Articles, Research Articles / Papers, Dissertations and Theses / White Papers / UN / WHO, APA, APS, IAAP, ICP Papers, Reports and Publications

  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. The Importance of Counselling Supervision, Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, March 2020, Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Colombo, Sri Lanka
  5. Organisatioal Behaviour – A Simplified Study Manual – 2007, Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, IMH, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
  6. Understanding Early Childhood Developmental Psychology – Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe, 2009
  7. Child Development and Mental Health- Summary, Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Colombo, 2016
  8. A Short Interview with Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, IMH, Colombo, 2010
  9. Mindfulness Meditation, 2017 Therapist Aid LLC
  10. Your Guide to Meditation, from the Editors of Mindful, USA
  11. Effects of Nutrition and Exercise on Cognitive Performance
  12. The History of Psychology: A Timeline
  13. Depression in Sri Lanka Factsheet by WHO
  14. Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  15. Depression – A Global Public Health Concern – WHO Paper
  16. Depression – Symptoms, Causes, Medications and Therapies
  17. Nutritional Interventions in Clinical Depression – Clinical Psychological Science, APS, USA
  18. WHO Preventing Suicide – A Resource for Counsellors
  19. What is your Emotional IQ, Ernst and Young, UK
  20. Talking Treatments – Factsheet by SANE, UK
  21. Introduction to Counselling – Open University of Malaysia (OUM)
  22. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know – American Psychological Association, USA
  23. From Hendala to Angoda: A History of Mental Hospitals in Sri Lanka, by Roel Raymond, Roar Media, 2018, Sri Lanka
  24. A Profile of Psychological Maladjustment in Sri Lankan School Children – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  25. The Stigma of Mental Illness in Sri Lanka: The Perspectives of Community Mental Health Workers
  26. Child and Youth Mental Health in Post-War Sri Lanka by Miyuru Chandradasa
    and K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi
  27. The Practice of Mindfulness Based Behavior Therapy in Sri Lanka – Dr. Piyanjali de Zoysa
  28. Psychiatric Training in Sri Lanka and its relevance to South Asia, by Dr. Harischandra Gambheera, Dr. Shehan Williams, South Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2013
  29. Mental illness in the 21st Century – An Increasing Challenge for Europe – Guy Goodwin,
    University of Oxford 
  30. Psychologists and their Contributions
  31. Basic Counselling Skills – A guide for health workers in maternal care – Perinatal Mental Health Project, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  32. Counselling Psychology in Medical Settings -The Promising Role of Counselling Health Psychology – Evangelos C. Karademas, Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece 
  33. How to Overcome…Fear and Anxiety – Mental Health Foundation (UK)
  34. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
  35. Anxiety Disorders and Cellular Aging
  36. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – An Information Guide
  37. Understanding the Disease of Addiction
  38. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) and Youth
  39. Eating Disorders and Addiction: Theory and Evidence
  40. Understanding Sleep Disorders – American Academy of Neurology
  41. All About Depression
  42. All About Anorexia
  43. All About Bulimia
  44. All About ADHD
  45. The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy – The Consumer Reports Study, Martin E. P. Seligman,
    University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  46. Is Coaching just a part of Counselling? – Coaching vs Counselling
  47. Holistic Health – Does It Really Include Mental Health? – University of Kentucky, USA
  48. An Overview of Schizophrenia – Information from the National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  49. Caring for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders – Setting WHO Directions
  50. Understanding Personality Disorders- Mind (UK) 2016
  51. Depression and its Treatment – Personalized Depression Therapy (PDT) by Dr. James N. Herndon
  52. The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs
  53. What is the Alternative to Psychotropic Drugs – White Paper
  54. Theories of Addiction – Causes and Maintenance of Addiction
  55. Understanding Suicide
  56. Suicide – What Therapists Need to Know, Lisa Firestone, PhD., APA Education Directorate, USA
  57. Suicide First Aid Guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi Consensus Study – Saranga A. De Silva et al. International Journal of Mental Health Systems (2016) 
  58. Preventing Suicide – a Community Engagement Toolkit – WHO, 2018
  59. Preventing Suicide – a Resource at Work, WHO, 2006
  60. Common Mental Disorders Among Adult Members of ‘left-behind’ International Migrant Worker Families in Sri Lanka. – Siriwardhana et al.; licensee BioMed Central. 2015 
  61. Prevention of Mental Disorders Requires Action on Adverse Childhood Experiences – Anthony F Jorm and Roger T Mulder (ANZJP) – 2018
