Asst. Prof. Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Santosh is a renowned Clinical Psychologist in the field of Disability Rehabilitation for the last two decades. He has completed his Master’s degree from Patna University, Patna, and M.Phil in Medical and Social Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi in 2001. He has earned a Ph.D. Degree from Patna University. Soon After completion of his M.Phil, he served at Thakur Hari Prasad Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for the Persons with Mentally Handicapped, Lalacheruvu, Rajahmundry (AP) from 2001 to 2004. Then He was at the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped – Regional Center, New Delhi as a Lecturer of Rehabilitation Psychology from 2004 to 2008. After that, he was at Maulana Azad Medical College and associated with Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology from 2008 to 2011. He was an officer in charge of the Composite Regional Center for Persons with Disabilities, Patna, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology from 2012 to 2019. Presently he has a freelance practice in the field of clinical psychology in Patna, Bihar.
He has presented many research papers at national and international conferences. Conducted many workshops and national seminars on different issues of disabilities. He has many publications in national and international journals. He has conducted more than 30 teleconferences in a country-wide classroom teaching program from the Rehabilitation Council of India. He is a life member of three rehabilitation professional bodies, namely: the Rehabilitation council of India, the Indian Association of Clinical Psychology, and the International Association of Holistic Psychology.
His previous employer i.e. Thakur Hari Prasad Institute of Research & Rehabilitation, Rajahmundry, A.P. considered him and awarded him “Best Professional in the Application of Scientific Temperament in developing academic programs”. During his studentship, he has been awarded twice “Certificate of Merit” from the Personality Development Society, Department of Psychology, Patna University. He was one of the examiners from the Bihar region in the standardization process of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th Edition (WAIS-IV) conducted by Pearson Talent Assessment, Bangalore. He is the recipient of many awards/ recognitions. He Received Manav Seva Prerna Award for the year 2009-10. Received Reeta Peshawaria Menon Fellowship Award for the year 2015-16, Received Professional Excellence Award from the joint collaboration of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi, and Indian Institute of Health Education and Research (IIHER), Patna. Received Ashoka Award in Social commitment category from Govt. of Bihar.
He made significant contribution towards the development of new unit/ specialty/ laboratory/ facility/programs/ therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
His area of interest is Psychometric testing and Psychotherapies for the population with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/ Neurological and psychiatric conditions.