Dr. Shilpa Sreenath is a practicing counseling psychologist, with more than 10 years of experience. She graduated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) in 2007 after completing
three years of BA in PSEco and a Masters in Clinical psychology. She later completed her further education in the UK and got her doctorate in psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014. On Wednesday 12 February 2020, she engaged in an interactive session with the 4th-semester students of PSEco.
During the session, she shared her experiences in dealing with patients in both India and the UK. Her experience in working with people coping with cultural adjustment and inclusion issues, those who are internet and social media-dependent; and those who are experiencing lifestyle and urban stress were very insightful. Her psychological interventions and therapeutic framework are based on the guidelines provided by the British Psychological Society and Health & Care Professions Council, U.K.
Dr. Shilpa also spoke about the areas of her expertise including depression and low mood; anxiety-related issues such as phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, panic, and health anxiety; stress and anger issues; low self-esteem; bereavement; relationship issues; substance misuse; self-harm; and life transitions.
Dr. Shilpa Sreenath also on the importance of higher education and how it helped her. Students raised many interesting questions during this session about different subfields in Psychology and their scope, selection of subjects for masters, doing masters abroad, tests to be written, any differences in patients in India and abroad and how the place of education influences the career of a psychologist. It was an enriching experience for the students.