  62. Understanding Fear
  63. What is an Addiction Disorder?
  64. Your Brain and How it Works
  65. Causes of Mental and Psychiatric Disorders
  66. The Reality of Mental Illness – co-authored with Ronald W. Pies, M.D. 
  67. Adolescent Mental Health Disorders – Child Trends (2013)
  68. What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  69. Integrative Mental Health – The Future of Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  70. PTSD Symptoms and Therapies
  71. Clinical Depression – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  72. Anger Management Workbook
  73. Understanding Drug Use and Addiction -National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
  74. 20 Different  Definitions of European Psychotherapy – Courtenay Young
  75. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -WFSBP CONSENSUS PAPER, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2010; 11: 844–851 
  76. Beyond Psychotherapeutic Reach? An introduction to Pre-Therapy – By Lisbeth Sommerbeck, Bornholm Psychiatric Center, Denmark.
  77. Topics in Human Sexuality – Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy
  78. The Psychotherapy of Sexual Disorders
  79. What is Relationship Coaching? – Yossi Ives, Tag Institute, London, UK
  80. Acute and Transient Psychiatric Disorders, A. Marneros, F. Pillman,
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  81. Solutions for Better Mental Health, CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights), USA
  82. Ethics in the Practice of Clinical Psychology
  83. [WPFD2017 Jakarta] Trauma Counseling for Journalists – H. E. Consul General Gowri Ananthan (IMH Diplomate and Former IMH Student)
  84. What Resets Our Nervous System After Trauma
  85. The Enteric Nervous System: A Second Brain – Michael D. Gershon
  86. World Mental Health Support and the effect of Stigma and Discrimination
  87. WHO-Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders – Global Health Estimates 2017
  88. The Role of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Improving the Public’s Health and Wellbeing -Executive Summary Report-2013, BACP, UK
  89. Diabetes and Mental Health
  90. Integrative Mental Healthcare – White Paper: Establishing a new paradigm through research, education, and clinical guidelines
  91. ADVANCES IN DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
  92. Clinician Wellbeing-2019: IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION OF BURNOUT, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE AMONG CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS
  93. Options for improving access to Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychological Services -Mental Health Commission of Canada, June 2017
  94. The Bioplasma Field – Campbell M. Gold
  95. The New Psychology of Love – Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Weis
  96. Counselling and Mental Health Care of Transgender Adults and Loved Ones – (Canada), Walter Bockting, PhD, Gail Knudson, MD, MPE, FRCPC, Joshua Mira Goldberg
  97. WHO – Mental Health Action Plan 2013 – 2020
  98. Corporal Punishment in Schools -Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, 2015, UNICEF
  99. Use of Personality Tests in HRM (Human Resource Management)
  100. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (English version)
  101. Universal Declaration of  Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Sinhala version)
  102. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 – United Nations (Tamil version)
  103. Internet Gaming Addiction – Reasons, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
  104. When Gaming Becomes and Obsession: Help for Parents and their Children to treat Online Gaming Addiction
  105. Computer Game Addiction – Clemson University 
  106. Prevalence and Predictors of Video Game Addiction: A Study Based on a National Representative Sample of Gamers
  107. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents with Special Reference to Facebook Addiction
  108. Pornography Addiction and Mental Health Disorders, Tabitha Cassidy
  109. Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction – A Review and Update
  110. The Effect of Coffee and Caffeine on Mood, Sleep, and Health-Related Quality of Life
  111. All About Caffeine – Clarifying the Controversies Surrounding Caffeine & Health
  112. Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: A Meta-Analysis of 50 Years of Research
  113. APA Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors
  114. Empathy and the Therapeutic Alliance: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Outcome in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  115. The Development of the Client-Therapist Bond Through the Lens of Attachment Theory, Joseph H. Obegi, University of California, San Diego, 2008
  116. A Review of Therapist Characteristics and Techniques Positively Impacting the Therapeutic Alliance, Clinical Psychology Review, March 2003
  117. Making Sense of Mental Health Problems, The Open University, UK
  118. Serious Bodily Harm Related to Obsessions from Sri Lanka – Miyuru Chandradasa, et al., 2016
  119. Psychotherapy and Genetic Neuroscience: An Emerging Dialog –Juan Pablo Jimenez, et al., 2018 
  120. Psychopathology in the 21st Century -Michael Musalek, et al., 2010
  121. Emotions and Psychopathology – Ann M. Kring and Jo-Anne Bachorowski, 1999
  122. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Guide for Fieldworkers, WHO, 2011
  123. Simple Steps To Overcome Emotional Eating, Dr. Sarah Allen, 2013 
  124. United Nations Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)  – Appendix 1
  125. Brain Health Guide – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland, USA
  126. Food for Brain Health – Dr. Michael Roizen, MD – Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  127. The Dynamics in Young Adult Romantic Relationships: IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS IN LOVE— AND IN LIFE, Research Brief, 2013
  128. History of Psychology – Contemporary Foundations
  129. Psychology and its History, Kurt Danziger, York University, 2013
  130. The History of Psychotherapy, László Tringer
  131. Understanding Brain Development in Young Children, Sean E. Brotherson, North Dakota State University, USA
  132. The Anxious Child, Mental Health Foundation, UK
  133. Development of the Child’s Brain and Behavior, Bryan Kolb -University of Lethbridge, Bryan D Fantie – American University Washington D.C.
