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  1. Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  2. The Second Brain by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  3. Spirituality for Holistic Health and Wellness by Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
  4. Child Development and Mental Health- Summary, Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Colombo, 2016
  5. A Short Interview with Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, IMH, Colombo, 2010
  6. The History of Psychology: A Timeline
  7. Depression in Sri Lanka Factsheet by WHO
  8. Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  9. Depression – A Global Public Health Concern – WHO Paper
  10. Depression – Symptoms, Causes, Medications and Therapies
  11. Nutritional Interventions in Clinical Depression – Clinical Psychological Science, APS, USA
  12. WHO Preventing Suicide – A Resource for Counsellors
  13. What is your Emotional IQ, Ernst and Young, UK
  14. Talking Treatments – Factsheet by SANE, UK
  15. Introduction to Counselling – Open University of Malaysia (OUM)
  16. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know – American Psychological Association, USA
  17. A Profile of Psychological Maladjustment in Sri Lankan School Children – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  18. The Stigma of Mental Illness in Sri Lanka: The Perspectives of Community Mental Health Workers
  19. Child and Youth Mental Health in Post-War Sri Lanka by Miyuru Chandradasa
    and K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi
  20. The Practice of Mindfulness Based Behavior Therapy in Sri Lanka – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  21. Mental illness in the 21st Century – An Increasing Challenge for Europe – Guy Goodwin,
    University of Oxford 
  22. Psychologists and their Contributions
  23. Basic Counselling Skills – A guide for health workers in maternal care – Perinatal Mental Health Project, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  24. Counselling Psychology in Medical Settings -The Promising Role of Counselling Health Psychology – Evangelos C. Karademas, Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece 
  25. How to Overcome…Fear and Anxiety – Mental Health Foundation (UK)
  26. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
  27. Anxiety Disorders and Cellular Aging
  28. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – An Information Guide
  29. Understanding the Disease of Addiction
  30. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) and Youth
  31. Eating Disorders and Addiction: Theory and Evidence
  32. Understanding Sleep Disorders – American Academy of Neurology
  33. All About Depression
  34. All About Anorexia
  35. All About Bulimia
  36. All About ADHD
  37. The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy – The Consumer Reports Study, Martin E. P. Seligman,
    University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  38. Is Coaching just a part of Counselling? – Coaching vs Counselling
  39. Holistic Health – Does It Really Include Mental Health? – University of Kentucky, USA
  40. An Overview of Schizophrenia – Information from the National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  41. Caring for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders – Setting WHO Directions
  42. Understanding Personality Disorders- Mind (UK) 2016
  43. Depression and its Treatment – Personalized Depression Therapy (PDT) by Dr. James N. Herndon
  44. The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs
  45. What is the Alternative to Psychotropic Drugs – White Paper
  46. Theories of Addiction – Causes and Maintenance of Addiction
  47. Understanding Suicide
  48. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know, Lisa Firestone, PhD., APA Education Directorate, USA
  49. Suicide First Aid Guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi Consensus Study – Saranga A. De Silva et al. International Journal of Mental Health Systems (2016) 
  50. Preventing Suicide – a Community Engagement Toolkit – WHO, 2018
  51. Preventing Suicide – a Resource at Work, WHO, 2006
  52. Common Mental Disorders Among Adult Members of ‘left-behind’ International Migrant Worker Families in Sri Lanka. – Siriwardhana et al.; licensee BioMed Central. 2015 
  53. Prevention of Mental Disorders Requires Action on Adverse Childhood Experiences – Anthony F Jorm and Roger T Mulder (ANZJP) – 2018
  54. Understanding Fear
  55. What is an Addiction Disorder?
  56. Your Brain and How it Works
  57. Causes of Mental and Psychiatric Disorders
  58. The Reality of Mental Illness – co-authored with Ronald W. Pies, M.D. 
  59. Adolescent Mental Health Disorders – Child Trends (2013)
  60. What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  61. Integrative Mental Health – The Future of Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  62. PTSD Symptoms and Therapies
  63. Clinical Depression – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  64. Anger Management Workbook
  65. Understanding Drug Use and Addiction -National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
  66. 20 Different  Definitions of European Psychotherapy – Courtenay Young
  67. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -WFSBP CONSENSUS PAPER, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2010; 11: 844–851 
  68. Beyond Psychotherapeutic Reach? An introduction to Pre-Therapy – By Lisbeth Sommerbeck, Bornholm Psychiatric Center, Denmark.
