- Training for staff members from the department of education in Trussure and Palakkad districts
  • Personality development and career guidance program trainings at St. Patrick’s ICSE School
  • ‘Wellbeing and productivity of employees’, TELK, Angamaly
  • Counselling approaches in dealing with students and their problems –EWS, Ernakulam
  • Employee engagement and participation of employees – TELK, Angamaly
  • Managing employee stress and coping – Technopark, Trivandrum
  • Three days TOT on Life Skills – NRHM Wayanadu
  • Group discussion conducted at TELK, Angamaly as part of Employee selection
  • Three days training for School Teachers on ‘Life skills education’, Angamaly
  • ‘Facing exams with confidence’ one day training for +2 and +1 students at Higher Secondary School, Nedumbassery, Higher secondary School Parakkadavu, St. Joseph’s School Angamaly
  • International Collaborative Projects
  • Started a Mental health wellbeing centre in collaboration with CentaCare, North Queensland, Australia in 2012- Ernakulam
  • International Cross cultural perspectives in Social Work – completed in collaboration with JCU, Australia
  • Started a collaborative research on Suicide in Kerala with International academicians in Australia

Publication (Book / Article / Case) /National Journal

  • S. P., Rajeev and Thampi, Kiran,(2016). Twenty20 Vision of CSR in Kizhakkambalam. International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies. Volume 5 Issue 1
  • Building Family Resilience- A Social Work Approach- International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice- Vol.2. No.6 Dec, 2014, pp. 87-92 [ISSN: 2332-6840 (Online) 2332-6832 (Print)]
  • Contemporary Mental health Practices in Kerala, Sage Publications (ISBN 978-81-321-1739-1)
  • Community mental health in Kerala: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice, Allied Publishers (ISBN: 978-81-8424-958-3)
  • Emotional Resilience among adolescents- ‘Papers on Strengths based Practice’- Allied Publishers, ISBN:978-81-8424-810-4
  • Emotional Intelligence of the HR Department: A path to Manage Men Tactfully-ISBN No: 978-93-81441-26-8
  • Co-Authored – Working towards Eco-social Justice: Reflections on An Interpersonal, Cross-Institutional Social Work Collaboration. Asian Journal of Research in Social Science & Humanities, Volume 2 Issue 6 (June, 2012), ISSN 2249-7315
  • Rajeev, S.P., and Francis, Abraham (2014) Community mental health practices in Kerala: challenges and opportunities for social work practice. In: Abstracts from the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: promoting social and economic equality (Session 3K), p. 80.- Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014: promoting social and economic equality, 9-12 July 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
 
Invited Speaker/ Resource person / Moderator
 
  • Resource person to the International student learning programme by DePaul University Chicago
  • Resource Person to National Conference on ‘Welfare of persons with Disability’ organised by VSS, Angamaly, 2011
  • Moderated a session in a UC sponsored National seminar at Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady
  • Resource person for one day training programme on ‘Developing self and social relations’ at Nirmala College Muvattupuzha
  • One day induction programme conducted at St. Thomas College, Trissur
  • Social work associations in the contemporary society at Mar Elias College, Kottappady
  • Session on ‘Self esteem and confidence building’ in DISA, career guidance programme conducted by Malayala Manorama 

Books Edited / Co-edited

  • Eco-Social Justice: Issues, Challenges and Ways Forward (Voices from De Novo'11)- Publisher: Books for Change- ISBN 9788182911185
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Cross-cultural Perspectives- Publisher: Allied Publishers- ISBN: 978-81-8424-958-3
  • Social Work perspectives in Mental health- Publisher: DCRD- ISBN: 978-81-929671-1-0

Seminar / Workshop / Refresher course / Training attended

National/ International
 
  •  No.6 Dec, 2014, pp. 87-92 [ISSN: 2332-6840 (Online) 2332-6832 (Print)]
  • Contemporary Mental health Practices in Kerala, Sage Publications (ISBN 978-81-321-1739-1)
  • Community mental health in Kerala: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice, Allied Publishers (ISBN: 978-81-8424-958-3)
  • Emotional Resilience among adolescents- ‘Papers on Strengths based Practice’- Allied Publishers, ISBN:978-81-8424-810-4
  • Emotional Intelligence of the HR Department: A path to Manage Men Tactfully-ISBN No: 978-93-81441-26-8
  • Co-Authored – Working towards Eco-social Justice: Reflections on An Interpersonal, Cross-Institutional Social Work Collaboration. Asian Journal of Research in Social Science & Humanities, Volume 2 Issue 6 (June, 2012), ISSN 229-7315
  • Rajeev, S.P., and Francis, Abraham (2014) Community mental health practices in Kerala: challenges and opportunities for social work practice. In: Abstracts from the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: promoting social and economic equality (Session 3K), p. 80.- Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014: promoting social and economic equality, 9-12 July 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Papers Presented

In international conferences
 
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Community mental health practices in Kerala: challenges and opportunities for social work practice’ in World Social Work Conference, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Building Family Resilience- A Social Work Approach- International Conference at Hyderabad, 2014
  • Community mental health in Kerala: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Practice- International Conference on Social Work Practice in Mental health, Cochin, 2014
  • Presented a Paper titled ‘ Cultural diversity and inclusive development practices in India’ in International cultural Conference, 2012, in Townsville, Australia
  • Presented a paper in International conference on Eco-Social justice Issues, Challenges and ways forward, 2011. 
  • Presented a paper titled ‘International Social Work: A collaborative model’ in International Conference on International social work – 2013
 
In national conferences/ seminars
 
  • Emotional Intelligence and Social Behaviour of students’ at UGC sponsored Seminar at NSS College ‘Not a one size fit for all approach’ in Community Intervention: in UGC sponsored National Seminar at Loyola College
  • ‘Positive Psychology and Social Work approaches’: in National Conference on Positive Psychology in LISSAH College, Calicut
  • ‘Food Security and environment resilience’: in National Conference, De Novo ’12, at DiST
Conferences / Seminars Organised
 
International
  • International conference on ‘Eco-Social Justice’ (De Novo’11) in 2011
  • International conference on ‘International Social Work’ (De Novo’ 13) in 2013
  • International conference on ‘Social Work practice in Mental Health’ in 2014
  • Organised Ten days Workshop on ‘Writing and Publishing’ for Academicians and Research Scholars
 
National
  • Conference on ‘Environment protection and sustainable development’ in 2010
  • National conference on ‘Feeding the world and eco-resilience in 2012
  • National conference on ‘Mental Health’ in 2012, sponsored by NUPEA
  • Five days workshop on ‘Child mental health and Psychotherapy’ in 2012
  • ive days workshop on ‘emotional wellbeing and therapeutic approaches’- 2014
International Exposure
 
  • Visited James Cook University as a visiting Scholar in 2012
  • Completed an International project on cross cultural learning in Social Work
  • International student placements in different organisations in Australia
  • International Project and centre in collaboration with Centacare, North Queensland, Australia
  • Supervision of International social work students in filed placements in India
  • Attended and presented in Joint World conference at Melbourne in 2014

Professional membership / certification

  •  Membership in International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
  •  Membership in Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE)

Areas of Interest (Teaching / Research)

  • Group work practice with adolescent and youth.
  • Competency based Practice in Mental health care
  • Family Resilience and community engagement
  • Self esteem and personality development
  • Communication and organisation building
  • Building resilience and confidence
  • Social Service Marketing and CSR