Ms. Najam-us-Sahar

Lecturer


Experience:


  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
    Lecturer (30th November 2007 - To Date)
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
    Assistant Program Coordinator (November 2006- November 2007)

Qualification:


  • Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
    Pakistan Institute of Modern Studies.
  • Masters in Behavioral Sciences
    Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

Publications:


  • Najm us Sahar,  & Naila Muzaffar(2017). Role of Family System, Positive Emotions and Resilience in Social Adjustment among Pakistani Adolescents. Journal of Educational, Health and Community Psychology 6(2).
  • Cecilia  Essau, Farah Qadir, Aneela Maqsood, Najam us-Sahar, Nadia Bukhtawer, Bilge Uzun Ozer, Regina Pauli1 & Catherine Gilvarry  (2017): Factor Structure of the Urdu Version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in Pakistani Adolescents,  ACTA PSYCHOPATHOLOGICA,3(1:4)DOI: 10.4172/2469-6676.100076
  • Farah Qadir, Aneela Maqsood, Najam us-Sahar, Nadia Bukhtawer, Amna Khalid, Regina Pauli, Catherine Gilvarry, Girmay Medhin & Cecilia A. Essau (2017): Factor Structure of the Urdu Version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale in Pakistan, Behavioral Medicine: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08964289.2016.1276427
  • Najam-us-Sahar& Nida Irshad Gillani (2014). Loneliness and Depression among Wives Of Pakistani Expatriate Husbands.Journal of Identity & Migration Studies. An Open Access Journal,8:2, 25-36. http://e-migration.ro/jims/Vol8_No2_2014/Articles/JIMS_Vol8_No_2_2014_pp_25_36_SAHAR.pdf
  • Sobia Masood & Najam-us-Sahar(2014). An Exploratory Research on Role of Family in Youth Drug Addiction. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine. Medicine: An Open AccessJournal, 2:1, 820-832. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2014.939088
  • Najam-us-Sahar (2014 in Print). UT- FJWU Partnership: A Personal Review. South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin Newsletter (Fall 2013).  http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/_files/pdf/publications/Newsletter2013V2.pdf
  • Najam-us-Sahar (2012). Assessment of Psychological Distress in Epilepsy: Perspective from Pakistan. Epilepsy Research & Treatment,Volume 2012 Article ID 171725.  DOI:10.1155/2012/171725
  • Najam-us-Sahar and Chaudry Haroon Rashid (2010). Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Epilepsy: Perspective from Pakistan, Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 5:2, 221-232 DOI: 10.1080/15564908.2010.487737

Conferences/Trainings/Workshops/ Paper Presentations :


Workshop conducted as Resource Person

  • Resource person/ Master Trainer for workshops “Pedagogy Skills for Higher Education” from December 7-11, 2015 and
  • April 26-29, 2016 at Fatima Jinnah Women University.
  • Resource Person for workshop titled “Identification & Management of Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Schools” organized by Army Public School and Colleges System Secretariat  (APSACS) on April 19, 2014
  • Refresher course of Teaching Staff(Master- Trainer) at Federal Government Educational Institutions(THS) Rawalpindi June 2012
  • Regression Analysis using SPSS, at FJWU in  May 2011
  • Stress and Stress Management,  at FJWU in July 2011

