Dr Jai is registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist. Registration No: PYL29667.
You can visit the HCPC website using this link: http://www.hcpc-uk.org
Dr Jai is a Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society. Membership No. 252742.
The title of Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. You can visit the BPS website using this link: https://www.bps.org.uk/public
DPSYCH COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
The title ‘Dr’ refers to completion of a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology undertaken over 5 years at City University, London. This programme of professional training included developing specialism in a range of therapeutic models, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centred approaches and psychodynamic therapy.
During her training, Dr Jai worked with people across different age groups, in a range of settings and with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma and bereavement. The programme developed her existing skills in supervision and leadership.
Dr Jai’s Doctorate research focused on burnout in the helping professions and reflects her strong interest in wellbeing practices, self-care and burnout prevention.
PGDIP COMMUNITY EDUCATION with JNC PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
During her Postgraduate Diploma in Community Education Dr Jai gained extensive knowledge of working with young people and community groups, alongside gaining a professional qualification to practice as a youth and community development worker. This integration of a community based approach was underpinned by her desire to understand how the environment shapes and influences individual wellbeing and the complexities of social justice.
This programme of study focused on the influence of government policies, the media as well how our family, friends, educational experience and employment / unemployment can collectively impact on our lived experience. The programme is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency and the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning.
MA COMMUNITY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Dr Jai’s MA in Community and Criminal Justice addressed topics including anti-oppressive practice, specialist supervision, working with victims, social policy, public protection, and the management of high risk offending behaviours as well as the management of services and people.
Dr Jai’s Masters research focused on positive bias within the criminal justice system through a series of interviews with young women to understand why certain groups are under-represented in the youth justice system.
BSC PSYCHOLOGY & DIPLOMA IN OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES
The foundation of Dr Jai’s interest in Psychology was her Bachelors degree in Psychology which included a focus on occupational studies that applied psychological concepts to workplace settings. During this programme of study Dr Jai worked with both adults and young people at HMP Holloway and also undertook voluntary mentoring with care leavers, demonstrating her early interest in working with marginalized groups.
Dr Jai’s Bachelors research focused on the effectiveness of anger management interventions for young women
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