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Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan – President

Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan has obtained her Ph.D in Psychology from Madras University. She has exposure in the fields of teaching, Counseling, Training, Research Guidance and Psychological assessment for about 17 years in diversified work environments. She started her career as a freelancing Psychologist and then worked for various organizations like ALOHA International, V-Reach, Ericson India Pvt Ltd, ICFAI Business School and Human Dynamic Asia Pacific.

Few of her academic achievements included getting “Best Outstanding Student” award by J.B.A.S College for Women, Chennai and nominated to visit China in relation with the Ph.D Research work in 2004. Her publications included co-edited books, research articles and case studies. She also presented papers in national and international conferences. She has conducted seminars and workshops in countries like United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka on various topics. She conducts regular orientation programmes / seminars on topics related to child development. She does talk shows, awareness programmes in many leading television channels.

E-mail : vasuki016@gmail.com, Mobile : +91 98407 32055, Website : www.explorecounselling.com

Mr. Ganesh Nerur – Secretary

Mr. Ganesh recently retired after 38 years of corporate career in the areas of Financial Services and Information Technology. He has travelled widely, handled clients worldwide and managed large projects and teams. Apart from delivering IT solutions to clients, he was actively involved in creating an innovative culture and spearheaded a number of learning and development initiatives. He also did his Masters in Applied Psychology to embellish his vast experience.

E-mail : nerur.ganesh@gmail.com, Mobile : +91 98400 51922

Dr. Sumathi Narayanan – Treasurer

Dr. Sumathi Narayanan, President of Creative Communication and Management Center, Chennai- a Centre for Personal and Professional Excellence has been in the field of training and development for over three and a half decades.

Professional Experience

Dr. Sumathi Narayanan’s professional experience spans over three and a half decades in designing and conducting training programs for public, in house companies and educational institutions. She is a trainer for Certification for Basic and Master practitioner in NLP for NFNLP, USA. She is also a Counsellor and Life coach.

She does honorary work for schools, colleges and Charitable Organizations / NGO’ s in and around Chennai and takes up every opportunity to contribute towards the success of aspiring individuals / students.

Education
  • Ph. D in HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Department of Psychology, University of Madras.
  • Certified NLP Practitioner & Trainer under NF NLP – USA
  • Silva Mind Control
  • Advanced training in the application of Transactional Analysis in organizations with ITAA – International Transactional Analysis Association.
  • Certificate on Counselling Skills by Dr. Emma Gonzalves.

E-mail : ccmcmadras@gmail.com, Mobile : +91 98410 14626, Website : www.ccmcinfo.com

Dr. Komala Vinayagam – Committee Member

Dr. Komala Vinayagam is a practicing psychological counselor in Chennai. She has a Masters degree in Psychology from Presidency College, Chennai, Post Graduate Diploma course in Naturopathy and Yogic Science from University of Madras, Chennai. She has successfully completed a Post Graduate MD & Ph.D in Acupuncture. She has done her Basic Practitioners' Course in 'NLP' from NFNLP, 'Trainers' Training' from Madras University, 'Hypnotherapy' from Ramachandra University and 'Bio Psycho Social Sexuality' from Indian Medical Association.

Her mission is to promote the HIV, TB Counseling profession and foster the “Soul Free Mind & Body Clinic” for Psychological and Physical wellbeing in relationships. She is a Founder Director of “Soul Free Mind & Body Clinic” for Physical and Psychological Well-being. She is a specialist in HIV/AIDS & HIV-TB Counseling, Hypnosis, TA, NLP. She also presents training programs on various aspects of self development, life skills and soft skills training programme for schools and colleges.

She also serves as Consultant Educational Counselor for students in Corporation Schools and Govt. Colleges.

Currently she is pursuing a 4 years course on Advanced Transactional Analysis (SAATA).

She also serves as the Joint Secretary of Hypnotique Circle, Chennai and Executive Committee Member of NLP and TA Circle, Chennai.

E-mail : vinkomss@gmail.com / soulfreecentre@gmail.com, Mobile : +91 91760 19996 / 91760 29996

Mrs. Latha Janaki Ramanujam – Committee Member

Mrs. Latha Janaki Ramanujam, a counselor and psychotherapist, was Assistant Professor in School of Counselling @RGNIYD Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Institute of National Importance for over 4+years. Prior to this, she had 25 years of experience in handling adolescent students during her various roles at reputed schools in Chennai.

She has M.Sc in Psychology, M.S in counselling & psychotherapy and education management with M.Phil and Ph.D., in education under the broad purview of Counselling Psychology. She has extensive experience in counselling and research. She has developed career assessment tools like ‘Career Awareness Inventory’ and ‘Vocational Checklist for Drop outs’ as part of her Doctoral Thesis and a research project funded by RGNIYD (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports). To add her credit, she has conducted life skills, career counselling workshops & training programmes for college lecturers, students, professionals and DIET lecturers and NYK - district coordinators. She has been the chair person, moderator, and paper presenter besides having participated in many national & international conferences. Her papers have been published in several national & international Journals.

She has extensive experience in counseling students for behavioural & adolescent issues, parental and familial counseling, pre-marital and marital relationships, stress management, corporate / employee counseling and career counseling.

She is popular for her appearances and discussions with respect to psychological counselling on popular morning talk shows in ‘Puthiya Thalaimuarai’ and also on Radio-Big FM. She has also written an article on CCF in ‘Kalai Mahal’ Tamil Monthly magazine.

She is also an advisory committee member of Career Counseling Foundation.

E-mail : lathajanakiramanujam@gmail.com / latha.htcounsel@gmail.com, Mobile : +91 98407 84032

Mrs. Shubashree Guruprasad - Committee Member

Mrs. Shubhashree is an MBA graduate, a disciplined HR Professional and a Passionate Soft skills Trainer. She has been associated with Manufacturing, IT Corporates and Educational Institutions for the last 18 + years in Chennai as a part of the Human Resources team.

With a passion towards training and to understand learners of different ages better, branched out and completed her Post graduation in Psychology and also completed her advanced counseling program which has facilitated her to practice as a counselor.

As a freelance soft skills trainer, she handled assignments for both corporates and institutions. At present she is associated with an Architecture College (CAAD) as a Soft skills trainer and an enabler to the student community.

E-mail : gshubashree@hotmail.com, Mobile : +91 94440 84464

Office Bearers of past years:

From the 10-10-2004 to 31-03-2010

President: Mrs. Arundhati Swamy
Secretary: Mrs. Saras Bhaskar
Treasurer: Mrs. Brinda Jayaraman

From 01-04-2010 to 31-03-2013

President: Mrs. Arundhati Swamy
Vice President: Mr. Ananthi Karthic (Volunteered on request)
Secretary: Mrs. Saras Bhaskar
Joint Secretary: Mrs. Anita Mohan (Joint Secretaries volunteered on request)
Joint Secretary: Mrs. Mathangi Ramprasad (01-04-2011 to 31-03-2013)
Treasurer: Mrs. Rajani Nandakumar

From 01-04-2013 to 31-03-2015 (Elected Office Bearers)

President: Mrs. Rajani Nandakumar
Secretary: Mr. Karthik Lakshmanan
Treasurer: Mrs. Gowri Krishnamurthy