PhD in Clinical Psychology Awarded to Ms. Amna Butt for her Dissertation titled “Behavioral Problems Assessment and Correlates for Primary School Children”
Ms. Amna Butt, after fulfilling all the requirements of PhD degree, has been awarded PhD degree in Clinical Psychology, from the Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University. Her thesis, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruhi Khalid was titled “Behavioral Problems’ Assessment and Correlates in Primary School Children.” Her external examiners were Dr. Daniel Christie, Professor Emeritus in Psychology, Ohio State University (USA) and Dr. Lindsay O’Dell, Director, Post Graduate Studies (UK). Both the examiners praised her work and considered it to be a milestone in the field of Clinical Child Psychology in Pakistan.
Amna Butt presented and defended her work on 5th September, 2018 at Beaconhouse National University. Her viva was conducted by Dr. Sarah Shahed, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Gender Studies (LCWU) and Dr. Salma Hasan, Associate Professor and former chairperson, department of Psychology (GCU).
Amna developed a scale for assessing behavioral problems of primary school children which consists of both parent report form and teacher report form. She also investigated the correlates and predictors of behavioral problems in primary school children.
It is noteworthy that this is the third PhD in Psychology awarded by Institute of Psychology, BNU. Last year two scholars were awarded PhD degrees in the same discipline upon completing all requirements and public defense.