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Mental Health Assistant

United Arab Emirates
December 22, 2019

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Professional Summary

Organized Psychologist with empathetic and interpersonal skills and successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic is seeking the position of Student counselor.


Client centered and essential counseling skills: such as active listening, genuineness, non-judgmental, confrontational, assertiveness, record keeping, informing key stake holders, creative problem solving.

Clinical: Psychological assessments and report writing, describing observation and portray findings, record keeping, critical evaluation, behavior modification.

Research: Strong inclination towards ethical research practices, critical thinking, analyzing and writing skills.

Daily living activities educator

Skilled in intake interviewing

Adept at treatment and discharge planning

Case management proficiency

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

Learning disability awareness

Social skills teacher

Obsessive-compulsive disorder proficiency.

Work Experience

1. Student Counsellor and Psychology teacher, Sharjah Indian School, UAE 6.4.2016- till date

-3 years of experience in teaching Psychology for grade XI and XII (CBSE curriculum )

-Developed School SEND policy

-IEP planning and implementation

-Individual sessions for students who are in need of behavior modification.

-Maintained written report on individual and group sessions

-Provided support and referrals for mental health problems like depression, anxiety, developmental disorders, conflict among peer groups, monitored ongoing progress.

2. Student Counselor, St. Williams Anglo Indian High School, Chennai, India. 3/6/2015 – 10/12/2015.

Individual and group guidance program

●Conducted Student awareness/psycho education program on various topics like self esteem, bodily changes during puberty, information about growing up and menstrual hygiene.

●Skill development program like study skills training, time management, stress management.

● Weekly ‘circle time’ for students of grade 7 through 9 in order to facilitate openness and learning to tackle daily hassles from peer’s life experiences.

●Performed various psychological assessments based on the reason for referral from teachers.

● Conducted individual sessions for students who are in need of behavior modification.

● Maintained written report on individual and group sessions

●Worked with children, staff and parents to develop plans for children experiencing difficulty and guide them with life planning.

●Provided support and referrals for mental health problems like depression, anxiety, developmental disorders, conflict among peer groups, monitored ongoing progress.

●Provided crisis intervention and support by liaising with a NGO during Chennai floods.

Case Manager/Research Assistant, Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India. 1/12/2012 -1/5/2015.

●Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.

●Provided psycho education for patients and caregivers and to empower patients with illness self management skills in collaboration with other mental health professionals, family members and other supporters.

●Implemented Psychological assessments and report findings.

●Documented psychosocial rehabilitation in outpatient set up.

●Conducting Social skills training and various assessments like Indian disability evaluation and assessment scale (IDEAS), Knowledge About Schizophrenia Interview (KASI), Social and Occupational Functioning scale, Subjective scale to investigate cognition in Schizophrenia, NIMHANS neuropsychological battery.

●Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

●Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.

●Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.

●Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients’ level of functioning.

●Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members

●Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.

●Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.


(2011 Sep – 2012 Oct) M.Phil in Psychology

University of Madras


2009-11 Master of Science in Psychology

Madras School of Social Work


2006 – 09 Bachelor of Science in Psychology

PSG College of Arts and Science



Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai February, 2011

Observational learning and training

Athma Institute of Mental Health and Social Sciences, Trichy May, 2010

Observational learning and training.

Institute of Mental Health, Chennai February,2010

Observational learning and training

The Banyan, NGO, Chennai April,2008

Observational learning and training

Academic Research Projects

Locus of control, Coping and burden experienced by Caregivers of people with Schizophrenia and Alcohol dependence (M.Phil)

Effect of Social Skills training on Wellbeing of people with Schizophrenia. (M.Sc 2nd year)

A Study on Psychological Wellbeing among Women Police Constables in Trichy (M.Sc 1st year)

Conference and Workshop

Participated and presented a poster on ‘Strength based psychosocial Rehabilitation: A case study’ in International Conference on Schizophrenia, conducted by Schizophrenia Research foundation (2014).

Participated in one day workshop on Children Apperception Test conducted by Psycho matrix, Chennai. (2012)

Participated in one day workshop on Tobacco cessation and management conducted by Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai.(2012)

Participated and presented research paper in National and international conference of Indian Association of Applied Psychology (2011).

Participated in the National Seminar on “Healthy Lifestyle” conducted by Madras School of Social Work, Chennai. (2011)

Participated in one day workshop on ‘Stress Management’ by Dr. Latha Sathish at MSSW, Chennai.

Personal details:

Date of birth : 8.8.1988

Marital status : Married

Nationality : Indian

Languages known : Tamil, English

Passport num : M5588489

Visa Status : School Visa

Address for communication:

Flat no: 39

Bilal building,


Sharjah, UAE

I assure you that the above mentioned details are true



1. Mr.P.Chennakesavan

Group director-Human Resources

Lifeline Health care Group

Dubai, UAE

Mobile: +971*********


2. Dr.Padmavati M.D, DPM

Joint Director,

Schizophrenia Research Foundation,


Mobile: +91-944*******


3. Mr. K. Veerapandian, M.A,M.Phil

Assistant Proffesor,

Department of Counselling Psychology,

Madras School of Social work,




4. Dr.P. Mahendran, M.A,M.Phil,Ph.D

Associate Proffesor,

Department of Psychology,

PSG College of Arts and Science,


Mobile: +91-944*******


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