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Psychology Internship in Cochin, Kerala

Internship and Volunteering Possible
In Cochin, we provide internships and volunteering with Dr. Singh, a psychiatrist and a specialist in drug rehabilitation. You accompany Dr. Singh on his work with patients in various hospitals, and also carry out your own projects that he had started as part of his own, now discontinued for reasons of age, or do clinical research under his guidance. Read more about this in the tab "More Info" in a detailed report by Catherine to get a better idea .

Project Details

Dr. Singh who is around 71 years old, is a psychiatrist and specialist for drug rehabilitation. On different days every week, he works at different hospitals in Cochin, including KIMS Hospital, Sudheendra Medical Mission and Gautham Hospital. He has given up his own private clinic in 2012 for age reasons.
Dr. Singh specializes in general psychiatry, persons with suicide attempts, alcohol and drug addiction, and adolescent mental health. Dr. Singh was a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) in California in 1998. He has published many texts about the topic of addiction and developed a 4-step-rehabilitation program that he wrote a book about.
Interns can join him at the hospitals where there are also group therapies for addicts. Additionally, Dr. Singh wants to put interns in contact with former patients and give them insights into their medical records. The interns can then visit the former patients at their homes to see their current situation. Some of the former patients might require further therapy, but don't attend any counseling sessions for various reasons. Often, patients only seek treatment in particular circumstances such as the loss of a job or a divorce due to their addiction. In consultation with Dr. Singh, the further proceeding about these cases will be decided upon.
In the year 2000, Dr. Singh carried out a research project, asking 10,000 youth from 16 schools of Cochin to fill a survey. They were asked whether they had ever been sexually, physically or mentally abused and whether this has happened at home, at school or in public. This research was done as a double-blind study, without previous announcement and without the presence of a teacher. One student of each class was trained how to conduct the survey with his classmates. Training the student took 30 minutes, and 10 minutes were given the students to fill the survey. Dr. Singh wants to repeat this research and compare the results with the results of the first research. Therefore, the students have to be trained, the whole project needs to be organized, and the surveys need to be evaluated. This should happen in 2014 with the help of foreign interns/volunteers.
In Kerala, English is widely spoken, which makes communication with patients easier.
Info Box
Location: Cochin, Kerala (India)
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 1 Month
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Malayalam
Shared Accommodation
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Psychiatrist
Minimum Qualification Of Intern:
Relevant studies or experience
Further Contribution To Project: None
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification For Volunteer: Relevant skills
Further Contribution To Project: None
Professional Conduct, Do you have the "right" attitude?

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