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Mrs. Carol Mathias

Senior Lecturer – Psychology and Senior Student Counselor

Educational Qualification:
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of Mumbai, India (1986-1988)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy from John Academy, UK - Distance learning   (in progress)
  • Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy from New Skills Academy, UK - Distance learning  (June 2019)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from New Skills Academy, UK - Distance learning   (Oct. 2018 – May 2019)
  • Certification in Psychometric Testing, in Dubai, by Nandita Sanker, Middle Earth HR (Dec. 2018)
  • Diploma in Special Education Needs and Disabilities from New Skills Academy, UK - Distance learning   (May – Nov. 2018)
  • Advanced Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), International Association of Professional Coaches, Counselors and Therapists, Sue Knight NLP Coaching Academy, Dubai (2015)
  • Certified Associate Leadership and Life Coach, International Association of Professional Coaches, Counselors and Therapists, Sue Knight NLP Coaching Academy, Dubai (2015)
Professional License:

Community Development Authority (CDA) License for Social professional: Counselor (Date of expiry: February 2021)

Professional Career history:
  • Counseling Psychologist in academic and clinical settings in India (1988 – 2003)
  • Student Counselor in various school curricula in Dubai, U.A.E. (2004 – 2010)
  • Lecturer of Applied and Social Psychology in IITM, Knowledge Village, Dubai, U.A.E. (2008 – 2009)
  • Part-time professional trainer and career counselor in Dubai, U.A.E.(2004 -2010)
  • Lecturer of Clinical Psychology and Counselor in India, in academic, clinical, organizational and social settings; Professional trainer and presenter of workshops in areas of Time and Stress Management, Parent-Child and Teacher-Child Relationships and Effective Behavior Management in academic, clinical and social settings (2010 – 2013)
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Student Counselor at RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. (2013 to 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Senior Student Counselor at RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. (2018 to present)
Achievements/ Interests/Publications/Awards:
  • Organized RAKMHSU Annual Career Fairs as part of the Office of Student Affairs (2013 – 2019)
  • Organized RAKMHSU Mental Health Day - 2019, the theme being, ‘Suicide prevention: Wipe out suicide, not your self!’ (Nov. 2019)
  • Mentored students on the research topic, ‘The effects of acne: are they skin-deep or soul deep?’ which won third place at the 7th RAKMHSU Students’ Scientific Conference (2015 - 2016)
  • Mentored students on the research topics, ‘Social media addiction in students of RAKMHSU’ and ‘Perceived stress: Causes of stress and its management by students in RAKMHSU’ (2014 - 2015)
  • Served as a member of the Editorial Team of ‘INSIGHTS’, a RAKMHSU magazine (2014 - 2015)
  • Author of the article, ‘Effective Parenting’, for the Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore, India (2012)
  • Author of the article, ‘Managing Stress In Adolescence’, for an annual magazine of St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Valencia, Mangalore, India (2011)
Research/Conferences/ Workshops (attended and conducted):
  • Conducted two Faculty Orientation training workshops on ‘The Johari Window’ and ‘Counseling’ for the new faculty of RAKMHSU, organized by CEDAR (October 2019)
  • Conducted two training workshops on ‘Time management’ and ‘Stress management’ for the Ras Al Khaimah palace staff, organized by CEDAR (September 2019)
  • Attended and mentored students for the RAKMHSU Students’ Scientific Conference (2014 – 2019)
  • Attended a session on ‘Identification of early signs of Autism’ at Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi Foundation – a Majlis session by Ms. Agata Wentz (April 2019)
  • Attended a 1-day conference, ‘Updates on Nephrology & Transplantation’ (8 MOHAP CME hours) in RAK, organized by RAKMHSU, UAE. (April 2019)
  • Conducted a session on ‘Dream big, achieve bigger!’ on Women’s Day as part of RAKMHSU’s community service program (March 2019)
  • Conducted a workshop on ‘How to overcome exam anxiety’ for students of Grades 10 to 12, in collaboration with Samanwaya, a cultural group in Ras Al Khaimah, as part of RAKMHSU’s community service program (Feb. 2019)
  • Conducted a Faculty Orientation training workshop on ‘Academic Advising and Counseling: walking the extra mile’ for the new faculty of RAKMHSU (October 2018)
