Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan, Psychologist – Latest Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan


Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan has obtained her Ph.D degree in Psychology from Madras University. She has exposure in the field of teaching, Counseling, Training, Research guidance and Psychological assessment for about 19 years in diversified work environments.


Her accomplishments includes:

“Best Outstanding Student” award by J.B.A.S College for Women, Chennai.

Nominated to Visit China in relation with the Ph.D Research work in 2004.

Publications included co-edited books, Research articles and case studies.

She has conducted seminars and  workshops in countries like United Kingdom,Australia,Malaysia and Srilanka  on various topics.

President of Chennai Counselors Foundation.


Languages known- Tamil and English.

Academic Qualifications


Ph.D (Psychology)
Madras University


M.Phil (Specilisation in Student Counselling)
Madras University


M. A. (Applied Psychology)
Madras University


B.Sc. (Home Science)
Madras University
Academic Achievements


Best Outstanding Student Award
J.B.A.S College for Women, Chennai


Nominated to Visit China in relation with the Ph.D Research work
Professionl registrations and memberships


Member of Australian Psychological Society Ltd

No- 071

Professional Life member - MAAP (Madras Association Of Applied Psychology)
Professional Member - CCF (Chennai Counselor’s Forum)
Indian Psychiatric Association
Life Member
Research Experiences



An Impact of Abacus Learning of Mental Arithmetic on Cognitive Abilities of Children

Research Guide



Done Internship “On Personality Development”- Focused on improving Emotional intelligence of Children.

Done a Research on sibling rivalry and its relation to Achievement Motivation, Mental health, Frustration and Self Conflict among children


M.A. (Applied Psychology)

Done a Study on “The Effect of Consanguinity on the Intelligence and Personality of Children”

Positions held

Apr 2011-March 2013

Consultant (part-time)
Human dynamic Pvt Ltd

Oct 2010- April2011

St. Michael’s Academy, Adyar

July 2006-May 2010

Student counsellor
Icfai Business School

Aug 2005 - April 2006

Psychologist/ Centre Head

Sep 2002 –July 2005

Facilitator/ Counsellor
“ALOHA INDIA” Advance Learning of Higher Arithmetic through Abacus, Chennai, India


Children’s Garden School, India


Freelancing Psychologist
Books authored

Aug, 2008

Counseling for different Phases of life
Co-editor, Icfai Publication

July 2008

Building Emotional Competence
Co-editor, Icfai Publication
Scientific publictions

August 2013

A study on the Abacus learning of Mental Arithmetic and its influence on the Academic Performance of children
Journal Of Psychological Researches, Volume 57, Number 2

June 2004

Sibling Rivalry and its relation to Achievement Motivation, Frustration, Mental health and Self-conflict among Adolescents
Indian Psychological Review, vol 62, 2

Jan, 2007

Impact of Abacus Learning on the Academic performance of students
Journal of Professional Psychologists, vol 3, no1


Emotional competence and its relation to decision making styles
GITAM Journal


Consanguinity and its relation to intelligence and personality of children
“Nivedhini” WERC, Sri Lanka

Oct, 2006

Feelings- Building blocks of stress
HRM Review, pg 15-19, Icfai University press

April 2007

Feelings- minding the mind- Managing organizational stress
An edited book, Icfai University Press

Aug, 2007

Human capital measurement: Employee burnout and work life balance
The Icfai University Press


“Making the transition from campus to corporate ”, an edited book titled – Campus to corporate.

“Role of Ego states in Transactional Analysis”, an edited book titled Ego Management: Achieving Excellence

“Dyslexic Child-Making A Transformation”, an edited book titled – Parenting

Work Shops and Seminars conducted

Lecture on “Effective Counselling prior to recession”- MGR Janaki College

Conducted  “Parenting Workshops”- CPCL employees

Conducted a “Sensitization Workshop” for Women Police,  Tamil Nadu,India

Conducted sessions on Learning styles, Strategies of effective teaching for teachers

Conducted a “Time Management”  Workshop for M.Ed., Students of N.K.T. College of Education, Chennai

Conducted Personality Development Programs for various Schools and College Students in Chennai

Seminars on Guidance and Counseling, National Youth Services Council, Srilanka

Case studies

March, 2007

The Impact of Stress at Workplace
An edited book - Stress Audit: Concepts and cases, Icfai University press

July 2007

The Power of Emotional Resilience
The Icfai Journal of soft skills, Icfai University Press.



“Cross culture and Counseling Therapy- A Challenge”, an edited book titled- Work place counseling

“Working Across Cultures”, an edited book titled- Campus to corporate

“Impact of Cyber technology on the Adolescent behavior”, an edited book titled-  Cyber Psychology

“ Marriage gym- How to work  out? ”, an edited book titled – Marital Counselling


15th Dec 2006

Emotional competence - it’s relation to family environment
International conference (In-Absentia) on “Emotions at work”, Organised by London School of Economics and CREW, UK.

8-10 Feb 2007

Spirituality – A need of postmodern management initiative
International conference on Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership jointly organized by Delhi University, India and Regent University, U.S.A.

17-20 October, 2007

A study on Decision making and its relation to Locus of control
International conference (In-Absentia) on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-8),at Assumption University, Bangkok

15-16thFeb, 2008

Role of Anxiety in Employee Burnout
International conference organized by Bharadhidhasan Institute of Management,India