Syeda Ayesha Noor

Syeda Ayesha Noor

Syeda Ayesha Noor

Senior Lecturer

Ayesha.sheeraz@ucp.edu.pk
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A Clinical Psychologist by passion and teacher/ mentor by profession, having 9 years of experience in teaching, counselling and training at various institutions & organizations at government and private sector of Pakistan. She joined UCP in 2013, since then she has been involved in rendering teaching, counselling, supervising research projects, and administrative services. She also served as the Patron of Debating Society for 3 years.

She attains International Affiliation/Membership of American Psychological Association (APA). To her credit, she holds various skill based certified trainings pertaining to her specialization. She is a professional who understand the dynamics of human cognitive and behavioral psychology and has special interests in dealing with clinical and subclinical mental disorders across diverse demographics.

She has participated in number of research projects, workshops and national and international conferences. Her areas of research interest include Depression, anxiety, Stigma and Discrimination, In-Depth Interviews, intervention and outcome studies, health and geriatric psychology, parenting and its psychological implication on children. She often appears on national/international TV channels and radios and talks on psychosocial issues prevailing in the culture.

Syeda Ayesha received her MS degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Beaconhouse National University with ‘Distinction’.   She was awarded with Gold Medal in MSc Clinical Psychology and graduated as the Valedictorian of her batch. She demonstrated high academic and professional commitment due to which she remained on dean’s honor list and was awarded with Merit scholarship for 3 consecutive years.

In addition to academics, her competitive spirit, leadership, collaborative and communication skills are led by her athletic and declamation debating achievements. She won team trophy for Kinnaird College and Punjab swimming championship for two consecutive years.

MS Clinical & Counseling Psychology Beaconhouse National University 2013
MSc Clinical Psychology Beaconhouse National University 2011
Graduation (Bachelor of Arts) Economics And Statistics Kinnaird College for Women Lahore 2004
Intermediate Psychology, Statistics, Mathematics Kinnaird College for Women Lahore 2002
Lecturer University of Central Punjab (UCP) 2016-Present
Psychologist/counsellor / Trainer Civil Services Academy ( Walton) 2018-present
Psychologist/ Research consultant / trainer Pakistan institute of Living and Learning 2020- Present
Lecturer / Program In-charge Bahauddin Zakariya University 2014-2016
V. Faculty Bahria University Lahore Campus Spring 2016
V. Faculty University of Central Punjab (UCP) 2013-2016
Counselor / Psychologist Specialist Poly Clinic 2011-2014
1Rasheed, M., Sarfraz, N., Iftikhar, N., & Noor, S. A. (2022). Perceived Psychological Stress, Acting out Tendencies, and its Relationship with Judgment of Police Constables in Punjab, Pakistan. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 8(1), 107-118.
2Siddiqui, M., Noor, S. A., & Sarfaraz, A. (2022). Fear of COVID-19 and Socio-cultural factors as Predictors of Sleep disturbances among Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Patients. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 3(2), 120-130.
3Sarfraz, N., Rasheed, M., Noor, S. A., & Rehman, K. (2019). Cognitive Distortions, Suicidal Ideation and Quality of Life (QoL) in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Lahore, Pakistan. The Discourse, 5(1), 159-166.
4Farooq, M., Khan, S. E., Noor, S. A., Asghar, R., & Ishaq, K. (2021). The growing epidemic of Social and cultural Iatrogenesis in Pakistan. World Family Medicine, 19(5): 51-59.