  134. Mental Health in Sri Lanka, Suman Fernando – London Metropolitan University, Duncan Pedersen -Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
  135. Child and Youth Mental Health in Post-War Sri Lanka, Miyuru Chandradasa1 and K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi
  136. Female Offenders with Psychiatric Disorders in SriLanka – Brief Report 2015, M Chandradasa, L Champika, S Mendis, N Fernando
  137. Child Mental Health: A Review of the Scientific Discourse, A FrameWorks Research Report, 2009
  138. Children and Young People’s Mental Health in the Digital Age – Shaping the Future, OECD, 2018
  139. 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
  140. 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
  141. The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support -facilitating psychosocial wellbeing and social and emotional learning
  142. 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 (USA) and the Disaster Coping Resources Team which is part of the Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling
  143. Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors, American Psychiatric Association (APA), USA, November 2003
  144. 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
  145. Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings, International Medical Corps (IMC), USA
  146. Making Sense of Brain Waves: The Most Baffling Frontier in Neuroscience, Walter J. Freeman, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  147. Applying Neuroscience Methods to Understanding Mental Disorder – CITY,  UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
  148. Health Neuroscience – Defining a New Field – Erickson, et al., 2014
  149. Linking Mind and Brain in the Study of Mental Illnesses: A Project for a Scientific Psychopathology, Nancy C. Andreasen, 1997
  150. Special Report: The Medical & Scientific Status of Hypnotherapy – Donald Robertson, 2000-2005
  151. Impact of Interventions used to Treat Addictive Disorders on Food Addiction and Depression in Individuals with Obesity – Trina Aguirre PhD., RN, et al., Research Article, International Journal of Psychiatry Research, 2019
  152. The Sexual Dangers of Spanking Children, by Tom Johnson
  153. The Language of Suicidology – Morton M. Silverman, MD, The American Association of Suicidology, 2006
  154. Suicidology as a Social Practice – Scott J. Fitzpatrick, Claire Hooker & Ian Kerridge, 2014 – University of Sydney, Australia
  155. The Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis – Christoph Flückiger, University of Zürich, et al., Psychotherapy, APA, 2018
  156. Psychiatric Disorders: Learning about the brain from diagnosis to treatment – Tedi Asher,  Harvard Medical School, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, USA
  157. The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders – Clinical descriptions and
    diagnostic guidelines, WHO
  158. Psychotherapy in India, L. S. S. Manickam, Department of Psychiatry, JSS University, JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysore – 570 004, India, 2013
  159. Good Morning Future: Complementary Medicine’s Next 25 Years, Harald Walach, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Medical University Poznan, Poznan, Poland
  160. Module 9 of the Pediatric Education in Disasters Manual: The Emotional Impact of Disasters on Children and Families, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH, et al., American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), USA 
  161. Pediatric Education in Disasters Manual – Stephen Berman, MD, FAAP, at al., 2009 – 2012, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), USA
  162. Working Alliance as a Predictor of Change in Depression During Blended Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Vernmark, Hugo Hesser, Naira Topooco, Thomas Berger, Heleen Riper, Liisa Luuk, Lisa Backlund, Per Carlbring & Gerhard Andersson on behalf of the E-COMPARED consortium, 2018
  163. Link between Therapeutic Relationship and Outcome in CBT – Essays, UK. (November 2018)
  164. The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Anxious Youth, Colleen M. Cummings, Department of Psychology, Temple University, USA, et al. 2013
  165. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Social Phobia, Ligia M. Ito et al., Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 2008
  166. Functional Medicine for Depression, By James Greenblatt, MD, March 7, 2020
  167. Magnesium: The Missing Link in Mental Health? By James Greenblatt, MD, October 14, 2019
  168. Functional Therapies for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, By James Greenblatt, MD, October 14, 2019
  169. Psychiatry Redined: The Evolution of Functional Psychiatry, By James Greenblatt, MD, July 1, 2019
  170. Functional Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder, By James Greenblatt, MD, June 25, 2019
  171. Science of the Heart – Volume 2, Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance, An Overview of Research Conducted by the HeartMath Institute, Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., 2015, USA
  172. Common Responses to Trauma and Coping Strategies, 2003 – Patti Levin, LICSW, PsyD
