Dr. Saima Qureshi is among the Best Psychiatrists in Karachi. Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Psychosocial Centre, Hilal Ahmer. Work with clients/patients in one on one therapy sessions and deal with issues like anxiety, depressions, ADHD, teenage issues, addiction, OCD, suicidal ideation, self harm, abuse cases, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, sexual disorders, mid-life crises and stress management, forensic issues, broken homes.
Working as Psychometrician and conducting Psychological Evaluations for all of the above mentioned areas as well as Career related Counselling
Certified NLP Practitioner -Certified by Dynamic Communication Australia
Worked as a school counsellor for 10 years. Have more than 1000 hours of counselling experience.
Supervised around 60 students on the topic of Environmentalism and Waste Management in Karachi at Individual Level.
Worked with around 1000 teenage students.Counselled students for emotional issues ranging from stress and anxiety to serious issues like suicidal ideation and self harm. Along side, worked on disciplinary issues, absenteeism, study skills, listening skills, organisational skills, time management and motivation. Also worked in close coordination with students having learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD. Part of admission Committee to conduct interviews with students who come from broken homes or emotionally stressed backgrounds.
9 years work experience at The Lyceum School for A-levels. Worked as a Psychology Lecturer teaching and imparting in-depth knowledge about basic Research Methods from various areas of Psychology. Also taught Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Organisational Psychology as well as Education Psychology. Supervised 24 Health Promotion Campaigns on topics like Breast Cancer, Smoking, Obesity, Traffic Safety etc.
Conducted numerous workshops on Time Management, Smart Studying Tool, Active Listening and communication, Stress Management
Worked at AKU – IED for two years as a Qualitative Researcher, working on three-year longitudinal study. One of the many research articles is given below for reference.
Worked as a Therapist for an Autistic Child under the Framework of Lovaas Therapy in UK.
Assessed Special Children with various Psychological Disabilities at Karachi Vocational and Training Centre.
Counselled Patients and their families at Psychiatric Clinic and Stress Research Centre for a period of 3 months (Vacation Work)
Successfully completed Internship at IBM in the Direct Marketing Department (Vacation Work)
Worked part-time with a Psychiatrist at the Hilal-e-Ahmer counselling patients with various Psychological Disorders.
Tutored Psychology to A level Students.
Fluent with conducting and training for various tests.
Personality Tests: MMPI, EPI
Intelligence Tests:WAIS, WISC,Slosson Intelligence Test, KAIT, RPM
Projective Tests: TAT, Rorschach Inkblot Test.Drawing Human Figure Test
Emotional Intelligence Test: EQi and various Hogan tests
HR/ Occupational tests: Saville Consulting Wave, MBTI, OPQ, SDS
Forensic Testing: Psychopathy Checklist, Violence Checklist
and numerous other psychodiagnostic tests.
Fluent in the use Quantitative and Qualitative Statistical Software like SPSS, MDS, SEM.
Intensive training and workshops were conducted in the following areas by field experts.
Trained in Forensic Capacity Assessment and Application of Pakistan Mental Health Act 2013 in Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems - Training Conducted by School Of Forensic Mental Health, NHS, Scotland 3rd-4th October, 2019.
Attended 2 day Round Square Discovery Framework Workshop , Jordan on 27th -28th April, 2018
Attended 2 day International Psychology Conference Dubai in October 2016.
Clinical and Counselling
Farah Lodi: Using the Prophet Mohammed’s Personal Model of Psychological Resiliency, to Help Muslim Clients Develop a Spiritually Meaningful and Evidence-Based Treatment Protocol for Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Radhika Punshi Strengths Compass
Child and Education Psychology
Mary Welford (Workshop): Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) is a key aspect of Compassion Focused TherapySarah Ralph (Workshop): Understanding the function of suicidal and self-harming behaviour leads to effective treatment
Pia Ault (Workshop): Equine Assisted Activities and Experiential Learning can help manage symptoms of ADHD in children.
Andrew Wright (Workshop): Art Therapy as an intervention for children with early relationship trauma: Cross cultural therapy practice in the United Arab Emirates
Keynote Speaker and topics covered include:
John Thoburn: The Art & Science of Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD
Alex Haslam: The New Psychology of Leadership
Meaghana Rao: What's Positive About Psychology? Exploring Happiness, Excellence, and Optimal Human Functioning in the Middle East
Dr Mary Welford: Why, What and How: Placing compassion at the heart of Education.
Attended a Workshop on Leadership. Goal Orientation And Team Building.
Non Violent Communication
Attended three-day workshop on Non Violent Communication conducted by Eva Rambala.
Handling Rebellious Teens Attended 2-day workshop on Practical Strategies for Working with Rebellious and Aggressive Adolescents conducted by David Taransaud.
Attended a full day workshop on Collaborative Thinking conducted by Ramiz Allahwala