  • Mentored students on the research topic, ‘Positive self-talk: A paradigm shift that leads us from the clutches of failure to the realms of success’ at the 9th RAKMHSU Students’ Scientific Conference (May 2018)
  • Mentored students for the Think Science Competition – 2018, a 4-day event, organized by the Emirates Foundation on the innovative project: Zero Energy House (April 2018)
  • Conducted a Faculty Orientation workshop on ‘Academic Advising and Counseling’ for the new faculty of RAKMHSU (April 2018)
  • Participated in the UAE Hackathon – 2018 along with a team and designed an innovative mobile application created by my team member (February – March 2018)
  • Delivered a seminar on ‘Sense your stress: awareness and management’ to undergraduate students of various departments of the University of Bolton, RAK on the occasion of a ‘Sensorium’ organized by the university (February 2018) – Community service
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘My experiences in the field of Counseling Psychology’ to Psychology undergraduate students of the University of Bolton, RAK (February 2018) – Community service
  • Currently researching the topic, ‘Emotionally intelligent leadership: A study among the faculty of RAKMHSU’ (since Jan. 2018)
  • Mentored students for the Emirates Environmental Competition in Dubai, organized by the Emirates Environmental Group on the topic: ‘The future of power’ where two innovations were also presented (November 2017)
  • Mentored students on the research topic, ‘Do personality traits have a psychological effect on the use of paracetamol?’ at the 8th RAKMHSU Students’ Scientific Conference (May 2017)
  • Mentored students on the research topic, ‘The effect of color on emotions and health’ which won third place at the 8th RAKMHSU Students’ Scientific Conference (May 2017)
  • Conducted a workshop for primary and secondary teachers on ‘Early Identification of and intervention for learning disabilities’ for the teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 2 of Indian Public High School, RAK, UAE, as part of RAKMHSU’s community service program. (June 2017)
  • Participated in the Second Mental Health Conference at RAKMHSU, ‘Breaking the chains of addiction: a step forward’ (November 2016)
  • Conducted two Faculty Orientation workshops on ‘Academic Advising and Counseling’ for the new faculty of RAKMHSU (August and October 2016)
  • Conducted a workshop for primary and secondary teachers on ‘Special Educational Needs: Two ends of the spectrum’ at the Indian Public High School, RAK, UAE, as part of RAKMHSU’s community service program. (August 2016)
  • Conducted a workshop for primary and secondary teachers on ‘Understanding Learning Disabilities’ at the Indian Public High School, RAK, UAE, as part of RAKMHSU’s community service program. (January 2016)
  • Conducted workshops on ‘Dealing with peer pressure’ for teenagers in two Churches in UAE - Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain (April and July 2016)
  • Conducted a training workshop for counselors at St. Mary’s Church, Al Ain (June 2016)
  • Conducted a workshop for faculty on ‘Communication Skills’ with a team, as a member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU (April 2016)
  • Presented a poster on: ‘Introduction of a new need-based course, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, in Pharmacy curriculum’ at the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) international conference at RAKMHSU and also participated as a delegate (February 2016)
  • Conducted a workshop for faculty on ‘Micro teaching’ with a team, as a member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU (January 2016)
  • Conducted a workshop on ‘Understanding learning disabilities’ for teachers of Indian Public High School, Ras Al Khaimah as part of community development (January 2016)
  • Participated as a support faculty for RAKCON students at the 15th Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition 2015, organized by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in Dubai (November 2015)
  • Participated in the Faculty Orientation Program, as a member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU (November 2015)
  • Participated in a 7-day workshop on ‘Inner Child Healing’, conducted by Fr. Arul Joseph, Ras Al Khaimah (Sept. 2015)
  • Conducted a seminar on ‘Careers in Commerce & Science’ for students of Indian Public High School, Ras Al Khaimah as part of community development (July 2015)
  • Attended a workshop on Information Technology, ‘Microsoft Excel’  conducted by the Department of General Education, RAKMHSU (April 2015)
  • Attended a workshop on Information Technology, ‘Microsoft Word without mouse’, conducted by the Department of General Education, RAKMHSU (March 2015)
