DR K.A. ASHOK PAI's PROFILE

     
Name: :

DR. K.A.ASHOK.PAI

Date Of Birth : 30.12.1946
Address : DEPUTY DIRECTOR,
MANASA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION- FOR MENTAL HEALTH,
SHIMOGA -577201
   
   
       
Education : MBBS, DPM (NIMHANS) FIPS, FABS(U.S.A),
Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine, Diplomate in Counseling,
Diplomate in Psychotherapy,
Fellowship and Diplomate from International Academy of Behavioral Medicine,
Counseling and Psychotherapy ( Dallas )
 
   
PROFESSIONAL    EXPERIENCE
   
1. Director of Manasa Nursing Home (recognized as an International Counseling Centre).
   
2. Director of Manasa Educational Foundation For Mental Health Study and Research Centre (recognized by Kuvempu University)
   
3. Regional Vice-President of International Academy of Behavioral Medicine Counselling (IABMCP),
   
4.
Regional Vice-President of Psychotherapy-COLORADO-constituent unit of Colorado University .
   
   
 
                                                                           EXTRA CURRICUL ARACTIVITIES
   
 
Dr. K.A. Pai - eminent Psychiatrist, filmmaker and writer was born on 30th December 1946. He is a practicing consultant Psychiatrist at Manasa Nursing Home in Shimoga - Karnataka state for over 3 decades. Manasa has now become a household name in the state enjoying great credibility and acceptance as a very successful centre for mental health, as a curative, rehabilitation and research centre.

After his training in India and abroad Dr K. A. Pai opted to start MANASA in the remote rural Malnad district of Shimoga in Karnataka, as his obsession was rural psychiatry and mission - community psychiatry.

Armed with a fellowship from Dallas University (USA) for work on Community psychiatry Dr. Ashok Pai has been rendering a yeoman service to the society by treating mentally disturbed ones and giving a new lease of life and hope.

Being extremely committed, he contributed enarmously in expanding the knowledge bank of the society about the mental health and also to dispel myth and superstition regarding mental ill health. Through his columns in leading state media, books on psychological medicine, talks over All India Radio and various TV networks regarding mental health and above all making films with psychiatric themes for general mass awareness, Dr. Pai has carved a niche for himself amongst the mental health professional inside the country and abroad. Most of his books and all his films have won National and State Awards and have been screened at International film festivals and different film societies abroad. His crusade against mental ill health continues unabated.
 
         
Awareness under the banner ‘Manasa Arts’
   
 
Dr Pai has produced three feature films (as a part of Manasa Arts)in Kannada and one Hindi teleserial on psychiatric themes. All these films have won National and state awards. Widely traveled abroad, interacting with mental health professionals and addressing academic bodies, he is presently involved with his project "Religion & Psychiatry".
   
  The management committee of Dr B.C. Roy National Award Fund in recognition of his services has great pleasure in selecting him for the award under the category of socio Medical Relief for the Year 1999.
   
  He has given Over 100 Radio talks over AIR Bhadravati, Bangalore and Dharwad to promote awareness in Psychiatry.
   
  He Actively participated in several TV Interviews on Bangalore DD, Delhi DD, on the topics like "Psychiatric problems in Children", "psychosexual problems", "Psychology and Literature" and "Mental Retardation", Suicide, Media and Psychiatry etc.
   
  He was a Regular columnist in Kannada Prabha - Kannada Daily of Indian Express Group for over four years on Readers Psychiatric problems.
   
  He won the Prestigious Dr S. Jairam Award 89-90 for the article on "examination Phobia" - published in "Taranga".
   
  As well as Beechi Award in the year 1988 for the article "Humor in psychiatry"
   
  He has Over 100 scientific articles published in important Dailies, Weeklies and Monthlies of Karnataka. (Sudha, Taranga, Mangala, Suddi Sanghathi, Karmaveera etc.,) to his credit.
   
  Dr. A. Pai has established Manasa Educational Foundation For Mental Health, unit of manasa trust starting of ten different courses on Mental Health in distance education mode, Kuvempu University -UGC recognisee,NAAC recognised.
   
  “Sushrutha and Sadvaidya Award –2003” and “Distinguished Service Award IABMCP-2004”, are few of the other awards he has won
 
 

Important Assignments And Offices Held

1.  Faculty in RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP OF INDIA .
         
2. HON. ADVISOR and Visiting Faculty in SUNLOVE, SINGAPORE.
         
3. Regional VICE-PRESIDENT of INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (IABMCP) COLORADO .
   
4. Member - Governing Council of "Shimoga Institute of Medical Science" since 2006
   
5. President - Indian Psychiatric Society Karnataka Chapter.
   
6. Syndicate And Academic Council Member - Kuvempu University .
   
7. President - Kannada Vaidya Sahitya Parishad 1997
   
8. Founder, Hon Chairman, Ex-principal, "Asha Kirana" 
   
9. Member - State Advisory Board of Environment.
   
10.  Past President 93-94, Indian Psychiatric society, Karnataka.
   
11. Life Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Association.
   
12. Life Member, Indian Medical Association.
   
13. Member, Indian Epileptic Society.
   
14. Vice- President, District Blind Society, Shimoga.
   
15. Past President, Rotary Club of Shimoga.
   
16. Vice President, Environmental Protection Forum, Shimoga.
   
17. Member, Family Planning Association of India .
   
18.  Participating in following Health awareness programmes-
   
19. GELATHI, MANSASU MALLIGE, DAMPATHYA GEETHE, YUVA FUNDA transmitted from ETV-Kannada Channel.
   
20. PHONE-IN-PROGRAMME of UDAYA Channel
   
21. CHETANA in DOORDARSHAN channel
   
22. 'Samadhana'- Suvarna News Channel.
   
 

Important International Assignments

1. Faculty in RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP OF INDIA .
   
2. HON. ADVISOR and Visiting Faculty in SUNLOVE, SINGAPORE.
   
3. Regional VICE-PRESIDENT of INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (IABMCP) COLORADO .
   
4.  Regional VICE-PRESIDENT of Psychotherapy-COLORADO-constituent unit of COLORADO UNIVERSITY
   
   
Have participated in international Seminars conducted in Australia -1993, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia -1995, Egypt, Israel, Greece - 1997, USA, Sultanate of Oman, Kenya - South Africa - 1998, Japan - Tokyo - 1999, China - Manila -1999, USA -2000, Connecticut - USA - 1977, IOWA - USA.-1989, Europe, U.S.A, Middle East And Far East countries, Sri Lanka.