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PROFILE OF DR. T. R. UMA

Dr T. R Uma, is a practicing Psychologist with over 10 years of counseling experience. Her skills include cognitive assessments and family psycho-social support to facilitate the child's strength areas. She is proficient in conducting comprehensive assessment in the areas of IQ, Learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She also prepares intervention plans for children with LD and ADHD. She has experience in dealing with pre-adolescent and adolescent counseling in both academic and non-academic domains.

Dr Uma's maturity and life experiences help her connect with children and their families and provide a holistic experience for her clients. She understands the dynamics of the Indian family structure which makes her counseling relevant to her clients.

She actively engages in Continuing Education Updates and holds certifications in an array of topics.

Work experience

  • Visiting Psychologist: Be Well Hospital - January 2015 - Till date
  • Counseling Psychologist: Freelancer - June 2008 - December 2014
  • Part Time Counselor: Padma Seshadri Bal Bhavan - June 2006 - April 2008
  • Part Time Student Counselor: Vellamal Mat. School - June 2005 - April 2006

Educational qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D): Neuropsychological Intervention for children with ADHD (Madras University, Chennai, India)
  • Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.), Applied Psychology
  • Master of Science (M. Sc.), Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Zoology

Memberships

Chennai Counselors Foundation

Research Projects

Current: Psychologist at a project by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India to evaluate the effect of chess training on cognitive functions.

Papers published

Thenmozhi S., Uma T. R. (2013a). Executive Functions Impairments in children with and without ADHD. Indian Journal of Applied Psychology, 50, 70-77.

Thenmozhi S., Uma T. R. (2013b). Effect of working memory on children with ADHD. Journal of Psychological Researchers, 57, 13-18.

Her mission is to create awareness about ADHD and help parents & children overcome challenges of ADHD/LD with the help of appropriate interventions and counseling. She is passionate to work with adolescent population to help them understand their potential and also to guide them to achieve their maximum so as to excel in their life.

Currently consults at Bloom on appointment basis only. She can be reached at: truma08@gmail.com