Prathna Singh

Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent

 

Prathna Singh is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Her qualifications and clinical training were attained in South Africa, where after qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, she worked for the Department of Health – obtaining experience across various urban and rural hospital and community clinic settings and participating in regular community outreach work with the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS). Her work in South Africa, which was both challenging and rewarding, involved working with diverse groups of people from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds who were seen in general and mental healthcare settings for a range of different psychological reasons. Following her relocation to the UAE, she initially worked in a multidisciplinary team at a well-established private healthcare facility in Dubai, before joining Maudsley Health in Abu Dhabi.

She is formally trained and skilled in the administration of several gold standard assessment tools, in addition to evidence-based individual and group level therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and intervention strategies such as social skills training.

Her role involves:

Working with young people in early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence, as they cope with developmental tasks and overcome associated challenges. This is done through individual and/or group level intervention with children and teenagers aimed at addressing and dealing with difficulties related to conditions such as anxiety and depression using Cognitive Behaviour therapy and elements of Rational Emotive Behaviour therapy.

Seeking to understand and help children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and learning difficulties, through assessment using gold standard measures and interventions that are evidence-based.

Understanding that young people and their families often need systemically embedded types of support and so working with caregivers – providing psychoeducation and interventions aimed at those involved in the care of young people.