Dr Stephen Thevananthan A/L Jambunathan

Dr Stephen Thevananthan A/L Jambunathan

Psychology
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Dr Stephen Thevananthan A/L Jambunathan

Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

He is trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He is now promoting Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing [EMDR, a form of therapy initially designed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. Currently, our team of therapists from The Mind Faculty are using EMDR to resolve associated memory loops and locked-in memories, something that is also a major psychopathology in obsessive-compulsive disorder]. Apart from being a psychotherapist, he also believes in the use of medication when need be. 

A/Prof Dr Stephen has a keen research interest in many forms of psychological therapy including art therapy and eclectic forms of psychological reform. His belief in the Bio-Psycho-Social approach in mental health is what keeps him going. Bio-Psycho-Social : ‘biological’ referring to the use of medicines [if necessary], ‘psychological’ referring to the patient’s personal issues and thinking processes, and ‘social’ referring to their environmental issues or stressors. 

Qualification
  1. Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] – Manipal, India 1990
  2. Masters of Psychological Medicine [Psychiatry] – University Malaya 1999
  3. Fellowship in Psychotherapy - University of Melbourne 2002
  4. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing [EMDR] – EMDR Association of Australia 2013
Professional Registration
  1. Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) No: 30916
  2. National Specialist Register (NSR) Malaysia No: 129683
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