  69. Topics in Human Sexuality – Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy
  70. The Psychotherapy of Sexual Disorders
  71. What is Relationship Coaching? – Yossi Ives, Tag Institute, London, UK
  72. Acute and Transient Psychiatric Disorders, A. Marneros, F. Pillman,
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  73. Solutions for Better Mental Health, CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights), USA
  74. Ethics in the Practice of Clinical Psychology
  75. [WPFD2017 Jakarta] Trauma Counseling for Journalists – H. E. Consul General Gowri Ananthan (IMH Diplomate and Former IMH Student)
  76. What Resets Our Nervous System After Trauma
  77. The Enteric Nervous System: A Second Brain – Michael D. Gershon
  78. World Mental Health Support and the effect of Stigma and Discrimination
  79. WHO-Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders – Global Health Estimates 2017
  80. The Role of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Improving the Public’s Health and Wellbeing -Executive Summary Report-2013, BACP, UK
  81. Diabetes and Mental Health
  82. Integrative Mental Healthcare – White Paper: Establishing a new paradigm through research, education, and clinical guidelines
  85. Options for improving access to Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychological Services -Mental Health Commission of Canada, June 2017
  86. The Bioplasma Field – Campbell M. Gold
  87. The New Psychology of Love – Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Weis
  88. Counselling and Mental Health Care of Transgender Adults and Loved Ones – (Canada), Walter Bockting, PhD, Gail Knudson, MD, MPE, FRCPC, Joshua Mira Goldberg
  89. WHO – Mental Health Action Plan 2013 – 2020
  90. Corporal Punishment in Schools -Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India
    Peru and Vietnam, 2015, UNICEF
  91. Use of Personality Tests in HRM (Human Resource Management)
  92. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (English version)
  93. Universal Declaration of  Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Sinhala version)
  94. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Tamil version)
  95. Internet Gaming Addiction – Reasons, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
  96. When Gaming Becomes and Obsession: Help for Parents and their Children to treat Online Gaming Addiction
  97. Computer Game Addiction – Clemson University 
  98. Prevalence and Predictors of Video Game Addiction: A Study Based on a National Representative Sample of Gamers
  99. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents with Special Reference to Facebook Addiction
  100. Pornography Addiction and Mental Health Disorders, Tabitha Cassidy
  101. Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction – A Review and Update
  102. The Effect of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood, Sleep, and Health-Related Quality of Life
  103. All About Caffeine – Clarifying the Controversies Surrounding Caffeine & Health
  104. Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: A Meta-Analysis of 50 Years of Research
  105. APA Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors
  106. Empathy and the Therapeutic Alliance: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Outcome in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  107. The Development of the Client-Therapist Bond Through the Lens of Attachment Theory, Joseph H. Obegi, University of California, San Diego, 2008
  108. A Review of Therapist Characteristics and Techniques Positively Impacting the Therapeutic Alliance, Clinical Psychology Review, March 2003
  109. Making Sense of Mental Health Problems, The Open University, UK
  110. Serious Bodily Harm Related to Obsessions from Sri Lanka – Miyuru Chandradasa, et al., 2016
  111. Psychotherapy and Genetic Neuroscience: An Emerging Dialog –Juan Pablo Jimenez, et al., 2018 
  112. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -Michael Musalek, et al., 2010
  113. Emotions and Psychopathology – Ann M. Kring and Jo-Anne Bachorowski, 1999
  114. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Guide for Fieldworkers, WHO, 2011
  115. Simple Steps To Overcome Emotional Eating, Dr. Sarah Allen, 2013 
  116. United Nations Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)  – Appendix 1
  117. Brain Health Guide – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland, USA
  118. Food for Brain Health – Dr. Michael Roizen, MD – Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  119. The Dynamics in Young Adult Romantic Relationships: IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS IN LOVE— AND IN LIFE, Research Brief, 2013
  120. History of Psychology – Contemporary Foundations
  121. Psychology and its History, Kurt Danziger, York University, 2013
  122. The History of Psychotherapy, László Tringer
  123. Understanding Brain Development in Young Children, Sean E. Brotherson, North Dakota State University, USA
  124. Development of the Child’s Brain and Behavior, Bryan Kolb -University of Lethbridge, Bryan D Fantie – American University Washington D.C.
  125. Mental Health in Sri Lanka, Suman Fernando – London Metropolitan University, Duncan Pedersen -Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
  126. Child and Youth Mental Health in Post-War Sri Lanka, Miyuru Chandradasa1 and K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi
  127. Female Offenders with Psychiatric Disorders in SriLanka – Brief Report 2015, M Chandradasa, L Champika, S Mendis, N Fernando
  128. Child Mental Health: A Review of the Scientific Discourse, A FrameWorks Research Report, 2009
  129. Children and Young People’s Mental Health in the Digital Age – Shaping the Future, OECD, 2018
  130. Parental Psychological Abuse toward Children and Mental Health Problems in Adolescence, 2014, Syeda Fariha Iram Rizvi, Govt., M.A.O. College, Lahore – Pakistan, and Najma Najam, Virtual University of Pakistan
  131. Children and Mental Health – Is This Just a Stage?, Revised in 2018, National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
  132. The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support -facilitating psychosocial wellbeing and social and emotional learning
  133. Disastershock Manual 2017 – generously made available as a collaborative project between two organizations: the Center for Child and Family Development at the University of San Francisco and the Disaster Coping Resources Team which is part of the Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling
  134. Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors, American Psychiatric Association (APA), USA, November 2003
  135. Working With the Client Who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services, Produced by the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), for the Ministry of Health, Canada
  136. Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings, International Medical Corps (IMC), USA