Dr. Mathew Joseph Kanamala

Designation: Assistant Professor & HOD
Qualification: PhD
Email-ID: mathew.joseph@stjosephscollegemoolamattom.ac.in
Phone: +91-9447306586
Dr. Mathew Joseph Kanamala is a dedicated professional with expertise in social work, focusing on dementia and disabilities. As a coordinator for the counseling course at Mahatma Gandhi University’s Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension, he is committed to imparting knowledge and empowering others. A skilled trainer and motivator, he excels in providing guidance and support to individuals. His proficiency in professional counseling enables him to make a positive impact on the lives of those he serves. With an impressive portfolio of 20 published papers, Dr. Kanamala showcases his passion for research and advancing the field of social work.
MSc Counselling Psychology ,Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong
2005, March.
M,A Gandhian ThoughtMadura Kamaraj University, Madura
2006. March.
PhD in Social Sciences.Title of PhD “A study of the quality of people with dementia in residential care homes of India “.Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,2019, November.
Post doctoral fellow.Srinivas University, Mangalore.Started in 2021(currently doing).
Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction Counseling, Christian Medical Association of India 1995
Post graduate diploma in Dementia studies,  University of Sterling, UK by Common Wealth Scholarship 2014
Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy and Counseling,TRADA & American Counselors Association 1996.
Published a book on 
“Quality of life of person with dementia in the residential care homes of India” by InSc Bangalore 2021, ISBN:978-1-9544-56-7


To disclose or not to Disclose? The benefits and Risks of Person with Dementia; A journey Through Research Literature. Mathew Joseph Kanamala “Indian Journal of Gerontology, ISSN;0971-4189, Approved by UGC-No.20786, Vol.33, No2,2019 p.193.
“Design and technology for enhancement of quality of life of person with dementia; New Care pathways”. Mathew Joseph Kanamala, International Journal of Academic Research and Development, ISSN; 2455-4197, 2018, Vol.3, Issue 6 p.236-240
“Uncovering gifts through rhythmic support: the music therapy with person with dementia” Mathew Joseph Kanamala ,International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research ,ISSN: 2455-2070,Vol.4,Issue 6.p.112-114
Learning to live with dementia – supporting people to live at home with dementia”. Mathew Joseph Kanamala , International Journal of Applied Research, ISSN: 2394-7500Vol.4,Issue 12,2018,p.118-122
“A study on awareness level of parents on child sexual abuse with special reference to Thiruvarppu Panchayath, Kottayam district” Tolly Thomas, Akhil Sadhasivan , Mathew Kanamala, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities www.humanitiesjournals.com Volume 2; Issue 2; 2020; Page No. 13-15
” The Wellness and Personality of Ex-service men with Lifestyle Diseases”, Akhil P. Sivan, Fr Lijo K. Joseph, Dr Mathew Kanamala , Dr.Justin , Joseph ,Manu Kurian, International  Journal of Research in Social Sciences Vol. 10 Issue 09, September 2020 ISSN: 2249-2496
“Quality of life and stress tolerance of ASHA works’’, Manu Kurian, F.Lijo Kochuveettil CMI, Dr. Justine Joseph, Dr. Mathew Joseph Kanamala , &  Jismy Joseph, Josephine researcher Vol 3, St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom March 2020,ISBN 978-93-87709-331 
‘Coping resources of individuals affected with monsoon disasters in Kerala’’, Lijo K Joseph, Justin Joseph, Dr. Mathew Kanamala, Manu Kurian, Ajo George (2020), International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 5; Issue 4; Page No. 22-25, ISSN: 2455-4197.
“A study on anxiety among pregnant women” Sree Lakshmi Sunil, Justin Joseph, Mathew Kanamala , Lijo Joseph , Manu Kurian , Amala Thomas. International Journal of Social Research and Development Online ISSN: 2664-8709; Print ISSN: 2664-8695; Published: 20-12-2020 Volume 2; Issue 2; 2020; Page No. 29-3
“Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Small Scale Farmers Prior to Covid 19 Pandemic.” Dr. Justine Joseph, Manu Kurian, Kiran Augustine, Dr. Mathew Kanamala** and Lijo K. Joseph. International Research Journal of Management Sociology & Humanities ISSN 2277 – 9809 (online) ISSN 2348 – 9359 (Print) Vol 11 Issue 10 [Year 2020] ISSN 2277 – 9809 (0nline) 2348–9359 (Print)
“Desire for social freedom among married woman” Varada Gireesh R, Dr.Justine Joseph, Dr.Mathew Kanamala. Josephine Researcher VL.VI, March 2023, ISBN 978-93-87709-90-4
“Spiritual intelligence and moral valuers among adolescents”.  Aleena Michael, and Dr.Mathew Kanamala,Josephine Researcher, Volume: IV, March 2021,ISBNn978-93-87709-58-4
“Attitudes And Experiences of Undergraduate College Students in India Regarding Online Learning- A Cross- Sectional Study”. CT Sudhir Kumar, Anish KR, Mathew Kanamala.
“Anxiety Depression and Stress among Recovering Alcohol Dependent Individuals in Kerala”. Alan Gigi, Mathew Kanamala , Justine Joseph.
Members 2018-19 Participated in International   Dementia and 22nd National conference of ARDSI,14 to 16    September 2018, at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore.
Participated “Kerala Studies Conference” by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 27 and 28 February 2019 at the University campus.2019-20.
Resource Person in a workshop for teachers of Swami Saswathikananda College, Poothotta on “Effective teaching and Mentoring” on 1.11.2019.
Participater State level faculty orientation programme organized bt Kerala Association    of professional social workers at Chaithanya, Kottayam on 20 July 2019.        
2020-21 Organized 3 workshops for Employers of MRF Kottayam 
2021-22 Organized around 60 seminars using technological platform for different groups
2022-23 Workshop facilitator in the following Schools and organizations for their teachers 
Theme: Personal Effectiveness
-Aravinda Public School, Pallickathodu
-Resource persons of Balasabha, Govt.workshop
-Aravinda school for Students 
-Marriage Encountering programme at —-Christotherapy mission, Kottayam
-Amayannoor School.Kottayam
-Students of Vallakom, Cherthala
-Students of NSS School, Harippadu 
-Two-day workshop for the MSW Students of Carmelgiri on counselling and psychotherapy
-Half day Seminar for Police association
-One day session for the staff of Lisy hospital, Cochin
-3 days workshop for School counsellors of Kasargod District on Effective counselling Techniques
-Psychotherapy training for the MSW students of santhigiri College,Thodupuzha
2023 -24 
Workshop facilitator in the following Schools for their teachers 
Theme: Teacher Effectiveness
*Holy Cross School Thellakom 60 HSS Teachers 
*Chinmaya School, Kottayam 75 Teachers 
*Don Bosco School, Irinjalakuda ,175 Teachers
*Kalady School ,40 Teachers
Own Mphil/ PhD thesis:Nil
Name : Dr. Mathew Joseph Kanamala
Qualification : PhD
Designation : Assistant Professor & HoD