Guest Info

Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan is an exceptional individual whose expertise spans research and clinical psychology. With a PhD earned in 2002 and a DClinPsy in 2008, she possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a practising case manager,  Dr Berry-Khan has dedicated over a decade to working alongside children and adults facing various challenges, including disabilities resulting from injuries. Her recent endeavours have taken her to disability centres and schools, where she tirelessly supports the emotional well-being of children and their families.

About the Show

Welcome to an intriguing podcast conversation between Rajan Nazran and Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, where they delve into the captivating world of parenting. 

Dr Shabnam, a seasoned clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in diverse settings, brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this enlightening discussion. Together, they explore the cultural nuances of parenting, shedding light on the contrast between traditional Indian perspectives and contemporary psychological approaches.

Drawing from her extensive background in working with children and adults facing various challenges, Shabnam offers unique perspectives on emotional intelligence and emotional literacy and how they intertwine with the concept of parenting. She uncovers the profound impact of cultural influences on parenting practices and the evolving role of psychology in understanding and managing children’s development.

As the conversation deepens, Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan shares her journey, highlighting how her life experiences have shaped her approach to parenting. She emphasises the importance of sustainability and balance, considering them essential skills in navigating the complexities of raising children. Moreover, she reflects on the paradigm shift in society, where psychology has emerged as a transformative way of thinking in child-rearing.

The discussion briefly touches upon the impact of the Covid pandemic, particularly within the South Asian community. Dr Shabnam offers her thoughts and insights, underscoring the unique challenges and resilience demonstrated by this vibrant community during these unprecedented times.

Tune in for a thought-provoking exploration of parenting, culture, psychology, and the enduring pursuit of understanding and nurturing our children’s emotional well-being.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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