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Dr. Sabahat Haqqani (PhD UoE, Edinburgh)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / HOD PSYCHOLOGY
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Sabahat has several years of work experience in diverse settings including academia, practicing as a clinical psychologist, delivering trainings and conducting research. She has been involved in conducting psychological assessment and counselling sessions in private clinical settings as well as university settings for a wide range of concerns including stress, depression and anxiety, aggression, intellectual concerns, relationship issues and other emotional concerns. Currently she is In-charge of Wellbeing Center at Capital University of Science and Technology. She is a lifetime member of Pakistan Psychological Association. She has worked on several HEC funded research projects and published on mental health issues of youth, women and older adults.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Clinical Psychology The University of Edinburgh 2017
MS Behavioural Sciences Fatima Jinnah Women University 2009
BSc Behavioural Sciences FGCW F-7/2 Islamabad Pakistan 2005
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2019
Assistant Professor(Ad Hoc) Fatima Jinnah Women University 2018 – 2019
Lecturer Fatima Jinnah Women University 2010 – 2019
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Head, Psychology Department Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2021
In-charge Wellbeing Centre Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad Since 2021
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE
Consultant Psychologist House of wellness: Mental Health and Drug Rehab, Islamabad Since – 2020
On Call Psychologist House of wellness: Mental Health and Drug Rehab, Islamabad 2019 – 2020
Counsellor Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi 2019
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Member Pakistan Psychological Association
Member Mental Health Initiative South Asia (MHiSA) hosted by Bangor University and British Council
HONORS & AWARDS
1. (2022-2025)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-National Research Program for Universities grant as Co-PI with PI Dr. Ishrat Yousaf for project titled “eHealth supported intervention for improving care for young people with substance use disorder in Pakistan”.
2. (2018)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as PI with Dr Amna Khalid (co-PI) for project titled “Preparation and Pilot Testing of Indigenous Manual Based Training for Lowering Stress and Anxiety Levels and Enhancing Performance among Pakistani Youth”.
3. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan travel grant to present paper titled “Help Seeking Intentions of Pakistani School Going Adolescents for Personal and Interpersonal Concerns” at 31st International Congress of psychology. 24–29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
4. (2016)- Developing countries scholarship from International Council of Psychologists to present paper titled “Wellbeing and Deliberate Self-Harm among Pakistani School Going Adolescents: Structural Equation Modelling of Predictors” at 74 Annual conference of International Council of Psychologists. 22–25 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
5. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as Co- PI with Dr Ishrat Yousaf (PI) for project titled “Predictors of adherence to highly active anti-retroviral treatment among individuals with HIV and AIDS in Pakistan.”
6. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as Co- PI with Dr Amna Khalid (PI) for project titled “A pilot controlled trail study of life skills classes for young people with low mood and anxiety”.
7. (2010-2013)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan – Faculty development scholarship for PhD in Clinical psychology.
8. (2009)- Silver Medal in Masters of Behavioral Sciences
RESEARCH AREAS/INTRESTS
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Interpersonal relationships, marital satisfaction, social support
  • Designing interventions for mental health concerns of youth, women and elderly
  • Designing behavioral interventions for sustainable practices and conservation
RESEARCH SUPERVISION
1. MS Perceived over Qualification and Cyber Loafing: Mediating Role of Moral Disengagement and Moderating Role of Moral Identity
2. MS Shared Leadership, Organizational Commitment and Well-being: Mediating Role of Psychological Capital and Moderating role of Task Interdependence
3. MS Health consciousness, health related-behaviours, functional dependency and health status in aging population.
4. MSc Association between Mental Health Distress, Barriers to Help Seeking, and Help Seeking Intentions among Young Adult
5. MSc Psychosocial factors associated with “the sinner” state and trait among youth
6. MSc Relationship of socially prescribed perfectionism and self-criticism with psychological distress: A pilot study
7. MSc Association of hardiness and psychological distress with help seeking intentions: A Pilot study
8. MSc Measuring psychological, physical and social disability through functional status questionnaire: translation, validation and reliability in Urdu language
9. MSc Association of attachment styles and social anxiety with learning styles among adolescents: A pilot study
10. MSc Association of intergenerational contact with empathy and depression in grandchildren: A pilot study)
11. BS Risk and protective factors of anxiety and depression among youth: A Systematic Review
12. BS The Effect of Problem Solving Based Storytelling Intervention on Aggression and Wellbeing of School Children
13. BS Understanding the Needs of Pakistani Adolescents Who Engage in Self-harm: a Qualitative Investigation
14. BS Impact of gratitude on focus and resilience in learning among university students in Rawalpindi
15. BS Assessing the role of attachment with grandparents in psychological resilience and character strengths among adolescents
16. BS Expectation-experience discrepancy and adjustment issues of newly married Pakistani women
17. BS Association between parent child relationship, perceived parental marital quality and adolescent adjustment
18. BS Relationship of dental anxiety and pain perception among periodontal patients
19. BS Role of parenting styles in guilt and shame proneness of adolescents
20. BS Role of attachment: Coping strategies and subjective wellbeing of orphans living in residential care
21. BS Association between interpersonal competence, emotion regulation and marital understanding among married individuals
22. BS Association of self-compassion and conscientiousness with health risk behaviours among adults
23. BS Association between bullying, depression and social dominance among adolescents: A pilot study
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Khalid, A., Haqqani, S. & Williams, C. (2022). Guided self-help Urdu version of the living life to the full intervention for secondary school adolescents with low mood and anxiety in Pakistan: A feasibility study. Heliyon 8. e09809. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09809
2. Yousaf, I. & Haqqani, S. (2022). HIV Treatment Adherence Self-efficacy Scale for Pakistani HIV/AIDS patients: Translation and psychometric evaluation. Applied Nursing Research 66, 151606. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2022.151606
3. Qadir, F., Haqqani, S., Khalid, A., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G. (2014). A pilot study of depression among older people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. BMC research note. 7. 409. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-409
4. Qadir, F., Gulzar, W., Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining the Awareness, Attitude, and Burden of Informal Caregivers of Dementia Patients. The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. 14(4). 230 -240.
5. Qadir, F., Khalid, A., Haqqani, S., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G., (2013). The association of marital relationship with mental health of women in Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 13. 1150. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1150
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2016). Wellbeing and Deliberate Self-Harm among Pakistani School Going Adolescents: Structural Equation Modelling of Predictors. Paper presented at 74 Annual conference of International Council of Psychologists. 22–25 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
2. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2016). Help Seeking Intentions of Pakistani School Going Adolescents for Personal and Interpersonal Concerns. Paper presented at 31st International Congress of psychology. 24–29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan. International Journal of Psychology. 51(S1), 109.
3. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2013). Deliberate self-harm among school going adolescents in Pakistan. The XXVII World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. 18(1), 47.
4. Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2012). Practical and ethical challenges in conducting research on Pakistani adolescent mental health. Paper presented at Persons, Bodies and the State in South Asia. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. Abstract retrieved from http://journals.ed.ac.uk/southasianist/article/view/45

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