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Child Specialist in Bangalore

Dr. Sushma Gopalan

Child Life Specialist

PhD, MA (Psychology), MSc (BT), PGDMH, (PGDCRL)
English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

Dr. Sushma Gopalan is a well experienced Counselling and Clinical psychologist who holds a Masters degree in Genetics and Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She is currently a research scholar who is completing her doctorate programme in clinical psychology. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health, Certified in Guidance and Counselling, Child development, a certified Gatekeeper in Suicide Prevention and a Life Skills Trainer.

Area of expertise
  1. Trained in conducting psychological assessments for children and adults which include personality tests, IQ tests, Screening for Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Suicidal Ideation, Marital compatibility, Family index, Postpartum Depression and a wide range of clinical rating scales.
  2. Trained in providing therapy for various psychological issues by incorporation of Talk Therapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Supportive psychotherapy, Play Therapy and Mindfulness therapy along with Relaxation Techniques.
  3. Experienced in conducting family and group therapies which in turn can mediate a better learning and coping environment.
  4. Experienced in dealing with issues associated with grief, trauma, bereavement, PTSD and PPD in addition to depression, stress, anxiety, adolescent stressors, suicidal ideation, self-harm, body image issues, substance abuse, addiction and somatic disorders.
  5. Child and family counselling, planning, interventions and implementation of coping strategies for families to function better as a unit especially in cases of families with special needs children or family discord.
Awards and recognitions
  1. Been a part of screening camps for Mentally challenged across different states of Tamil Nadu as part of Professional Applied Psychologists Association.
  2. An active participant of the National Workshop on Saach – A Truth; which focussed on Forensics and Lie Detection as a reliable tool in Corporate investigations and interrogations.
  3. One of the keynote speakers in ISRO for a talk on the Mental Health of defence personnel.

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