Dr. Yajyoti Singh
Dr Yajyoti Singh is a Consultant Developmental and Educational Psychologist based in Pune and is the Proprieter and founder member of Chetana Counselling Centre. She is also HOD and consultant psychologist with the Bishop’s Schools since 17 years.
Equipped with a Masters in developmental psychology, a Ph.d in social sciences and a B.Ed in special education. She also has a Masters diploma in Human resource management. She has an advanced training in RECBT Theory and Techniques, from Albert Ellis affiliation training, New York.
She has had over 24 years experience, having started her career as Lecturer in Nirmal Niketan (Mumbai University) in 1988, for undergraduates, went to join the Remand home as a Child Psychologist, then lectured at SNDT for the post graduate level.
Dr. Singh works with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults with a range of Educational and Developmental issues, including Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD/ Autism and other developmental and behavioural problems, using major tests of general ability, academic attainment, continuous performance tasks and neuropsychological tests.
She conducts workshops on Parenting skills, stress management, positive thinking, coping techniques, teacher training, Memory improvement techniques, time management, gender sensitivity etc at various schools and organisations.
Her Clinical work includes dealing with childhood problems in the areas of PTSD, anxiety/OCD, eating disorders, elimination disorders, psychosis etc. She has been consultant psychologist at hospitals, including Ruby Hall and Sahayadri.
She has authored a book on school special education and written various articles on developmental psychology, including an article in UK journal of Adlerian Psychology and parenting articles in Holistic Bangalore magazine.
Her memberships and affiliations include RCI – A-55146, APA (American Association of Psychology), IACP (Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists) and IACAM (Indian Association of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health). She is also affiliated to Muskan, a non-profit working against child sexual abuse, as one of their Directors and is a Consultant Psychologist with Maharashtra Fellowship for the Deaf.
Shruti is a Special Educator who works with children and adolescents to address learning difficulties and behavioural disorders. She began her journey 22 years ago with Special Education from Alpha to Omega in Chennai. She is also a trained Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator and has done the Search and Teach program by Kathy Hopkins.
In Her Own Words
Hi! I am Shruti Pawar, a Special Educator, at Chetana . I work with children and adolescents with learning difficulties and behavioural disorders. I began my journey in this field 22 years ago at a small school in Goa, which inspired me to study more and train myself further. I have completed my course in Special Education from Alpha to Omega learning centre in Chennai, which opened the doors to many other fields in learning. Along with special education I am a trained Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator and have also completed the Search and Teach program by Kathy Hopkins. My association with Chetana has been since 2010 . I am fortunate to be a part of an institution which is known for its holistic approach towards mental health and well being. My work as a special educator is to help and guide students to overcome the difficulties that they face in their school environment. This entails helping them by providing tailor made strategies that will aid and develop their reading and writing skills. Not only do we look at the academic aspects of the child’s development, we also focus our attention to the cognitive and social needs of the child. We at Chetana understand the difficulties that parents face to bring up children with learning difficulties and behavioural disorders and so we also conduct workshops for parents as well. I can say this, that 22 years in this field has been a constant and enjoyable learning experience and I continue to learn a little more each day.
Vasima has been a Clinical Psychologist for 15 years. She specializes in Assessment, Psychotherapy and Counselling for children, adolescents and adults. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pune University and Post Graduate Certificate Course in counselling from Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health recognized by the Government.
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Anita has 10 years of experience as a consulting clinical psychologist with Chetana Counselling Centre since its inception in 2009. Her professional background includes a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pune University. Her expertise is in diagnosing, guiding, counselling for emotional and scholastic struggles.
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Anita Krishnan, clinical psychologist with an experience of 8 to 10 years working in a range of psychological and therapeutic environments. I have been associated as a consulting clinical psychologist with Chetana Counselling Centre since its inception in 2009. My professional background includes a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pune University. I would describe myself as someone who shows ability to work positively with clientele in both therapeutic and clinical capacities. A warm hearted, caring, conscientious and people’s person my experiences include working with patients in the areas of mental illness and de addiction programs. My expertise and skills have been in the areas of diagnosing, guiding, counselling and providing support to people with psychological, emotional, interpersonal and scholastic struggles.
Trained to be a Clinical Psychologist at Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi (M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology), and holds a Masters in Psychology from S. V. University, Tirupati, Pradipta has been associated with Chetana Counselling Centre as a Consultant since 2009. She has worked extensively in the field of Mental and Emotional Health for the past 35 years, specializing in psychometric assessments.
In Her Own Words
I was trained to be a clinical psychologist at Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi, India. (M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology), and my Masters in Psychology from S. V. University, Tirupati, India. I have been associated with Chetana Counselling Centre as a consultant since 2009. I have worked extensively in the field of Mental and Emotional Health for the past 35 years. I am a consultant Clinical psychologist, Diagnostics /Psychometric Assessment, therapist, counsellor, for Child, Adolescent and Adult well being. My work spans a variety of inter-related fields, I specialize in Psychometric Assessment (Personality Profiling, Intelligence assessment (IQ) and Aptitude Test, Full Psychological Profiling, Vocational Guidance etc), I take up individual, family, Geriatric, and Couple counselling to help people in altering and managing the various concerns and life issues. I have previously worked as Asst. Professor, grade-1 officer at Niloufer Hospital for child and women (AP State Govt Services), Hyderabad. Consultant for Medha Psychological Testing Centre, Anurag Human Service, Visiting/Guest Lecturer at various Institutions, Privet Practice, at M/s Biological E, Hyd. was assisting in the recruitment and promotion aspect of the company’s employment Program. I was associated with research at the Child Guidance Clinic Hyderabad and “Community Mental Health Project” for WHO/AFMC, Pune. I am an associate member of the Hyderabad Psychiatric Society. A fellow of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, (IACAM).
Tanya completed her B.A. honors degree in Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University and her M.A. in Applied Psychology from Tata Insitute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has had extensive experience in hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation centres and NGOs, dealing with anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia and anger management.
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Social Skills Facilitator
Kamini heads the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills. PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
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PEERS – Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to locations across the United States and the world. PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, but is also appropriate for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems. Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.). Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Mubeena has been a global business speaker, author and management consultant for 15 years. She specializes in workplace culture, employee engagement and team dynamics. She holds double Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, and a Masters’ degree in Industrial / Organisational Psychology from Hofstra University, New York.
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Mubeena’s career purpose is to facilitate extraordinary results in organisations by applying her specialist knowledge of Organisational Psychology. She applies Philosophy and the Social Sciences in her consulting work to enable transformation in the workplace. Mubeena has advised large family businesses, multinationals and has been a group dynamics specialist since 2003. Her consulting work spans employee engagement, creating workplace cultures, thought leadership as a speaker and writer, and an Assessor for UAE Government awards. She is currently validating her new change management process in the Middle East, called SPEEDChange®. It is a revolutionary methodology that transforms teams without the use of training or external speakers, experts or commercial models. The process uses a team’s collective intelligence to create performance breakthroughs. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in two majors (Psychology and Philosophy) in May 2001 from Hofstra University, New York with departmental honors in Psychology. She received her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Industrial/Organisational Psychology in May 2003 also from Hofstra University.