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Mrs. Carol Mathias

Senior Lecturer - Psychology and Senior Student Counselor

Educational Qualification:
  • Registered student of PhD in Psychology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India (in progress, since Dec. 2019)
  • 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
  • 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 2020)
  • Organized RAKMHSU Mental Health Day 2019 & 2020
  • An active member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU conducting Faculty Orientation workshops and community service workshops (2014 to present)
  • Participated in the UAE Hackathon 2018 along with a team and designed an innovative mobile application created by my team member (February March 2018)
  • Served as a member of the Editorial Team of INSIGHTS, a RAKMHSU magazine (2014 - 2017)
  • 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):
  • Currently working on two COVID-19 related faculty research projects (2020-2021)
  • Mentored seven student research projects at the RAKMHSU Students Scientific Conference (2015 - 2021) of which two are COVID-19 related, and one student research project for DUPHAT (2014) of which two research projects were awarded prizes.
  • Conducted workshops for primary and secondary teachers, students, Student Council and Parent Council of Indian Public High School, RAK, UAE, as part of RAKMHSUs community service program. (2015 to present)
  • Conducted Faculty Orientation workshops on Academic Advising and Counseling: walking the extra mile for the new faculty of RAKMHSU organized by CEDAR (2014 to present)
  • Conducted two training workshops on Time management and Stress management for the Ras Al Khaimah palace staff, organized by CEDAR (September 2019)
  • Attended the RAKMHSU Students Scientific Conference (2014 2019)
  • Attended workshops organized by CEDAR, RAKMHSU (2013 - 2020)
  • 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 Womens Day as part of RAKMHSUs 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 RAKMHSUs community service program (Feb. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Mentored RAKMHSU students for the Emirates Environmental Public Speaking Competition in Dubai, organized by the Emirates Environmental Group (2015-2017)
  • Participated in the Second Mental Health Conference at RAKMHSU, Breaking the chains of addiction: a step forward (November 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. Marys Church, Al Ain (June 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)
  • Participated in a 7-day workshop on Inner Child Healing, conducted by Fr. Arul Joseph, Ras Al Khaimah (Sept. 2015)
  • Attended workshops organized by the General Education Department, RAKMHSU (March 2015)
  • Participated in the MOH accredited, 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)