Faculty

Dr. Sr. Lizy P.J.

Ph.D (Social Work)

Rajagiri School of Social Work

lizypj@rajagiri.edu

Profile

Post graduate in Social Work with specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and M. Phil in Social Work from Delhi University. Secured Ph. D in Social Work on the topic: A Study of Adoptive Families in Kerala” from Mahatma Gandhi University in the year 2011. Has undertaken two UGC Minor Research Projects: (i) “Adoptive Families in Kerala” and (ii) “Relevance of Non Formal Preschool Education Imparted through ICDS Projects with special reference to Ernakulam District”. Engaged in teaching in the Department of Social Work since 1999 and has 2 years’ of field experience as social worker in child sponsorship project. Areas of interest include: Medical & Psychiatric Social Work, Mental Health, Geriatric Social Work, Social Group Work & Group Dynamics, Child Adoption and Community Health.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D (Social Work), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • M. Phil (Social Work), Delhi University
  • MSW (Medical & Psychiatric Social Work), M.G University, Kottayam

Academic Positions

  • Chairperson, PG Board of Studies (Social Work), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • Chairperson, Board of Studies (Social Work), Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery.
  • Member, Board of Studies (Social Work), Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady.
  • Member, Board of Studies (Social Work), University of Calicut, Calicut.
  • Member, Board of Studies (Social Work), St. Albert's Autonomous College, Cochin.
  • Chairman, MSW Board of Examiners, M G University, Kottayam
  • Chairman and Question papers setters for BSW and MSW, Calicut University

Work experience (Teaching / Industry / Research)

Teaching - Engaged in teaching in the Department of Social Work since 1999 onwards till date Field - 2 years field experience as social worker in the Sponsorship Project

Research projects / Consultancy / Training / MDP Conducted

Completed two UGC Minor Research Projects:

  • “Relevance of Non Formal Preschool Education Imparted through ICDS Projects with special reference to Ernakulam District” (2010 – 2011).
  • "Adoptive Families in Kerala” (2004-2006).

Publication (Book / Article / Case) /National Journal

National Journals

  • “Psychological Problems of the Parents of Children with Hearing Impairment” in the Proceedings of DYUTI 2015, the International Symposium on Evidence in Global Mental Health organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, The University of York from 7th to 9th January 2015.
  • “Health Scenario of Rural Elderly in Kerala” in the Conference Proceedings of DYUTI, the International Conference on Public Health and Social Work held from 3rd to 5th January 2013 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • “Adoptive Family Environment in Kerala” in the Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Vol.4, No: 2 December, 2012.
  • “Adoptive Family Environment: an Empirical Analysis” in the Conference Proceedings of DYUTI, the National Conference on Family Competence for Social Development: Emerging Paradigms in Social Work Practice held from 12th to 14th January 2012 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  •  “Family Dynamics of People Living with HIV/AIDS” in The Indian Journal of Social Work, 72 (1), 137 – 148, January, 2011, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  • “People’s Participation in Development” in the Journal of Development and Social Change, Vol.6, No. 3 & 4, April – June and July - August, 2009.
  • “Psycho-social problems of HIV positive women in Kerala” in the Journal of Development and Social Change, Vol.5, No. 1 & 2, Oct-Dec, 2007 and Jan-March, 2008.
  • “Attitude of Children Towards Self: A Study of Children in a Children's Home” in the Perspectives in Social Work, Vol. XXII, No. 1, April, 2007, Nirmala Nikethan, Mumbai.

International Journals

  • “Children of Alcohol –affected families” in the New Frontiers in Education, International Journal of Education, Vol. 41, No. 2, April-June, 2008.
  • “A Study on Social Support for Mentally Challenged Children of Special Schools" in the New Frontiers in Education, International Journal of Education, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, April-June, 2007.

Book Reviews

  • Rameshwari Pandya, ed., 2011, New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company, Spectrum of Lifelong Education, ISBN 13: 978 – 81 – 8069 – 744 - 9, Hard Cover, pages: xxvi+310 in the Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Vol. 3, Nos.1&2, December, 2011.
  • H.Y. Siddiqui, Group Work: Theories and Practices, Jaipur, Rawat Publications, 2008, ISBN 81-316-0171-4, Hard Cover, pp. 220+xvi in the Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Vol. 4, No.1, June, 2008.

Paper Presentations

National

  • 1. Paper titled “Psychological Problems of the Parents of Children with Hearing Impairment” in the DYUTI’15, the International Symposium on Evidence in Global Mental Health organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, The University of York from 7th to 9th January 2015(ed) by Dr. M. K.Joseph and Sr. Sunirose, Bonfring Intellectual Integrity, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Paper on “Integration of Adopted Child in Families in the Researchers’ workshop on Child Governance on 8 -9 February, 2012 at KILA organized by Child Resource Centre – KILA in association with UNICEF.
  • Paper on “Adoptive Family Environment: an Empirical Analysis’ in DYUTI, the National Conference on Family Competence for Social Development: Emerging Paradigms in Social Work Practice held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala from 12 – 14 January 2012.
  • Paper on “Psychiatric Social Work in the care of PLWHA” in the Workshop on Psychiatric Social Work, Theory & Practice held at Rajagiri College of social sciences, Kalamassery from 26th to 27th December 2008.