  173. Practical Strategies for Coping after Trauma, Government of Western Australia North Metropolitan Health Service
  174. The Neurobiology of Trauma, Dr. Casey Hanson, Sherman Counseling, April 12, 2017
  175. Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth, Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2017 – Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
  176. Integrative Approach to Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Seungpil Jung, 2017
  177. Urgent Need for Improved Mental Health Care and a More Collaborative Model of Care, James Lake, MD; Mason Spain Turner, MD, 2017
  178. Cognitive Therapy: Foundations, Conceptual Models, Applications and Research, Paulo Knapp, Aaron T Beck, 2008
  179. Integrative Mental Health and Counseling: Research Considerations and Best Practices, Christine Ciecierski Berger, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2011
  180. Covid-19 and Diabesity: The Astonishing Connection that Nobody is Talking About, Dr. Graham Simpson, MD
  181. Common Mental Health Disorders, The NICE Guideline on Identification and Pathways to Care – National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, commissioned by the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence, 2011, BPS and RCP, UK
  182. Investing in Mental Health – World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, 2003
  183. Decentralizing Provision of Mental Health Care in Sri Lanka,
  184. Optimizing Brain Performance by Dianna Purvis Jaffin, Ph.D., Director – Strategy & Programs, Center for Brain Health – Brain Performance Institute, USA6
  185. The Addict in All of Us – Gabor Mate’s Unflinching Vision, by Richard Simon and Lauren Dockett, Psychotherapy Networker, July / August, 2017
  186. The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents – Report on the Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, 2015, Australian Government
  187. Adolescent Mental Health: An Urgent Challenge for Investigation and Investment, 2011, UNICEF
  188. Mental Health Disorders (of Adolescents) – By David Murphey, Ph.D., Megan Barry, B.A., and Brigitte Vaughn, M.S., Adolescent Health Highlight, 2013
  189. Prevalence and Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Conduct Problems in US Children, by Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA, Laura J. Sherman, PhD, Catherine J. Vladutiu, PhD, MPH, Mir M. Ali, PhD, Sean E. Lynch, PhD, LCSW, Rebecca H. Bitsko, PhD, and Stephen J. Blumberg, PhD, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2019
  190. Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment, NICE guideline, 2017 – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK
  191. Understanding Sleep Disorders – Treatment Guide, Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Centre, USA
  192. Ten Common Sleep Disorders, Sleep Health Foundation, Australia
  193. Sleep and Sleep Disorders, by Velayudhan Mohan Kumar, Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, India
  194. Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders: A Brief Review for Clinicians, Vivien C. Abad, MD, MBA; Christian Guilleminault, MD – Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience – Vol 5 . No. 4 . 2003
  195. Learning Disabilities and Disorders – Types of Learning Disorders and Their Signs, by Gina Kemp, M.A., Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: April 2017
  196. The State of Learning Disabilities, Third Edition, 2014 – National Center for Learning Disabilities, USA
  197. Children and Neurodevelopmental Behavioral Intellectual Disorders (NDBID), WHO, 2011
  198. Neurodevelopmental Disorders, America’s Children and the Environment | Third Edition, 2015
  199. Human Sexual Desire Disorder: Do We Have a Problem? – Warren N. McLab and Jean Henry, The Health Educator, 2006, USA
  200. Treating Common Sexual Dysfunctions – Amanda Duffy Randall, PhD, LCSW and Liam Heerten-Rodriguez, MSW, CSE, 2018, The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), USA
  201. Understanding Personality Disorders, by Katherine Darton, Published by Mind 2013, UK
  202. Treatment and Support for Personality Disorder – A Summary of Research by SANE Australia
  203. Children’s Mental Health Report – 2015, Child Mind Institute, USA
  204. Caring for Children and Adolescents with Mental Disorders – Setting WHO Directions, WHO, Geneva, 2003
  205. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): The Basics – By F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D, CAS – SMART Recovery National Training Conference, 2004, USA
  206. What Is Psychological Trauma? By Esther Giller, President – Sidran Institute, USA
  207. Mindfulness Meditation – Now and Zen: How Mindfulness can Change your Brain and Improve your Health, Harvard Medical School, USA
  208. Mindfulness in 7 Steps: An Easy Guide to Practice Mindfulness, Happiness India Project
  209. 7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain by Alice G. Walton, Senior Contributor – Healthcare, Forbes, USA
  210. Psychology of Meditation and Health: Present Status and Future Directions, Dilwar Hussain and Braj Bhushan, International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 2010
  211. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program by Dr. Nick Karayannis, MPT, PhD