Paran is a Pediatric Forensic Psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in a specialist child and adolescent mental health team for children who are placed in residential care. He is a Specialist Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a doctoral candidate with Middlesex University.
Paran had set up community Paediatric psychological service units within a family service centre as well Social Service Agency in Singapore. He has also worked within the Family Justice Courts consulting juvenile arrest cases, child protection cases and family protection cases. Paran presently serves as conduit for attorneys, judges, and other law professionals to illuminate psychological elements in legal cases. His passion is to make trauma informed care more accessible to the commmunity.
He has vast experience in assessing child and adolescents’ personality, mental illness, parenting skills, and family dynamics to support a healthy environment for the growth and development of children. He consults families where there are complex child protection concerns and repeated patterns of psychological trauma and abuse which are relevant to child mental health. He has undergone subspecialty training in parental alienation, child, family forensics, child specific Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR; a specialist therapy for complex trauma), Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA) and parental alienation. He is also trained in schema therapy for children and adolescents; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC).
An attachment lens influences his clinical practice throughout. He is mindful that for children who have experienced developmental trauma, helping them to grow healthy attachment relationships can significantly improve their long-term physical and emotional health. Paran has also undertaken further specialist training in the assessment and treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Paran consults families where there are complex child protection and safety concerns and repeated patterns of psychological trauma and abuse which are relevant to child mental health and developmental trauma. In particular, he provides clinical and forensic psycho diagnostic assessments, risk assessments, child custodial evaluation, treatment and psychotherapy.
His clinical interests lie in consulting children, adolescents and women who have been exposed to domestic violence abuse, developmental trauma, PTSD or who have been suspected of exhibiting ADHD symptoms.
Paran is part of the Panel of Therapeutic Specialists with the Family Justice Courts. He holds an appointment (Team Lead) with the Police National Service Department, where he conducts risk assessments and provides psychotherapy for conscripts serving their national service duties. Paran is a recipient of 3 National Council of Social Service Overseas Training Awards. He was a recipient of the Commissioner of Singapore Police Force award in the year 2021.
Paran is a committed psychologist who is passionate about what he does. He works collaboratively to empower positive change through self-compassion, awareness and understanding to improve mental, emotional and social wellbeing.
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