  • Conducted a Faculty Orientation workshop on ‘Team-Based Learning’ with a team, as a member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU (February 2015)
  • Participated in a ‘MCQ workshop’ by CEDAR, RAKMHSU (January 2015)
  • Conducted a Faculty Orientation workshop on ‘Communication’ with a team, as a member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU (November 2014)
  • Participated in a Faculty Orientation workshop by CEDAR, RAKMHSU (October 2014)
  • Participated in the ‘First Mental Health Conference’ at RAKMHSU and presented on the topic: ‘Behavioral Challenges in Children and Adolescents: Identification and referral’. (October 2014)
  • Participated in NASPA (Students Affairs conference) at UAE University, Al Ain (April 2014)
  • Participated in a workshop on ‘Discipline’ by CEDAR, RAKMHSU (April 2014)
  • Participated in a Faculty Orientation workshop by CEDAR, RAKMHSU (January 2014)
  • Attended a workshop on “Maths Learning Difficulites and Dyscalculia: The Links between Diagnosis and Intervention”, organized by Ishara consultants, Dubai, U.A.E. (May 2013)
  • Participated in the 2-day ‘National Psychology Conference for Peace, Harmony and Happiness’ and Pre-conference session on “Positive Behavior Therapy” at St. Agnes College, Mangalore, India. (March 2013)
  • Conducted a series of seminars on “Growing Up” with 150 middle-school students of St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore, India. (2012 - 2013)
  • Conducted a workshop on “Mind Mapping” to 120 students of St. Aloysius Junior College, Mangalore, India. (August 2012)
  • Conducted workshops on ‘To heal and cure: A humane approach”, for MD students at Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India (2011 & 2012)
  • Conducted seminars for the middle-aged and elderly of Valencia Church, Mangalore, India on “Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques”. (2011-2012).
  • Conducted a seminar for 80 participants of Daughters of the Heart of Mary at Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, India on “Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques”. (October 2011).
  • Conducted a session on “Student-Teacher Relationship: Understanding Children & Adolescents” for 160 Principals & Teachers at Shanti Kiran, Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore, India. (October 2011).
  • Conducted a workshop for the supervisory & managerial staff of the Wafi Group, Dubai on “Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques” and “Time Management”, at Wafi Mall (Training Centre), Dubai, U.A.E. (October 2011).
  • Conducted a seminar for adolescents on “Managing Stress in Adolescence’ at Valencia Church, Mangalore, India. (September 2011)
  • Conducted a seminar for doctors and health professionals on “Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques” at the One-day Palliative Care Workshop, at Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India. (August 2011)
  • Conducted a seminar for the religious priests, brothers & sisters at St. Joseph’s Diocesan Seminary, Mangalore, India on “Challenges of Adolescents: Helping them cope”. (January 2011)
  • Participated an inter-collegiate workshop on “Understanding the Gen X: Issues & Strategies in counselling adolescents” Roshni Nilaya, School of Social Work, Mangalore, India. (Sept. 2010)
  • Participated in a workshop on “Counseling High School Students: Strategies & Techniques” at the University of Wollongong, Dubai, U.A.E. (May 2009)
  • Attended a training program on “Effective Behavior Management in Education” organized by Ishara consultants, Dubai, U.A.E. (April 2009)
  • Attended “International Conference on Psychology & Mental Health”, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India. (July 2007)
  • Participated in a seminar on “Global Perspectives in Higher Education” organized by the American College of Dubai, U.A.E. (Feb. 2007)
  • Attended “Counseling Arabia”, Dubai, U.A.E. (2006 & 2007)
  • Conducted sessions on “Peer Pressure & Substance Abuse”, “Choosing Friends”, “Career Choices” & “Bullying” for teenagers at St. Mary’s Camp, Dubai, U.A.E. (2006-2009)
  • Conducted a workshop on “Living alone: Freedom or Responsibility?” for a group of 80 students, being part of a panel of professionals on “The Journey: Teenage to Adulthood”, organized at the Dubai Grand Hotel, Dubai, U.A.E. (March 2006). (Featured on www.daijiworld.com)
  • Attended the “Autism Health Education Seminar - 2005” by Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Women’s College, U.A.E. (Nov. 2005)
  • Participated in a seminar “Opportunities in North American Higher Education” organized by the American College of Dubai, U.A.E. (Nov. 2005)
  • Conducted a seminar for parents on: “Parental strategies in today’s complex world” at Fatima Retreat House, Mangalore, India. (Dec. 2003)