TEACHING/TRAINING

Conducted Training workshop on “Dental Phobia ” for doctors at University of Health Sciences (June 3rd , 2022)
Conducted Training workshop on “ Corporate Etiquettes and Manners- Stress Management” for Internal Senior non academic staff at Uuniversity of Central Punjab (May 18 & 24, 2022)
Guest lecture on “ Family Facilitation and Intrisic Factors Determining Marital Stability” at University of Central Punjab. (June 9, 2022)
Guest lecture on “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” on Wolrd Health Day; Pakistan Institute of Living Learning. (April 18, 2022)
Delivered an expert lecture on “Counseling Across Cultures” at Loras College, Dubuque United States. (29th October, 2021)
Delivered an expert lecture on ‘Malingering in Criminal Justice System’ and ‘Psychology of Sexual Offenders’ at Global Institute of Law: Legal Education and Research Beyond Borders, Oxford England. (August 2021)
Conducted workshop on ‘Play Therapy Techniques’ at Division of Child and Adolescents mental health and Women mental health; Pakistan Institute of Living Learning (June 25, 2021)
Conducted workshop on "Basics of Psychological Assessment" at Division of Child and Adolescents mental health and Women mental health; Pakistan Institute of Living Learning . (April 17, 2021)
Lecture: ‘Education System of Special Children in Pakistan’ on World Education Day; Pakistan Institute of living Learning. (January 23rd, 2021)
Expert lecture on ‘Stress Management & Emotional Intelligence in Strategic Decision making and Psychological Well-being’ for officers of BS 17 to 19 of Pakistan Customs. Organizer: Director of Directorate General of Training and Research, Federal Board of Revenue, Govt of Pakistan. (April 13, 2021; January 29, 2020) .
Guest Speaker - Delivered Lectures on Public Sector Management to 45th, 46th and 47th Commoners undertaking Common training program at Civil Services Academy Walton. (2017, 2018, 2019)
Expert lecture on Forensic psychology to Assistant superintendent jail and Prison psychologists at National Academy for Prison administration (NAPA) (Oct 2019)
Conducted 5 series of workshops on “Psychosocial Skills Development” to 46th & 47th common, probationary officers at Civil Services Academy Walton. The project of workshop was organized in collaboration with Liverpool University (UK) and Human Development Research Foundation (HDRF, Pakistan) under the auspices of WHO.
Conducted a session on predisposing factors and psychological effect of child abuse for Police Officials working in Child Safety Cell (Sheikhupura). In collaboration with Search For Justice/ CAN Pakistan supported by Australia in Pakistan. (3rd April 2018.)
Delivered a lecture on “Child Protection Framework in Punjab” for Child Protection Officers from 8 districts of Punjab working with Child Protection & Welfare Bureau- Government of the Punjab. In collaboration with Search For Justice/ CAN Pakistan under its Project “Strengthening Capacities of Key Stakeholders around Child Rights & Child Protection”, supported by Australia in Pakistan. (Jan 22nd 2018)
Delivered a lecture on Psychometric Testing to Master in HR students at University of Management & Technology (UMT). 16th May 2018
Delivered a talk on Coping Strategies as a Way to Deal with Stress to Motorway police at their headquarters Sial Mor, (Dec 5th 2017)
Delivered a lecture on the ‘Effect of Corporal Punishment on the Child’s Development’ at Social Work Department of Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with NGO Child Rights Movement, Punjab.(Dec 22nd 2017)

TEACHING/TRAINING

Stigma, Social Comparison and Psychological Distress in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. WPA Thematic Congress: Public Mental Health at Nishat Hotel, Organizers: World Psychaitric Assocaition March 11-13, 2022
Fear of Covid-19, Religiosity, Paranormal Beliefs and Sleep Disturbances in OCD patients. WPA Thematic Congress: Public Mental Health at Nishat Hotel, Organizers: World Psychaitric Assocaition March 11-13, 2022
Dyadic Satisfaction and Coping Styles as Predictors of Pandemic Related Pregnancy Stress. International E-Conference on Clinical Practice and Rehabilitation: The Interplay of Mind, Body, and Soul: Organizer: Center of Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab. December 8-9, 2021
Social Support, Quality of life and Stress among Mothers of Children with ADHD. 2nd International conference’ Understanding Hidden Disabilities. Organizer: Foundation University Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of living and Learning. 3rd Dec, 21
“Caregiver Burden, Psychological Distress and Marital Dissatisfaction among the Spouses of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder”. Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP). Tokyo, Japan. Organizer: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University. 26th till 29th March 2020
“Sleep problems as predictor of intensified symptoms in Austism Spectrum Disorder”. International Conference on "Recent Trends & Interventions in Clinical Psychology” held at the Centre for Clinical Psychology , University of the Punjab Lahore. 20-22 March 2019
“Psychosocial Factors associated with Prenatal Anxiety”. 12th Neuropsychon Psychiatric Conference. Avari Hotel Lahore, April 14 to 16, 2017. Theme: “Dignity in Mental Health Psychological & Social Mental Health First Aid for All”.
“Prevalence and risk factors of Postpartum Depression”, 1st International Conference at Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan; Current Trends in Psychology: Security Issues in Pakistan & its Psychological Implications. March 2016.
“A comparative study of emotional intelligence, self -esteem and perceived stress among smokers and non-smokers”. 3rd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference: Global Prosperity through Research and Innovation. September-2016. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar,
“The relationship of emotional intelligence with sleep disturbances among university students” 3rd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference: Global Prosperity through Research and Innovation. September- 2016. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar.
“Relationship of personality traits with social anxiety in adolescents”, 3rd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference: Global Prosperity Through Research and Innovation., September- 2016, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar.
“Perceived Parenting & Self Efficacy of Young Adults”, 14th International Conference of Psychology, at Punjab University, March 2015, The Current Challenges for Psychology: From Crisis to Sustainable Solutions.

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