Under the management of Hussaini Foundation
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Our Staff

Ms Sajida Hassan

Head of Department Child and Adolescent Development Programme under Hussaini Foundation, Honorary Research Fellow Leicester University, UK

Ms Sajida has been working in the field of Child Psychology since 2004. She secured first class first position and was awarded a Double gold medalist in Clinical Psychology from Karachi University. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and has completed Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK under the supervision of Prof Panos Vostanis. She currently holds an honorary visiting fellow position at the Department of Psychology, University of Leicester (UK). She has conducted several successful child & adolescents psychology training programs for primary school teachers and parents since 2007. She also has Art Therapy Foundation Course training from the British and Dubai Art therapy Association and conducts healing art training courses. She has written various papers published in national and international journals on topics related to child psychology in Pakistan.

Experience:16 Years

Email:info@cdp-hf.org | sajida79@gmail.com

Ms. Fatima Hassan

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Ms. Fatima has been in the field of teaching since 1995. She has done her Advance Diploma in Primary Education from the Institute of Education (IED-AKU) Karachi, certified by McGill University Canada. She has served as a Senior Headteacher for the primary section in a school in Karachi. She is a qualified primary school teacher who has conducted a number of training programs. She has undertaken training programs on topics such as curriculum designing, lesson planning, enhancing the teaching-learning process, reflective communication, and questioning skills for school staff, classroom management. Ms. Fātima has completed various training for early identification and management of children with special educational needs.

Experience:15 Years

Ms. Shan e Zainab

Mphil Psychology Trainee

Shan-e-Zainab is a recent psychology graduate from Bahria University. Currently, she is enrolled in M.Phil (clinical psychology) from the highly prestigious Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP) Karachi along with Diploma in Complementary therapy (NLP/ Hypnosis). Along with a professional degree she also has completed several certificate courses including managing children with Learning disability, healing with art therapy, Remedial teacher training for the children with down syndrome, psychiatry certificate course and certified course on trauma informed care etc. Being an extremely passionate philanthropist , she also happens to have an association with a registered NGO- Husseni foundation (Child and Adolescent Development Program-CADP) as a volunteer since past 7 years and now as a member of content management and research department. Mental health has always been her area of interest along with its advocation, therefore she has conducted several trainings courses under (CADP) for young women on-site and virtually regarding mental health and wellbeing including ‘positive psychology’ and ‘path towards healing’. She has also participated in several international researches under the subject of mental health and wellbeing. She has been associated with children for a decade now, has taught in various schools and carried out internships in various department of psychology. Above all, she is a passionate, hardworking and a zealous individual when it comes to the work and welfare of the society and community.

Ms. Syeda Zeenat Rizvi

Psychologist- Research Associate

More than six years in the volunteerism, a passionate individual with set of skills which empowers her professional career along with a renowned experience of working on youth development and education regarding mental health & well-being. She has obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and currently enrolled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Diploma from Pakistan Association of Cognitive Therapist.

Along with her professional education, She is also associated with University of Leicester (UK) in multiple international research projects and has the honor to represent Pakistan by giving her services as Youth Adviser at World Awareness for Children in Trauma (WACIT). Moreover, she has worked in different health care sectors including Civil Hospital as an Intern Psychologist.

Besides trainings and research she has valuable experience in working with children & youth in various projects. For several years She has put in a lot of hard work for betterment of different areas across Pakistan. She has a diverse experience of working on youth empowerment and education. In this regard She has worked with different NGOs such as HIVE Pakistan.

Her biggest wish is to be a valuable resource and support to the community.

Ms. Insia Fatima

Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Insia is an accomplished result-oriented Clinical Psychologist who is competent in Play therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Pre-Marital Counseling, Pre-Parental Counseling, Parenting Training, and Couple Therapy.

She is working with the Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus, and Bahria Medical and Dental College as a faculty member and with CADP as a Consultant.

Ms. Insia has designed and conducted a Positive Parenting Practice eight-week short course designed to teach parents a positive approach that promotes children’s development, health, and well-being and guides their behavior and emotions.

Almost 30 years of international research with thousands of families have shown these strategies are effective and prove that children that grow up with positive parenting are more likely to do well and are less likely to develop behavioral and emotional problems.

Maheen Zahra

Associate Psychologist & Trainer

Ms. Maheen Zahra is an associate psychologist. She has done her graduation from the Institute of Professional Psychology-Bahria University Karachi.

Ms. Maheen has joined the CADP team and is responsible to conduct individual support sessions for students with Learning-Emotional and Behavioural difficulties under the supervision of a Child psychologist.
She has conducted training sessions with mothers, teachers & youths on various topics including;
Stress Management, Anger Management & Assertive Training, Personality grooming.

MS. Siddiqa Bano

Remedial Teacher (READ Diploma)

MS. Siddiqa has been in the field of teaching since 6 years. She holds a diploma from the London Montessori Karachi and has achieved a diploma in Teaching Practice from (ERDC). She recently completed her diploma degree from READ, Dyslexia Institute Karachi and has been trained to work with children having Emotional problems through CADP course HEART. Apart from attending various child psychology and LD courses she has also conducted sessions for mothers on spending Quality time with Children.

Ms. Zainab Rizvi

Urdu Remedial Teacher

Ms. Zainab is a Graduate of the University of Karachi. She has a rich 10 years of teaching experience. She has been working as an Urdu Remedial teacher at CADP and has developed several resource materials to assist students who need help in enhancing Urdu learning Skills. She is an expert storyteller and has conducted many short interactive and Islamic sessions for kids. She has completed a diploma in teaching practice from (ERDC) and holds a Montessori certificate from PMC. Ms Zainab also conducts workshops for teachers and parents sharing her expertise and experience in Urdu remedial teaching strategies.

Ms. Marium Rehmani

Art & Design Teacher

Marium is a student of Fine Arts at Indus Valley School of Art And Architecture. She has been a part of the CADP team as a volunteer since 2014. She has planed multiple camps since the time. Recently marium has conducted many art courses online to teach bigners different mediums of art. She has designed, planed and conducted multiple short courses to teach watercolour art, pastel art and the genealogy of art theories. Marium believes that art is for everyone and thus she tries to reach to as many people as she can to help them discover their artistic side..

Sabira Kanji

Famipy Therapist- Remote sessions and trainings

Sabira Kanji is a clinical psychologist, mentor, and systematic therapist. Sabira was born in Tanzania, but she was brought up in Pakistan where she completed her master’s in clinical psychology. Sabira then lived in London, earning her second master’s degree in family and systemic therapy from Kings College. After Sabira’s schooling was completed, she married and migrated to Tehran, Iran.

Sabira’s experiences include working as a clinical psychologist and a student counselor at the renowned Ziauddin Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. Sabira also has teaching experience that she obtained through teaching behavioral sciences to medical students. Sabira has experience working with children with special needs at the Institution of Behavioral Psychology (IBP) in Karachi, Pakistan. In Tehran, Sabira is currently mentoring parents who have children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). Sabira has an interest in working with families whose children have special needs or any form of mental illnesses because she believes, “when a child is diagnosed with a disability, all the family members get affected. They may struggle with feelings of anger, loss, remorse, sorrow, and irritation on their own,”. Sabira finds that disabilities influence the daily lives, careers, relationships, and mental health of disabled children and their families.