Dr Ashima Srivastava is a distinguished Clinical Psychologist, well recognised in NCR. She is an encouraging, knowledgeable, thorough professional who creates a safe space for her clients to talk in. She deals with both children and adults and addresses a wide range of mental disorders. She has been in the field for over 15 years and has fed into her passion and curiosity by continuing to learn the newest and best psychotherapeutic techniques.
Education: Dr Ashima Srivastava is a distinguished Clinical Psychologist, well recognised in NCR. She is an encouraging, knowledgeable, thorough professional who creates a safe space for her clients to talk in. She deals with both children and adults and addresses a wide range of mental disorders. She has been in the field for over 15 years and has fed into her passion and curiosity by continuing to learn the newest and best psychotherapeutic techniques.
She started her professional journey in 1999 and was Associated with Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS). Worked as Clinical Researcher with Department of Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) for nearly 3 years from 2001-2003 years.In 2006she completed her M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from IHBAS. Soon after she completed her Ph.D in the area of Child Mental Health. She then got associated as a consultant at Max Hospital, Patparganj and Noida. Henceforth, she has been an integral part of the hospital as a Senior Consultant specializing as a Child and Adult Clinical Psychologist, Developmental and Behavioral Therapist. Her practise is holistic, competency based and focused on character and personality development.
Her areas of expertise include:Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Family and Relationship counselling, Behavioural Therapy, Psychometric Assessment, Personality Assessment, Assessment of IQ and Learning disorders. She is a certified professional by CBSE for certifying children with Specific Learning Disability and helping to provide them with concessions as per CBSE guidelines.She is also extremely well equipped in conducting Developmental, Cognitive, and Academic evaluations for diagnostic purposes and early intervention services.
Furthermore, she is an illustrious behaviour therapist and deals with behavioural issues in children like ADHD, Conduct Disorder and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Outside her practise, she has been conducting workshops for parents and teachers on topics like orientation of teachers towards Specific Learning Disabilities, sensitizing parents and teachers in schools towards Mental Health Issues evident in children. Her wonderful nature with teenager has attracted many schools in inviting her to conduct workshops for school children on topics like Handling Examination Stress, Effective Study Skills, Handling Peer Pressure, Risk Taking Behaviour, etc. additionally, she conducts courses for graduate and post-graduate students on Overview of Mental Disorders, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, HIV-AIDS counselling, Psychological Assessments etc.
PRESENT POSITION: Senior consultant Clinical Psychologist, Regd. with RCI, India (Since 01.02.2007), Department of Mental Health &Behavioural Sciences, Max Super-Specialty Hospital, Patparganj.
Clinical & Research Experience
- Worked as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a community based ICMR funded research project, “Mental health consequences and service needs of a disaster (fire) affected community in an urban slum” from 22.12.99-3.12.2001.
- Worked as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in OPD based ICMR funded research project, “A survey of burden and coping strategies of caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders” from 4.12.2001- 30.9.2003. Research work included data collection, Counselling sessions, educational sessions and conducting focus group discussions at individual level.
Research Papers Published/ Presented/Abstracts Published
Conferences/ Seminars Attended
Teaching experience :
4 years as Guest Faculty, Department of Psychology, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. Has been teaching at M.A., M. Phil. & Pre-PhD level:
Field training and research guidance in the area of Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Developmental Psychopathology, Cognitive Psychology, Marital Issues, Family Issues and Clinical Neuropsychology. Training is being provided to the students in Clinical set up.
Training workshops being conducted/ Invited lectures/ Panel Discussions:
Membership of Professional Bodies
Awareness programs through mediaHave been invited by different TV channels for different topics and panel discussions like (INDIA TV, AAJ TAK, DELHI AAJ TAK, NDTV INDIA, STAR NEWS, NDTV, SAHARA SAMAY , CNN-IBN, IBN 7, DD,) to share her opinions in the area of Mental Health issues related to Children & Adolescents. Have been a regular column writer for a popular magazine Good Health, have been writing articles for various magazines on psychological issues and on Mental Health Issues. in different newspapers like (HT, TOI, Indian Express, TOI, DainikJagraan and Amar Ujjala,) and Magazines (India Today, Today Magazine, HT Brunch, Readers Digest, Parenting).