Shami Suhrid is a Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer in BRAC University since October 2010 and he has played key roles in organizing and facilitating various workshops on mental health issues on and off the campus. He is keenly interested in promoting social emotional fitness, informed parenting and peaceful coexistence of lives. Having attained academic and professional degrees and certifications on Counseling Psychology and Human Development, Suhrid wants to explore the possibilities of translating and mobilizing knowledge in this regard in the context of Bangladesh through his research and practices. Beside his academic and professional persuasions, he is a passionate film enthusiast who wishes to make his own films and he dreams of composing his own songs and playing them on guitar for others one day.
Masters in Human Development, Learning, and Culture program, University of British Columbia, 2014-2016 (on going)
Masters in Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, 2009
Enrolled in Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), certified by Training and Certification Council of Transactional Analysts Inc. (T&CC), USA.
Honors in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, 2008.
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY421: Psychology for Architects
October 2010 – present: Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, Counseling Unit, BRAC University
June 2009 – June 2010: Counselor, Teachers and Student Center (TSC) in University of Dhaka.
Training & Other Professional Qualification:
Psychotraumatology and EMDR, 2014
Training on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), 2013
Training on ‘Child Focused Trauma Therapy’, 2012
Training on Supervision skills for counselors, 2012
Training on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 2011
Training on Introduction to Psychodrama and Sociometry for Counselors, 2011
Training on Basic skills in counseling, Stress & Trauma Management, 2010
Diploma in Counseling (Transactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programing), Asha Counseling Centre, India, 2014
Professional association and memberships:
Member of International Transactional Analysis Association