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Nadia Sultan

I am the founder and owner of Inspire Educational Consultancy in Muscat, Oman. I offer a consultation service to schools and families to support children's learning and development. I have worked as an Educational Psychologist in the UK since 2002 with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Education Psychology Consultation Service and am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and also registered with the Health Professional's Council.

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+ 968 24607434
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Tina Balachandran

Ms. Tina Balachandran is a Consultant Clinical and Aviation Psychologist in Qatar. As a mental health thought leader with over 15 years of industry experience across various industry segments, Tina is passionate about her cause to reach out to the masses, improve mental healthcare, support integrated behavioral health, and create a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. She was instrumental in setting up the psychology clinic within the medical division of a major airline, catering to a multicultural global workforce of over 45,000 employees. She has been influential in spearheading mental health promotion and preventive care initiatives to break mental health stigma and improve access to psychological services across various safety sensitive and safety critical roles. She is an on-call specialist for a world leading disaster management company providing specialist support as part of disaster emergency response. Tina believes in inspiring resilience to help individuals heal and grow from traumatic experiences. She has trained responders and facilitated psychological support following critical incidents like death, sudden illness, accidents, workplace injuries and incidents, natural and man-made disasters. As an educator and facilitator, she champions continuous learning and inspires individuals to learn and grow towards their goals. She has provided training to senior leadership, middle managers, and personnel across various industries like healthcare, aviation, construction, oil and gas, and education. She has been involved in research, conceptualization, and development of psychological assessments for clients across the BPO, Telecom, Manufacturing, Education, Aviation, IT, and Finance sector. Tina is a member of various international organizations representing clinical, organizational and aviation psychology. She has authored and co-authored book chapters on the subject of pilot recruitment and workplace mental health and is actively involved in various workgroups focused on improving the field of clinical and aviation psychology. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for international journals and volunteer reviewer on various conference program committees. Additionally, she provides supervision for licensed clinical psychologists and mentors early career organizational psychologists.

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Doha, Qatar
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Dr. Joanne Hands

I am a Licensed Psychologist from Venezuela, US Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and US Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am also a Certified Counselor by the American National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) as well as Certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory. I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), and Venezuelan Federation of Psychologists (FPV). I am the Clinical Director of the Kuwait Counseling Center where we operate under the strict code of ethics published by the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association as well as proud to comply with the standards of privacy and confidentiality published by HIPAA.

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Rana Faissal Nasser

Educational Psychologist at the Kuwaiti Society for the Guardians of the Disabled - Head of Assessment and Evaluation. Extensive training and over 20 years experience in the field of bilingual psychoeducational assessments, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental disabilities and special educaitonal needs. Previous consultant and committee(s) head/member to the Public Authority of the Disabled.

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Layal Jamal Sleeq

I am currently the Middle School Counselor at the Universal American School. Previously, I have worked in the Clinical setting and I have experience wtih psychoeducational assessment and testing.

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1822827 EXT 301
Salwa, Kuwait
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