Psychological Couselor: Ms.Tina Fernandes (Former HOD)

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life…”

Tina Fernandes has been active in the field of Psychology and Education over the past 35 years. She has taught, capacitated and upskilled a wide audience ranging from young children to young adolescents to adults. She has been a faculty of St. Agnes College Degree and P.G. College, Mangalore, St. Ann’s B.Ed. College, Secunderabad, Eva Mair Vocational College and St. Francis Degree and P.G. College where she was the Head of the Department of Psychology. She recently retired and has presently working as a psychological counselor with Pause for Perspective. She is also a consultant for ‘reach beyond…gargi knowledge solutions’ and a visiting faculty to a number of institutions. She is a member of the committee constituted by The Telangana State Council of Higher Education, to review and revise the UG psychology syllabus.

Tina has done her doctoral research on the topic of “Stress and hardiness in Young Adolescents” from Mewar University, Rajasthan. She has published more than 30 papers in the areas of Positive, Developmental, Health and Educational Psychology in both national and international journals. She is a recipient of grants for several national research projects and has also received many teaching awards which recognize her innovative teaching methodology in the field of Education and Psychology.

Tina has through the span of her career been a trainer of trainers, a motivational speaker, a lecturer, an administrator, a counsellor and a life coach. She has mentored and guided countless batches of students whose research is contributing to shaping and influencing policy and implementation in the field of Social Science.

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