Conference Paper Presentations

  • Paper titled “Counseling Needs of High School Students: Implication for a Capacity Building Framework for Teachers as a way forward for Institutional Development” presented at Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held from July 26-29, 2017(Co-Author).
  • Paper titled “Perception and Attitude of Patients towards Illness, Doctors and Treatment” presented at International conference on Health Psychology: Issues and Challenges   at Government College University Lahore, Pakistan April 26-28, 2017. (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Role of Emotional Resilience in Social
    Adjustment of Young Adults in Rawalpindi “presented at 4th International conference on Research in Education (ICORE, 2016) at University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan November 23-25, 2016. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “Second Passport: A Qualitative Study of  Perception of Pakistani  Nationals towards the Political Rights of Pakistani Dual Citizen “presented at  2nd International Social Sciences conference at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad  Pakistan December 28-29, 2016 (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Unheard Voices: Women & Sufi Music” presented at International Conference on Gender, Social Sciences and Humanities: New Directions in Scholarship organized at Fatima Jinnah Women University in collaboration with University of Texas at Austin US from January 13-15, 2016. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “A Comparative Study of Resilience, Perceived Social Support and Coping Strategies among Flood Victims: Living in Camps & Personal Residence.” Presented at 14th International Conference of Psychology “The Current Challenges for Psychology: From Crisis to Sustainable Solution”, 19th -21st2015 organized by Pakistan Psychological Association & Institute of Applied Psychology University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “Perception of Friendship Quality and its Impact on Self-Concept in Adolescents”  presented at  14th International Conference of  Psychology “The Current Challenges for Psychology: From Crisis to Sustainable Solution”, 19th -21st 2015 organized by Pakistan Psychological Association & Institute of Applied Psychology University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “Frequency and correlates of anxiety symptoms among adolescents in Pakistan” presented at  35th STAR Stress and Anxiety Research Conference at  Cluj-Napoca, Romania , 2-4 July 2014(Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Role of Mindfulness in Self-Regulation in Young Adults: A Comparison Between Pakistani and Chinese Young Adults” presented at Two Days International Conference on Social Psychology  organized by department of Psychology  Government College University, Lahore  Pakistan.  20-21st May 2014. ( Co Author)
  • Paper titledAnxiety Symptoms Among Adolescents in Pakistan: Implication for Prevention” presented at 43rd Annual Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). Marrakech, Morocco. September 25-28, 2013 Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Anxiety among Adolescents in Pakistan: Factor Analysis of Spence Children´s Anxiety Scale (SCAS)” presented at 8th International Academic Conference, at Naples, Italy. September 16-19, 2013 organized by International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.(Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “ Adolescent Anxiety and Academic Stress in Pakistan-Do Western Measures Work in Pakistan” presented at 27th conference of EHPS: Well-being, Quality of Life & Caregiving organized by European Health Psychology Society at Bordeaux, France July 17th -20th 2013 (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Predictors of Anxiety among Adolescents in Pakistan: A comparison of High & Low Anxiety reported Groups” presented at First CAMHS Conference  Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Improving outcomes, widening accessing and tacking stigma on an age of austerity organized by  University of Northampton, UK. July 3rd -5th 2013 (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Identification of Gaps in Funds Generation and Allocation activities during Earthquake 2005 and Flood 2010” presented at International Conference  on Gender and Disaster Management: Facing Disaster, Making Decision organized by Department of Gender Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Pakistan May 23rd – 25th 2013 (Co-author)
  • Paper titled “ Impact of Body Shape Dissatisfaction on Physical Self Concept and Interpersonal Relations among Adolescent Girls in Pakistan” presented at International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) conference for academic disciplines held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas US  March 18th -22nd 2013. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “Relationship between Academic Stress & Anxiety among Adolescents in Pakistan: A Preliminary Analysis” presented at International Conference of Applied Psychology (ICAPP) organized by department of Applied Psychology University of Punjab, Lahore, & Psychology Subcommittee of HEC’s CDSSHP  December 15th -19th 2012. (Lead Author)
  • Paper titled “ Anxiety and its Determinates experienced by Youth: Exploring the Indigenous Meaning” presented at 3rd Annual Public Health Conference on Social Determinants of Health: “Issues and Challenges in Pakistan” organized by Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan December 3rd -4th  2012(Co- Author)
  • Paper titled “ An Exploratory research on Role of Family  in Youth’s Drug Addiction” presented at 3rd Annual Public Health Conference on Social Determinants of Health: “Issues and Challenges in Pakistan” organized by Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan December 3rd -4th  2012 (Co-Author)
  • Paper titled “Relationship between Hopelessness & Suicidal Ideation among Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence” presented at International Conference on Impact of Global Violence on Mental Health: A Challenge for Mental Health Professionals organized by Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of Punjab, Lahore June 27-28, 2008. (Lead Author)

Research Projects/Grants:


  • Co Principal Investigator for Research Project titled “Development of Teachers’ Capacity Building Model to Address the Counseling Needs of Students: A way forward to Institutional Development” funded by Higher Education Commission Pakistan under Thematic  Research Grant Program (2015-2016)
  • Team Member for 3 years Faculty/ Scholar Exchange Program between University of Texas at Austin and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan funded by US State 2013-2015
  • Research Team Member for 3 years funded research project titled “Anxiety among Adolescents in Pakistan; From Epidemiology to Prevention” by Higher Education Commission Pakistan & British Council UK (2011-2014)

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