- Dr. Noreen Akhter joined C3A NUST in August 2009 as psychologist. She completed her PhD degree from National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Quaid-i-Azam, University, Islamabad. Her area of specialization is family relations, childhood developmental psychopathology and emotional management at workplace.
She has more than 12 years of experience in counselling, testing & research. Being a professional counsellor she has attended many training to update professional skills. These trainings includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness. She was promoted in 2015 as the Senior Psychologist. Till now she has six research papers published in different indexed journals.
- Annum Khan is
a professional psychologist and well trained therapist working since 2012 at
C3A NUST. She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and a PhD scholar at
International Islamic University, Islamabad, specializing in developing an
intervention for children with Autism. She has been working as a mental health
professional since 2009 and served at different hospitals of the twin cities
and am active member of Pakistan Psychological association. She has received
multiple international certifications including, NLP from National Federation
for Neuro Linguistic Programming (NFNLP), Hypnotherapy from National Guild of
Hypnotists (NGH), USA. She has also attained proficiency in
relaxation techniques and has successfully completed specialized trainings including
Focusing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychological
First Aid, Mindfulness and Reikhi. Being a Clinical Psychologist she has
also attended several trainings to master the art of therapy which includes
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gestalt therapy, Family therapy Narrative
Exposure therapy, Eidetic therapy and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
trends in therapies are the areas of her research interest. She has presented
research papers in international conferences and has published in academic
journals. Recently she has published her paper on impacts of video gaming on aggression and cognitive ability of Pakistanis video gamers in ISI indexed journal. In general, her research work focuses more on the psychological stressors and
their detrimental effects on mankind. Her quest to discover more about the
complex nature of human beings will give rise to new explorations in this field.
Mujeeb joined C3A in September, 2014. She
brought with her fifteen years of extensive experience of working on social
issues in the development sector. She earned seven years of working experience
as a Senior Programme Officer/Trainer/ Clinical Psychologist with Rozan, an
organization in Islamabad working on violence against women and children
specifically domestic violence and child sexual abuse. She worked as a project
coordinator for one and a half year with Plan International Pakistan on the project
‘Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health”. Ayesha also worked as a free-lance
development consultant/trainer/psychologist for six years with different
international and national organizations.
years of experience includes designing, planning, implementation, monitoring
and management of different projects and trainings. Most of the projects
included capacity building of partners NGO’s on the issues related to children and
women rights and protection and training of trainers.
Ayesha has done
her Master’s in Counselling from University of Queensland, Australia and
Master’s in Clinical Psychologist from University of Peshawar. She is a
certified therapist and has attended certification in Cognitive behaviour
therapy (CBT), art therapy, Play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy
(ACT), solution focused therapy and mindfulness from Australia.
She is also a
certified master trainer and has conducted numerous trainings and trainings of
trainers on various issues. Her specialized area of interest includes
counselling skills, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, child protection,
adolescent reproductive health, women and child rights, gender, communication
skills, stress and anger management, life skills, self-awareness, behaviour
change modification, facilitation skills and psycho- social intervention.
areas of interest are Post disaster trauma among children, domestic violence
and its effects on children and on the spouse. She is a life time member of
Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA).
While her stay
in Australia she got the opportunity to work for three months in an
organization working on the issue of domestic violence. She provided
counselling to women, men, children adolescent and youth and also facilitated
women and children’s group going through violence. She also worked as a
volunteer in one of the organization in Australia working with children going
through grief and loss and facilitated children’s group using play therapy.
Shaista Zafar Joined
C3A, NUST in August 2014 as a Psychologist. She has completed MS in Clinical
Psychology from International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). Her thesis
for MS was on “Parental Acceptance-Rejection and Delinquent Behaviour among
Adolescents: A Case Study of Slum Areas”. She was also awarded with distinction
and 2nd position in overall BS (Hons) Psychology, from IIUI. Having five years’
worth experience of providing counselling at NUST, previously she also has
remained as a visiting lecturer in IIUI for one year.
also served as an intern in the Dept of Psychiatry, CDA Hospital, Islamabad and
Dept of Psychiatry, General Hospital, Rawalpindi and successfully dealt with
various psycho- diagnostic and psychotherapeutic cases. She is also proficient
in the administration and interpretation of different psychological instruments
like projective tests (TAT, HFD, HTP, Rorschach) for personality assessments,
screening test (WISC, WAIS, DRS, BDI, BAI, Y-BOCS, SPM, CPM,) to identify IQ,
and various learning, memory and cognitive deteriorations among children,
adolescents and adults. Her training areas of interest include psychological
assessment, character building, counselling skills and different psychological
She is also the member of International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (ISIPAR) and Life Member of Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA). Her research areas focused on Forensic Psychology but also interested doing research in areas of Social, Cognitive and Educational Psychology. She also presented research paper on “Effect of Economic Instability on the Psychological health of Early Adults”, that got published in the conference proceedings. Till now she has two research papers published in different journals.
· Sidra Azhar joined Centre for Counselling
and Career Advisory (C3A), NUST as Career Counsellor in 2015
after doing PGD in
Career Counselling and Education from NUST. Holds Master’s Degree in Applied
from Virtual University, Pakistan.
She has more than 4 years’
experience in Career & Education counselling at individual as well as group
has attended numerous seminars and workshops in the related fields.