MA (Psychology), MPhil (Clin Pysch), PhD (Clin Pysch)(Uni of Essex, UK)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Member British Psychological Society & HPC, United Kingdom
Dr Amita Sarkar is a Clinical psychologist from United Kingdom. She is a Member of British Psychological Society and Health Professionals’ Council, U.K. Dr Sarkar has 20 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist with adults of working age as well as in child and adolescent mental health services. After completing a Master’s degree in Psychology and MPhil in Clinical Psychology she completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Essex, U.K. Prior to moving to Singapore she worked as a clinical psychologist within National Health Services (NHS) in London and South Wales, UK. Dr Sarkar has been in full time independent practice since 2007.
Dr Sarkar’s primary career interest is in the area of child & adolescent mental health and she is trained in Cognitive-behaviour therapy, systemic family therapy and trauma therapies, such as EMDR for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She offers group and individual parent training to parents of difficult to manage children. She also has expertise in clinical and psychometric assessments such as IQ/cognitive, personality and other kinds of psychological assessments of the children and adults. Apart from working with emotional/psychological disorders, e.g. depression, anxiety, school refusal, OCD, Dr Sarkar is competent in dealing with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and other developmental disorders.
Dr Sarkar has been involved in preparing numerous court reports and giving expert testimony in UK family courts in private family law cases, as well as child care proceedings such as child abuse and protection. As an expert witness she has prepared a number of court reports providing expert opinions on child-parent relationship and contact, parenting skills & roles, parental capacities for care and protection of children. She offers assessment and therapy in cases of domestic violence and trauma, child abuse, deliberate self-harm, attachment disorders, conduct problems and those with temperamental difficulties (emerging personality disorders). Her research interest is about influence of culture on mediating risk, vulnerability and protective factors on psychological well-being and she possess particular expertise and skills in understanding and assessing the cultural aspects in mental health and parenting among expatriate groups.