International

  • Paper titled “Problems of Rural Elderly Women in Kerala and the Need for Social Work Intervention” in the 5th Summer University Programme in Social Work - 'Vulnerability, Empowerment and Social Work', organised by the School of Social Work & Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lausanne, Western Switzerland from June 30th to 11th July 2014.
  • Paper on “Health Scenario of Rural Elderly Women in Kerala” in DYUTI 2013, an ICMR – NRHM sponsored International Conference on Global Pulic Health and Social Work during 3 – 5 January 2013 organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala.
  • Paper on “Relevance of Non – formal Pre-school education imparted through Anganwadi Centre of ICDS Projects with special emphasis on Ernakulam District’ in DYUTI, International Conference on Social Work and Environmental Justice held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala from 06 - 09 January 2011.

International Exposure

  • Attended International Faculty Exchange Programme from 1st to 31st March 2010 at Katho University, Belgium.
  • International Faculty Exchange Programme and was a Resource person in the 5th Summer University Programme in Social Work - 'Vulnerability, Empowerment and Social Work', organised by the School of Social Work & Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lausanne, Western Switzerland from June 30th to 11th July 2014.
  • Invited Faculty Visit to Maryland University, Baltimore, USA from 16th to 30th May 2015 and had academic discussions on Student - Faculty exchange programmes.
  • Invited Faculty Visit to Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, USA from 1st to 7th June 2015 and had academic discussions on Student - Faculty exchange programmes.
  • Visited A & M University, Texas, USA during June 2015 and had academic discussions on Student – Faculty exchange programmes.
  • Attended International Faculty Exchange Programme from 1st to 31st March 2010 at Katho University, Belgium.
  • Resource person in the 5th Summer University Programme in Social Work - 'Vulnerability, Empowerment and Social Work', organised by the School of Social Work & Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lausanne, Western Switzerland from June 30th to 11th July 2014.
  • International Faculty Exchange Programme from 1st to 31st March 2010 at Katho University, Belgium.
  • Resource person in the 5th Summer University Programme in Social Work - 'Vulnerability, Empowerment and Social Work', organised by the School of Social Work & Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lausanne, Western Switzerland from June 30th to 11th July 2014.

Seminar / Workshop / Refresher course / Training attended

National/ International

  • Participated in the ‘XXII Triennial Convention of The Xavier Board of Higher Education in India’, held at Sahrudaya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kodakara, from 4th to 6th May 2016.
  • Participated in the seminar on Leading Desirable changes in Higher Education for Higher educational Leaders organized by the Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum (CEDBEC), Christ University, Bangalore held on 10 – 12 March 2015.
  • Seminar on Preparation for Autonomy organized by the Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum(CEDBEC), Christ University, Bangalore held on 12 – 14 March 2014.
  • ‘National Conference on Inspiring Higher Education Institutions for Nation Building: Opportunities and Challenges’ for the member institutions of AIACHE’, held on 1st, 2nd & 3rd May 2013 at Christ University, Bangalore.
  • ‘XXI Triennial Convention of The Xavier Board of Higher Education in India’, held at St. Philomina’s College (Autonomous), Mysore, from 27th to 30th April 2013.
  • Annual Higher Education Conference on: ‘The Governance of Higher Education: Issues of Quality, Excellence and Equity’, held on 23rd & 24th April 2013, at Ashirbhavan, Ernakulam.
  • Staff Development Programme: Moodle & Exam Office Overview Training organized by Christ University, Bangalore held on 21 – 23 March 2013.
  • Participated in the seminar on Preparation for Autonomy organized by the Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum(CEDBEC), Christ University, Bangalore held on 12 – 14 March 2014.
  • Participated in the ‘National Conference on Inspiring Higher Education Institutions for Nation Building: Opportunities and Challenges’ for the member institutions of AIACHE’, held on 1st, 2nd & 3rd May 2013 at Christ University, Bangalore.
  • Participated in the ‘XXI Triennial Convention of The Xavier Board of Higher Education in India’, held at St. Philomina’s College (Autonomous), Mysore, from 27th to 30th April 2013.
  • Participated in the Annual Higher Education Conference on: ‘The Governance of Higher Education: Issues of Quality, Excellence and Equity’, held on 23rd & 24th April 2013, at Ashirbhavan, Ernakulam.
  • Participated in the Staff Development Programme: Moodle & Exam Office Overview Training organized by Christ University, Bangalore held on 21 – 23 March 2013.
  • UGC Sponsored ‘National Seminar on Ageing & Societ: A Multidisciplinary Approach’ at St. Tresa’s College, Ernakulam on 4th and 5th October 2012.
  • Two day Training Programme on ‘Information Delivery for Academic and Research Institutions (IDSARI 1.0)’ organized by ICFOSS, Technopark, Trivandrum and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery from 24th September to 25th September 2012.
  • Southern Regional Social Work Educators’ Consultation Meet held at Rajagiri College of social sciences, Kalamassery & Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on 13th & 14th January 2012. UGC Sponsored refresher course in ‘Women Studies’ held from 09th November to 29th November 2011 at UGC Academic Staff College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • ‘National Seminar on Praxis Burgeoning Paradigm in Social Work’ held at Amrita Social Workers Annual Seminar – ASWAS 2011, Department of Medical Social Work at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 16th September 2011.

Professional membership / certification

  • Life Member in Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW)
  • Life Member in National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI)
  • Life Member of ICSW - International Organisation of Social Workers
  • Life Member of Red Cross India, Cochin Chapter
  • Life Member of Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK).

Areas of Interest (Teaching / Research)

Teaching

  • Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
  • Mental Health
  • Geriatric Social Work
  • Social Group Work & Group Dynamics
  • Community Health

Research

  • Child Adoption
  • Children’s issues
  • AIDS and rehabilitation
  • Non Formal Preschool Education