Ms. Ayana Sunil Variar

M.Phil – Clinical Psychology, MSc – Clinical Psychology, BSc – Psychology

Clinical Psychologist – 7 Years’ Experience

Hand on experience in case history taking and various psychotherapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) etc.

Obtained experience in case history taking for various psychiatric disorders, like organic brain disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders, neurotic and other stress related disorders, personality and childhood disorders.

Training received in conducting psychometric assessments, for developmental, personality and neuropsychological, behavioral disorders, IQ etc.

Posted in various medical departments including, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre (PMRC)

Exposed to the brief counselling of pre and post-surgery patients.

Thesis on Influence of religious beliefs on Quality of life, fear of progression and adherence to medication among cancer patients.

Active participation as a supporting member of the organizing committee at the 47th NACIACP virtual conference.

Working experience (1 yr) as child psychologist (Kerala) (2018-19) – exposed and experienced in child case history taking, assessment and therapy for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, Learning Disability (LD), and IDD.

Internships in various mental health institutions like Fortis (blore), Maxminds, Louis mount hospital (Kerala).

Paper Presentation

  • Presented paper on marital adjustment and infertility relative stress among infertile couples in national seminar (Kerala – 2014) (B.Sc).
  • Best paper awarded for Psychological well-being and marital adjustment among early married couples (2016) (B.Sc).